Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday

The best, or worst shopping day of the year...

I have a tradition of getting up early and hitting the Freewheel Bike "Black and Yellow Friday Sale" (matches their colors).  From 7-8am they have a 40% off coupon, and I usually need something worth taking advantage of the sale. 

This year. I took the twins with me. I had a few things in mind that I needed -- but when they turned out not to have those things it ended up just being a "fun" outing for the boys. Chasing them around, I wasn't able to think of anything else good to buy. 

There were lots of cries and craziness in addition to the fun. I caught a fat bike that they tried to tip over before it caused a domino affect across the floor. My favorite was watching them rool spare tires across the floor (probably to the annoyance of some other customers). Yes, I'm THAT guy. The best was when Sam proceeded to load them onto the rack of one of the cruisers... And then find more. 

Oh, and Anders left his Minion hat behind, so I have to go back to recover it.

Well, here's some photos. Got to go do some more shopping...

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).