Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bike Bash 2011

There was a good turn-out for the annual Bike Bash, Psycowpath Mountain Bike Series banquet.

My photos of the event are at: http://win-phoro.photoreflect.com

Ride on the Trace

A little behind in my blogging. Friday, I needed to get out to ride.

Had my free Veteran's Day breakfast at Hy-Vee. Then it was lunch with the fraternity alumni chapter. There's when the frustration started. Suffice it to say that some of the guys are still living in the 40s with their political thinking. Not to mention the Rush "ditto-head" in the group.

I needed out and take a ride to clear my head. Figured the weather would per good for a ride on The Trace. I was having problems - way slow. Realized the the trail is a bit soft. Rough pedaling. Only rode from Silver Sity to Silver Creek and back.

It was also a bit late when i had started, so the sun was getting low in the sky. Happy to get in my ride, short as it was.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kenosha County trail

News from Kenosha County, Wisconsin. My mom reported that the trail following the old North Shore Railroad has been paved! The trail is just behind my mom's apartment.

I have ridden the trail a couple times. The South end is at 35th St (between 22nd Ave and 30th Ave. From there you can ride into Racine.

The Racine County section of the trail had been paved some time ago.

Weather permitting, I will ride the new paved trail over Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Check the Trails

Sunday it was farewell breakfast, load the car, and the boring drive home. I was able to see from I-29 some of the devastation caused by the flood. I was back home about 4:30 pm. Monday was re-supple, laundry, and recover.

Tuesday, I was ready for another bike ride on familiar bike trails. Wanted to see the conditions at Lake Manawa and behind the Trails Center. In the photo here, you can see that depth of the silt that was washed into the area. On my facebook page, there are other photos. The ground contour has changes in some areas as the silt was deposited by the water.

Behind the Trails Center, the water is SLOWLY receding, It will be a mess to clean up once the water is gone. In addition to the silt and debris, there are many trees toppled over the trail.

Great ride before the weather turned on Wednesday. Stopped at the bike shop on my way home. Had a nice chat with Zach.

A Busy Saturday

Saturday during the reunion is always a busy day. This year it was no exception. The day starts with the fishing tournament.

I did not go out to take photos there (take too much time out of my day). I took a couple group shots before they left the hotel. Paulette furnished he photos for publication in the newsletter and the web site.

Once the temperature raised a bit, I headed out for a short bicycle ride. Rode the paved, Lakeshore Trail at Table Rock State Park. Had a nice ride on the road bike and shot a lot of photos.

Was just back in time for the group meeting. Had to decide where the reunion will be held next year. Drum roll --- Las Vegas.

The day ended with our reunion banquet. More photo work - photos of each vets and their spouse/family. A little time in the hospitality room and I was ready for bed.

For readers of my blog that wonder - I did not take part in the tournaments. I just took photos. Maybe next year I will organize a group bike ride...