Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cycling weekend....
Lunch....
Cautoin..... Ummmm? Caution?
The Queen of Cross....
Ready to roll....
Bicycle "art"....Ms. Rhea.... In her carriage....
More art.... The area code is 319, if you want to hire them....
Sunday afternoon's ride....
Riding with Jackal on Saturday....
East on Beaver Valley Road....


We got in quite a bit of riding so far this weekend. Jackal called on Saturday and asked if I wanted to ride out to New Hartford with him. I said "sure", why not? I had gotten home from a ride through the parks about midnite on Friday night and my legs were like lead. We called it a recovery ride. :) Thanks, Buddy....


It looks like the Deer Run area of New Hartford is in the rebuilding process. All cleaned up and ready to go. It's still strange crossing Beaver Creek and climbing Cemetary Hill without the houses and trees that used to be there. I suppose that the residents of New Hartford will get used to it and so will I.


Went to lunch with Jackal, Amy, and The Queen of Cross. I went out for a couple hours on the CX bike an hour or so later. Super! I was home for about 5 minutes after a pretty good effort when I pulled the Surly out of the basement and hooked up the Burley to go out with the crew. The Queen of Cross stayed awake the entire time tonight! Woohoo!


We waited by the RR crossing by Gateway Park as a train went by and she got a kick out of waving to the engineer and him waving back. Doesn't take much to excite a young 'un.... We rolled around Big Woods Lake and then back into Cedar Falls where we stopped by the festival in Overman Park. Lots of music and noise and the beer seems to be flowing pretty freely.


I hope the weather holds for one more day, at least. It's been sunny and warm but I can tell that fall is just around the corner.... The leaves will be changing soon.


I hope everyone is having a safe Labor (Labour) Day weekend.


Ride safe.


Peace out, yo!

9 Comments:

Blogger Guitar Ted said...

Signs of Fall: Sumac is bright red at Hickory Hills, the maples on 3rd and Baltimore here are blushing orange, and the deer are that ugly brown color already. Saw several today in The Camp.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Ari said...

Have a good one Blue. We did 85 miles on gravel and asphalt and it was a butt kicking ride. Really enjoyed the sun and low humidity.
ari

10:32 PM  
Blogger Lily on the Road said...

Sweet pictures, geezzzz, I'll have to get some fancy "riding" gear now...

Hopefully we will have a couple more months of good cycling weather, honestly, summer has just begun!!!

Happy Labor Day to you too!

;^)

5:54 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Looks like you had a great weekend on your bike. Did you have time to sleep? :^)
The Queen in her carriage. Pretty darn cute. But where did she get such funny looking coachman?
Lets hope there is a few more months of riding left. I'm not ready to break out the skis and muck-lucks yet.

9:11 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

g-ted....
lots of leaves on the trails. must be the weaker ones? i love fall but it doesn't last long enough.

ari....
it's still a bit humid around here but not unbearable. this was a great weekend! hope you had a good 'en!

lily....
i don't know what kind of fancy riding gear you triathletes wear but i'd definitely want shorts with a chamois in them! i don't know wear you change? under a towel? wear them in the water? yukk... :) i dunno.

oldman....
we have plenty of riding weather yet, as long as this winter isn't like last winter. the ice came early!
yeah, her coachman is funny looking, but he's experienced :) and well rested (not!)

10:11 PM  
Blogger weak and feeble said...

Good to see you pulling the queen of cross! keep it rolling.

DEA

8:28 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

dea...
she's a hard taskmaster!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Craig, The Flanders Fat Cat said...

Super cute kid! I have that exact same trailer. Yours is in a damn sight better condition than mine though.

4:02 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

thanks, craig. thankfully, she's much cuter than i am! the trailer is sweet and she loves it.

6:39 PM  

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