Rainy Day

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It is raining here in Northern Wisconsin this morning and my mind isn’t moving so fast this morning, so I’m just going to post a few photos from yesterday. I’m a little sore from the wood chopping ordeal, but not so bad. Mainly my hamstrings from leaning over. Bill is a gimp from crashing, but he maned-up and did the whole ride yesterday. We rode over to Cable, did the singletrack down to past the high point and then back to Cable and home. It was a little over 20 miles. My hand isn’t so good on singletrack. The grip thing is a problem. I’m going to talk to my friend Stacie about what I need to do today hopefully.

I had some weird dreams last night. I’d forgotten to call Burt, my PT guy at Rebound Physical Therapy, to tell him I wouldn’t be around this week, so I got up early to do that. In my dreams I was showing up for PT and Burt said I had to go down to the basement. I was pretty sure I’d never seen the basement. When we went down there, it was like a scene out of Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome. A little city, like Bartertown, with 1000’s of people working in horrible conditions with livestock. Burt said my PT would be there from now on. It wasn’t exactly a nightmare, but it was a little disturbing. I’m going to look for the basement door when I get back to Topeka.

Okay, like I said, I’m moving a live slow this morning, so that’s all I got…..

This is most of the wood so far cut and split.

This is most of the wood so far cut and split.

Dennis made these little benches for the fire pit while I was doing all the "real work".

Dennis made these little benches for the fire pit while I was doing all the “real work”.

We drove to Hayward and stopped by Riverbrook Bike shop.  I had never really checked out Fat-bikes much.   I would have thought that I would never own one.  But after riding this, I changed my mind.  It was light, rolled and accelerated great.

We drove to Hayward and stopped by Riverbrook Bike shop. I had never really checked out Fat-bikes much. I would have thought that I would never own one. But after riding this, I changed my mind. It was light, rolled and accelerated great.

The 1 X 11 chain and chainrings are pretty strange.  I guess it helps keep the chain on the front without a keeper.

The 1 X 11 chain and chainrings are pretty strange. I guess it helps keep the chain on the front without a keeper.

The high point on the Birkie course.  It was nice being up there nearly at sunset.

The high point on the Birkie course. It was nice being up there nearly at sunset.

The Birkie ski trail.  The best marathon ski trail in the World.

The Birkie ski trail. The best marathon ski trail in the World.

Dennis' chainsaw.  My friend.

Dennis’ chainsaw. My friend.

4 thoughts on “Rainy Day

  1. Franz

    The owner of a local bike shop suggested I buy one of his Surly Pugsleys. I laughed at the notion but he somehow convinced me to buy it. I think it weighs 45 pounds and likely will get a hernia from picking it up. I found it fun to ride but did not really use it until the snow came. It was great to get out in the winter instead of being inside on a trainer. It is a weird feeling to ride a section of trail that only takes 2-3 minutes in the summer but takes 15 minutes on a fat bike in a foot of snow. You see a lot of things you never noticed before.

     
  2. Matthew Makarewicz

    I warned you that taking Zyrtec would give you weird dreams. Are you taking Zyrtec?

    Adventure Monkey, Eric Benjamin has been racing gravel grinders on his fatbike. He says he is as fast on his fatbike as he was on his CX bike post heart surgery.

     
  3. Chris Young

    Steve,
    You offered some encouraging comments to a local teenage gal who had a mechanical in the short race last weekend – thanks for that! There are precious few local kids that are into the bike and ski scene here compared to the number who won’t give these sports a look. It’s kids like her that will inspire other kids in the Hayward-Cable area to go after these great sports.

    Good as always to see you at the Chequamegon!

    Keep flyin’
    Chris @ New Moon Ski & Bike

     

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