Last Fair Weather Weekend

It’s been in the 50’s for days now. Average temp now is 38. Almost 60 this weekend. Alas the temps are set to plummet 30 degrees tomorrow. Then highs in the 20’s and lows in the teens. It’s about time. While I am praying for winter I did take advantage of the fall weather this weekend.

Saturday morn

Saturdays group ride was well attended and I thought it would be with the weather. We had about 15 bikes with a few of them that will not be here next week with winter setting in. Road, cross and MTB’s represented. Soon it will turn to almost all MTB’s when the beach is froze enough to ride. Im considering a 29+ wheelset on the fatbike for that.

It was  such a nice day almost everyone was overdressed. I suffered in that respect on the way home. But a nice ride.


Sunday it was a solo ride in my local park with the fatbike. Again the temps were going to hit 50+. I can’t believe I was the only bike in the lot. I just tooled around, stopped, tooled around some more.


It was a nice slow ride as the sign said. I saw just one more bike in the park. Pretty much the last warm day to ride. Its 45 this morn but raining. I did spend some time dialing in the Borealis a bit more. You would think by now I would have done things like that but usually its my bikes that get worked on last. Today I have a new chainring coming for it. I will  show it off later.

While I have never mentioned it here. I had a nice trip planned to Hayward next weekend. It’s been in the books for weeks. But I’ve decided not to go. Two reasons. One… Im just in the worst bike shape in my life. Mostly due to weight gain. I’ve always been a bigger guy and as I get older its harder and harder to deal with. Today Im the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. I’ve got some work\choices to do.

Second is the lack of snow. Several weeks ago they were out on skis. The trails were not groomed but snow covered. Today its back to mud and rain up there. If Im going to spend the money at this time of year I need snow. So Im sure I wont get another chance this month but maybe…  Then a trip in Jan, one in Feb and of course the Fatbike Birkie in March. That’s the plan anyway.

So along with selling the 920 last Friday I also sold my Crockett.  eTap and all. I am road bike less right now. And thats OK for winter. Hence the 29+ wheelset for the fat bike for the group rides in winter.  That should last me till spring. I dont need no stickin road bike in winter.

However, this is the perfect time to resurrect Pinky. Its down to bare frame, sitting upstairs in storage somewhere. I’ll give that some thought this week. I would have to buy wheels and an entire drive for it. But I could go cheap…

That’s about it for the weekend. I have two bikes to box and ship and a little ordering to do…



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