Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pending Weekend

I really have nothing today but I’ll show one more pic from the wind damage the other day. Look in the back ground at the one sheet that wrapped around the parking meter.
I guess it was kinda windy.
Today I have a lot to do so I skipped the happy place visit in lieu of getting some work done both at store and day job.
My motive for such a sacrifice is a nooner bike ride today. 
But my dilemma is that I could ride the Superfly over in the park, or grab the cross bike for a ride to the other park, or even SSPinkie and hit the road.
I think the Superfly is out due to time constraints and that I would have to load it and drive over to the park.
SSPinkie is fun to ride and can do it right from the store…..
Cross bike is totally tricked out and is also a blast to ride, plus I can swing thru the woods at will but also can ride from the store…
Tomorrow I will be hanging around Halloween Cross. 
You will find me near the Flaming Coffin of Death.
Gonna be having lengthy conversations with the WCA board about my cross race next year. People don’t understand how early one needs to start planning this. Its around one year away and I might have started a bit late for my standards. I put a lot into it.
And am so looking forward to it.
Have a good weekend.

Tornatic Activity

Had a little excitement yesterday at the shop. Its been slow the last few days with the crappy weather so really anything we can talk about is welcome.
 About 530 last nite the wind tore off a huge chunk of siding off the south side of our building. Knocking over a street lamp as it hit the ground. Good thing nobody was there. It would have hurt them real bad. One sheet flew way across the street, where you see the guy getting out of his car.
Luckily no other damage.

We did close down early as the street was closed to walking until the rest of the siding could be secured. In fact the road was still closed this morn when I got here. You can see the next piece was ready to fly. It didn’t.
Just one of those sheets took 5 guys to move. Getting hit by one would not have been good.
The local radio station was there with a live report, I offered to pay the guy 20 bucks if he mentioned the store 5 times in his report, he only said it twice so I held on to my 20 spot.
Anyway, at least we got some excitement. Its been kinda slow during this 3 day wind storm.

8:35 this morn

I did hit my HP this morn but it was only a brief visit. I call these types of visits a “drive by”. 
Just a quick once thru the park to make sure all is well.

And could not do so without taking at least one pic.


Yes, its Windy But…..

Been there-done that.

Of course the big new here and all over the mid west is the storm.
 I have not watched a lot of TV lately and have only heard of this thing by word of mouth.

Storm of the century someone called it? 

Its sunny and windy. That’s not a storm.

But not too windy to get a ride in. 
Or at least I thought.

Took SSPinkie around the block and pulled the plug quickly. It was too windy. it would not have been too bad except for the sudden gusts that threatened to knock me down. And a rider at 265 pounds, that a lot of wind.

Then I thought maybe in the woods. But by then it was too late and I had to get back to work.

I guess its over tomorrow. Or whatever.

My riding has been less than stellar of late. Soon the Tues nites will start and that will help in that respect. 
That is all for today.


Angry Lake

Waves and Wind. 745am
Just get yer ass out there dude.

Todays HP was an angry one. Winds gusting up to 50mph off the water had the waves hitting 4 feet (or more since I could not measure them). The water was running 30 to 40 feet up the shore. Coming here under strange conditions is a highlite. I could barely stand up with the high winds and that was just weird. I like weird.

On my way back into town I saw this dude with a surfboard on top his car checking out the waves.

Actually, DANOville is quite the hotspot for surfers in the mid west. Some days you can see 10 or more out on the lake. Just as others see us as crazy when we ride the beach when its near zero, the surfers ride waves here almost year round wearing very expensive wetsuits. And people think we are crazy. Those guys are in the water!
And every year they converge in huge numbers to compete. Us locals call it hippie fest as most of the surfing community seems a bit strange to us. They come from all over the country.  Thats a lot of tie dye shirts and VW buses.
So there’s today’s history lesson about DANOville.
Cycling and surfing.