The tree people came this morning and removed our poor tree the lightening got, and one that was just dying. Took most of the morning to get the trees down, limbed, and trunks loaded. We opted to clean up the limbs and debris ourselves. We ar... Read more
This morning was such a beautiful one. Nice and cool, crystal blue sky, nice breeze. We decided to get a bike ride in early and had a fabulous easy 25 miles. By the time we got back (1 hr and 45 minutes later) it was 87. Ok , that wasn't bad... Read more
April is gone, 1/3 of 2010 is gone. Time certainly is flying by. We did manage to get some things done in the yard today. The split rail fencing came in and DH got 2 sections put up, I got some weeding done, limbs picked up (our trees should ... Read more
Went to the orthodontist yesterday. Got new stiffer wire, 3 steel ties, upper chain (6-6), and rubber bands again. Haven't been able to eat a lot today, that may be good. But then my entire head has hurt all day, too.
We loaded up the ... Read more
DH and I had a little time to ride today before he had to go to work. We took the mountain tandem back to the scene of the busted hub and bike portage. Just had to try it again, but this time we did it in the opposite direction. No problems t... Read more
Ka_Jun started a thread on Cycling team for pictures of where we ride. I thought this would make a great BLOG, so here it is. We live in a rural area about 45 miles SE of Birmingham. There are lots of "paved" roads (some are mostly patches ov... Read more
Yesterday was our bike club's 3rd annual century ride. My days have started off better. I woke up at 4 with a nose bleed, got it stopped just in time to have breakfast and pack the last of the things in the truck to get to the start in time to... Read more
My dear Dad is at it again. He sent me this link for spring flowers. When the black screen appears, left click and move your mouse around.
Have a lovely spring everyone. ... Read more
As most of you know, DH and I ride tandem's, road and mountain. He rides singles, a lot. I ride singles, when I need to. Last year he built me a great little mountain bike. Got a Windsor Cliff frame on line and made me a nice ride. Up till ... Read more
Today was an absolutely beautiful day, so off we went to the woods. We decided to ride the road that was flooded last time and see how it looks now. There are still big mud bogs in places, and the washout on the other side is still being repai... Read more
Yesterday we took the grands for a hike in the woods. It is amazing the discoveries they make. The wild ginger is starting to come out and they were naming all the foods they like that has ginger in it. They remembered ferns, fungi, lichens,... Read more
Well, it was cool and damp again today, but we decided to take another mountain bike ride again. Today we went to the other side of the flooded bridge for a look around. Our usual road was closed, but that shouldn't stop a bike, right?
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Well, we had more rain yesterday and today, plus a cold front came through. So the weather is miserable. We decided to go for a hike instead of trying another bike ride. Found a nice quiet old logging road and off we went.
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Ok, between Tues night and Wed we had about 7 inches of rain. Our lake flooded the yard, and the road, areas of town that rarely flood were flooded. Road bike was out. So knowing the mountain bike trail would be a bit muddy, DH and I decided ... Read more