Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vélo CX 2014

I was able to stop by Vélo CX in Blaine this past weekend.  I had the twins with me and saw more of the bouncy house than I did of any bike racing. Still, I was able to grab a few pictures. Better luck next time catching a bit more racing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov 4

Biked to vote today. The polls were busy, the lot was full, but I got the best parking spot.

I recently moved, and was able to take advantage of Minnesota's policy allowing same day voter registration. The election judge checking me in saw my helmet and chatted me up about her husbands biking -- 70+ and riding 5k miles per year -- impressive. Distracted, I accidently  put my work zip code instead of my new home zip on my registration form. They didn't catch it until after I had filled out my ballot, and chased me down before I could put my ballot in the box to be counted. Meanwhile a line at the ballot box suddenly formed behind me while I tried to assure the election judge that it was a simple mistake. And that I would be happy to verify with my new drivers license AFTER I cast my vote (I said this as I was putting it in the box). 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Riding

Been some lovely days this fall seeing the mist on the lakes near our home.

Last saturday it was a rare 70 degrees and were able to do a half-day family ride one last time to close out the season, I think. I continue to ride on my own but at 20-30 degrees with the October winds the past few days it has been more suffering than pleasure. I'll keep the Burley out a little longer, though, in the hopes of a few more luscious fall days.