Thursday, July 17, 2014

What's your excuse?


The bike lanes have been kinda empty lately.  What gives people....It's perfect riding weather in the mornings.  I know you'll sweat a bit on the ride home, but just think how much more you'll appreciate that AC when you walk in the door.  And....you'll have earned that beer your heading for after work!  So let's do this people.  Get out there and use the 150 miles of bike lanes Reno has to offer!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rolling on the River. Bike Parking!

Friday evening on the way home from work I stopped off at the Rolling on the River concert series to hang out with some friends.  The series has been around for a while now and it's become really popular (if you didn't know).  And due to this fact and that there's no parking lot that really serves it, parking can be a problem.  Folks know this by now and it has spawned a new problem.....even bicycle parking is maxed out!!!  Talk about a good problem!

A full parking lot!

Another full parking lot.  Note the organizers made a rather large mistake of blocking off half the bike racks here!

Music in full effect.

Required supplies....a blanked (check), wine bladder (check), water (check), whiskey (check), food stuff (check).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cyclist hit at Cave Rock this morning.

From KTVN:

Cross your fingers for this cyclist....doesn't sound good.  Ironically, there are signs that say watch for cyclists in tunnel.  I wonder if we'll actually see a citation to the driver?

Motivation....and music!

Over the long weekend I attended High Sierra Music festival up in Quincy with some good friends.  In addition to being exposed to some great music, we took a really nice bike ride.  I have zero pictures of the ride.  Don't know why it didn't occur to me to take the phone.

As a short description of the ride.....we were on Xtracycles that weigh 50 plus pounds each.  We took a beautiful "leisurely" ride that climbs and descends a lot.  I don't have a granny gear on my Xtra.....  I think the preacher enjoyed this fact just a little bit!!  The turn around point has an awesome hidden spring to fill up your water bottle with really cold water and it's at a beautiful riverside camp site.  There were speeds of 40+ mph!! on the downhills.  So grinding the hills was totally worth it!

To be honest, it wasn't that much elevation gain.  It just comes at you in steep intervals.  While I definitely stood more than usual to climb....it wasn't that bad even on the xtra.



The general vibe of the festival event looked something like this:
 
Plan you band schedule....

Hang out in camp....bicycles ready for action in the background.

Mandatory beers and jungle juice on tap....

Listen to a ton of great music....

Repeat....

Crash back at camp.



Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Beer and Bike Park....sheer genius!

Found this little article over at DirtRagMag.....click on the image for the whole thing.

How is it that someone in the Sierra's hasn't done this!!!???

http://dirtragmag.com/oskar-blues-brewery-to-open-beer-and-bike-ranch-in-north-carolina/#more-14938046