Monday, February 23, 2015

I rode my bike yesterday (big team ride and party edition)

I rode my bike yesterday. 

Our big team ride went off road due to the cold temps. I got hot. It was awesome.

Last years big team ride was a road ride on mountain bikes over 5 inches of snow. Snow was minimal this year but the urban single track was not. All I want to do is ride my mountain bike thru midtown, and cliff drive. 

God bless Kansas City and Brett Shoffner. And I'm sure he has tons of help with the trail building so god bless all those fine folks as well. 

Later in the evening was the yearly team party, which for the last few years has been at Pot Pie in Westport. A great restaurant That I highly recommend you visit. 

Life is good. 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

I Rode My Bike Today.

I rode my bike today.

That's news worthy for me, given the way things have been lately. We have a 2 month old kid. 

He's awesome. 

Today's ride was a recon ride. Starting in March I plan to commute to work via bicycle. Three days a week at first. The route has now been established and its a good one. Takes about 35 minutes one way and hopefully I can stretch that to 1.5 hrs for a once a week adventure ride on my way home.

It includes a bit of the Turkey Creek paved trail plus about 15 feet of hobo single track underneath 75th st. So it's time to put some beefy tires on the road bike. 

I'm looking forward to this, never really commuted via bicycle before. 

I will race this year. When and where and how out of shape I'll be remains to be seen.