Archive for the 'Biking' Category

Double Quadruple

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Since we moved to North Oaks, my exercise has tended to have a predominant focus each year. Most years it has been bicycling; there have been several years in which I have ridden more than 2000 miles. Occasionally the focus has been hiking. Two years ago I hiked more than 2000 miles, and last year […]

Lightning Strikes Thrice

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

On Saturday, August 14, my brother and Kathy got married in Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise. A week later, Doug and Kathy were back at the park, where the New Belgium Brewing Company was having an event. Wandering closer, Doug became aware that they were giving away a bike, a promotion tied to their Fat […]

Another New One

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Last summer I started going out to the Velodrome in Blaine to photograph bicycle track racing. One of the things I was struck by was the incredible variety in the kinds of races they have. Last night I was again treated to a new type of race, the Bavarian Win-and-Out. I had been familiar with […]

Joliet Jake and Floyd Landis

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

There was a scene in the Blues Brothers where Jake and Elwood were sneaking out of the concert through a utility tunnel and they ran into Jake’s former fiancee. The woman was less than happy with Jake because he had once left her at the altar, not even bothering to show up at the church. […]


Thursday, April 13th, 2006

This winter I took one of my road bikes in for a tuneup, and was informed that the bottom bracket needed to be replaced. The bike shop had trouble getting the old bottom bracket removed from the frame, and they ended up bending the bike’s frame. The resolution of the problem was my paying part […]

Indoor Bike Photography

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Last night was the Tour de Skyway in St. Paul. Apparently the event organizers first approached Minneapolis with the idea of holding a bike race in their skyways; when that fell flat, they found that St. Paul was quite interested. I went to take some pictures, learning that skyways are not a particularly scenic venue […]

Winter Riding

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

So far, 2006 has been quite wimpy, so wimpy that I have been able to ride my bike quite a bit.  Not so wimpy that every ride is balmy – this afternoon I rode for an hour and a half with the temperature in the low 20’s, and it felt just great.  Not too warm, […]

Tour de Skyway

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

In this morning’s Star Tribune there is an article about the Tour de Skyway to be held in St. Paul this Wednesday evening.  This involves mountain bike riders negotiating the twists and turns of a route through the skyway system.  The story caught my attention, even though the idea sounded a little goofy, but I […]

Perils of Fluids

Monday, August 15th, 2005

A while back there were some press reports on the very serious consequences of over-hydration, focusing on runners. There was a story in the news late last week (LINK) about a police office who died after a bike ride, a ride in which he drank a lot of water. “Doctors believe that hyponatremia, a sodium […]