I think this photo just about covers things.
Hi Oppo, it’s been a while. Work’s been all consuming lately, and quite frankly, hell. I’ve finally drawn together what looks like an exit strategy, and that means I can start to think about things I like again, such as cars and bicycles. I’m thinking of buying one of these once I GTFO:
Summar’ there, some aren’t. Whoops. I misjudged a bunny hop though a rock garden, and came down hard with all of me, the bike, and inertia on that one tooth. It lost. I think I need a bash ring.
I came across this on a power line atv trail while out riding this evening. There must be a hell of a story behind this. I’ve got absolutely no idea what it was.
Work sucks. It’s been a hellishly busy and stressful couple of months at work, and it’s not getting better any time soon. Since I’ve been absent for a while, in lieu of my regular shitposting about Dogmeat and overpowered station wagons, here’s some long overdue impressions about this:
This cheered me up on an otherwise dreary ride home yesterday. I got lucky and got stopped at a light where I could get a photo of an Isuzu Vehicross in the flesh. This one looked suspiciously clean for a winter driver in Maine. It’s either immaculately maintained, or as some would say: “taint from round hear.” What a…
Woohoo! BONUS DAY! 22" of snow forecast today along with a blizzard warning, so the office, thankfully, decided to close. Looks like I won’t be riding dry trails for a while... how’s your Tuesday?
Rough day. Post your dream car/motorcycle/mountain bike.
Blackdog is on the couch with my wife. Dogmeat is not happy.
Icy trails be damned, I’m gonna figure out a way to ride.
I tried to go riding, but the trails are too icy. Instead I’m hanging out with Dogmeat by the wood stove with a glass of bourbon. How’s your Thursday?
I need to name it, and I’m at a loss. Also, I’m thinking of buying a Brooks Conquest touring saddle. Riders of Oppo, what say thee on Brooks saddles?
This is no longer kicking my ass, so it’s time to start adding distance. The Oppo fitness challenge appears to be working. I’ve got about 8 hours in the saddle so far, and I’ve got the winter gear learning curve mostly behind me. Now I’m starting to have fun. Full review coming soon.
IKEA bike! $399, aluminum frame, belt drive, mechanical 160 mm Tektro front brake, Sram automatic two speed/coaster brake rear hub. The really neat part is the belt drive, which they imply is low maintenance.
Cinnamon buns and lox for all!
Whose idea was this fitness challenge, anyway?
I found this in a local shop today. Sorry for the crap backlit iPotato photos.
The three day weekend is official, the lab is closed tomorrow. I’m pouring another as we speak to celebrate Maine’s latest snowmageddon. I took the fat bike out for around an hour at dusk; trails are impassible and roads are getting questionable. We’re looking at ~22" overnight. How’s your weekend?
Fat bike evangelist: level one achieved