Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cheq 100 - none for me

No Chequamegon 100 for me this year, due to a little fainting spell and subsequent heart tests last week.  Most of the tests are back and all seems well.   Guess it was just a fluke deal that I've come to find out has happened to quite a few others also.  

Since I couldn't race, I figured I could still go up with Brett, Don and Larry and run "support" for them and have fun in the north woods of wisconsin.  I brought the motorcycle along and enjoyed riding the back roads and taking pictures of the racers at various points in the race.

Here's the link to the full album of shots I took:  

Thanks to Joe, Tim and Ryan at Salsa as well as their families for putting on another great event!

I was the bionic man for a few days

Cheq 100 and 62 line up

The new shoes on the cycle came in pretty handy considering the conditions on race day.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Recent fun

We've been on the go quite a bit lately and I really haven't had much of a chance to update the ol' blog.  Here's a few pics of what I've been up to.

This weekdend we're camping on the north shore and then next week its time to start getting stuff ready for the Chequamegon 100.  I hope I still have my long distance legs under me!

Shoreline casting on White Bear

Riding at Cuyuna

Test riding some awesome bikes

Really liked the ride on the Niner Jet RDO and this Rocky Mountain Element 950

Fun with the cabin neighbors

Winding down on the deck of the cabin

Monday, June 4, 2012

Memorial weekend in lower MI

Memorial weekend was spent with Kerry's family at her Sisters' place between Lansing and Detroit.  They are very close to a couple of lower michigans more popular mountain bike trails.  This trip I rode Brighton rec area.  Got a short 8 mile ride in one day and a longer 32 mile another day.  Also enjoyed some time with the family, shooting guns, grilling food and drinking beer I can't get in MN.

Log ride - 3,  Troy - 0

Another turtle encounter