Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cold Pics

Here's a couple pictures from last nights ride.

All dressed up to do battle with the cold : )

Here's Rick lit up like a Christmas tree. Definitely safer than my setup.

A blurry one of my piddly lights.

A quick drink of a tasty beverage.

Starting to get a little colder out.

Warming up with a hot cup of coffee and a Campmor catalog : )

The bikes patiently waiting outside in the cold.

Thanks for the great ride Rick. Let's do it again soon. Good night.

Edit-after greg and brooks comments, I realized that I forgot the best picture from last night. How did they know about the pirate and ninja swords at the truck stop? : ) Here it is!

13 comments:

G-reg said...

Who knew Ninjas rode bikes with comically large tires, go figure.

Brooks Leedahl said...

did you encounter any pirates?

Simmons said...

Can't wait until your back in Fargo Greg! I know how much you like cold rides :)

I forgot the best picture. How did you guys know about the swords? Have you been to that truck stop before :) People would've really thought we we're crazy with ninja swords on our backs. That might be a last minute gear add on for the Arrowhead. Just in case the wolves are a little too frisky :)

Brian said...

-30F? I forget what that feels like...

Chris said...

That last picture is great. Iceman has arrived by bike. What's this about s words?

Cellarrat said...

swords might help get your over the 15 lbs wight requirement...

;)

Paul said...

How and the heck do you keep your feet warm?!!?

Mine still hurt 3 hours later!

Simmons said...

Hey Paul - I tried out a new system that night, and it worked pretty well. First I put on a pair of thin wool socks from Surly. Then I put on bread bags over those. Then a pair of Seal Skinz socks. Then I put on my oversized Lake winter boots. I tried to pull the tips of my sock layers away from my toes so that when I slipped on the boots they wouldn't pull tight against my toes and cut off circulation. I tightned up my boots, but not too tight. Then over all of that I wore a pair of Salomon XC ski boot covers that have a nice fleece layer inside of them, and cutouts for my cleats. For the most part it worked great. Although I think I can still improve on it. My feet stayed warm until towards the end of the ride when we were heading into a strong head wind. I'm going to order up a pair of vapor barrier socks to replace the bread bags. I'm now a believer of the vapor barrier idea.

Cellarrat said...

Hey dave! If you want i'll nab you a pair of the go-lite vb from one of the close out places in denver....

It well cost you all of $15 if they have your size not real long... I wear a large and i'm a size large and its maybe a hair big...

They don't have alot right now...

Go-lit doesn't make them any more

Shoot me an email if you want some?

Cellarrat said...

BtW i wear a size 9.5...

I have small feet

pw said...

Are you still wearing your cracked helmet? You will have to let me know when you come up and ride again.

Simmons said...

Pw - Yeah I'm still wearing my cracked helmet. It's still holding together, but I should get it replaced before spring. How's your Arrowhead prep coming along? I'll call you next time I'm in town. Rick and I are heading up to International Falls on Sunday. I don't know what you got going on, but maybe you and Jim would like to go up as well to see what it's like. Let us know. Later.

gjc said...

time for some new photos, mr. sleep on the deck at night.