Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pictures from a Frosty Ride

Howard took this picture of the Poudre River (yes, there's a river under there) while hanging off a bicycle bridge.

People in wetter climates complain about the grit and grime and slime that gets caked to the undercarriage of their bikes, but since Colorado is relatively dry, we don't see so much of that. However, today's 28-mile ride in 25F degree temps took Howard through some messy, wet, and sloppy trails. Thoughtful as he can be, he took a picture so you could see. Note the studded tires as this is the Raleigh hybrid Ice Bike. Oh yeah, and Howard mounted the tires backwards. Both of them! So what?


Blogger John said...

I'm diggin' those studded tires. Where'd you get 'em? Two more observations...
1. You're bike is dirty.
2. It's made in China.

Glad you got out to ride today!

7:54 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger John said...

Just one more to say that I do, in fact, know the difference between "you're" and "your".

7:56 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

I bought the tires from Bike Tires Direct for $25 each. Best bike money I've spent in the past two months. I haven't lost any studs yet either, though I've ridden over 300 miles with them so far.

Yes, the bike is dirty. That's the point of the picture... beyond showing off the tires, of course.

And yes the bike is Made In China. But that don't make it a Wal-Mart piece o' crap. Raleigh makes fine yeoman bikes, and I really like this one, though it could have a slightly larger frame. The saleswoman said it was perfect for me, but really she meant it was the largest they had in stock. I didn't know any better at the time. I got better, of course.

Finally, I know you know the difference between you're and your. I've read you fine work at your blog, Time & Distance.

8:39 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

I do, in fact, know the difference between "you" and "your".


8:40 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger John said...

I figured you knew I knew the difference between "you're" and "your"... but I wasn't taking any chances. (I defy anyone who hasn't read the comment thread of this post to understand any of that).

Thanks for the info on the tires... and the bike. I rode today on my LeMond (with the itty bitty skinny tires) and had a bit of a pucker factor going under the bridges. Little bit of ice and I just closed my eyes. Made it though.

9:12 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

The one and only time that Howard was in a car accident, he saw the other car coming, knew it was inevitable, and just closed his eyes. Worked too, though he bumped his head a bit. Howard heartily endorses closing ones eyes and thinking pleasant thoughts until the bad things go away.

11:36 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger John said...

This behavior likely goes back to when I was a kid and would try (unsuccessfully) to hide, figuring that if I closed my eyes and couldn't see the other person, they couldn't see me.

10:13 AM, January 18, 2007  
Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

I was in Ft Collins in July. It looks different in your pictures.

1:36 PM, January 19, 2007  
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12:12 PM, January 22, 2007  

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