Cycling Along The Way...

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Silver City, NM, United States
Riders of the wheel. Racers, Roadies, Mountain bikers, Touring cyclists, Commuters, and others. Diamond frames, recumbents, trikes, and more. Sharing a web of connections often misunderstood or unappreciated by those who don't ride. Herewith, my attempt to share some of the more rational thoughts that flit around inside my head while bicycling, knocking back a brew or three, or just thinking about life. Reviews of bicycles, gear, touring, and more, plus some unsolicited posts about people, politics, and philosophy. Other things, too. Me: retired, gave up my TV in 1988, avid cyclist, several cross country tours completed with more to come. Your thoughts?

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Good News is that it's Friday...no snow, yet.

Today is not as bad as yesterday...a bit, only a bit, warmer and no SNOW...yet.  Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be better, so I'll be back on the bike.  Next week, the weather predictions are good, except for next Saturday when the Tour of the Gila criterium is scheduled.  60% chance of rain is predicted for that Saturday.  Keeping my fingers crossed that the weather prediction will be better as it gets closer to Saturday.

I have two new Schwalbe marathon tires being sent to me from Alfred E Bike.  One is to replace the one that I shredded last week.  The second one is for a spare.  Still haven't figured out what happened with the rear tire last week, but it is toast.  Three holes in the sidewall from not being able to stop before the rim tore it apart...???

Until the tires arrive, I'll be riding my Vitus...another vintage bicycle...1986 or 1985....not sure when I bought it, but it was one of those years.  All  upgraded with new Shimano Ultegra components and new Ultegra wheels and the groupo feels great on the bike.  Compared to my touring bicycle, it feels like a Porsche.

Trying my hand at making pizza today.  Hope it turns out well.  I miss good pizza...none to be found in Silver City....that's any good, that is.

Here's a bit of country music from an original cowboy, not the Hollywood created "cowboy"....George Strait...one of my favs:  Amarillo By Morning....hope you enjoy it as much as I like to dance to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WCONl73yLE