Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mrs. Irene Fenderbottom's gettin' a make-over!

I've been craving a new mixte.  Not just new to me, which is the case with most of my bikes, but something with new technology and looks.  With the departure of Mrs. Gale I've decided to completely revamp Irene.  Her frame is in excellent shape and is exceptionally comfortable for me.  She's going to be reborn as a three-speed with new wheels, drivetrain, saddle, etc. and more than likely a new color.  

I don't even know where to begin with the project so suggestions are welcomed, especially for the wheels since that's where it's really all going to begin.  She has 27" wheels so I'm not even sure what all my options are?  My goal is for a quick, comfortable around town bike. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

20 Miles up Hill with Headwinds

Of course that also meant 20 miles down hill with tailwinds! The ride today took me from my house to the Auraria train station where I met up with the group and we hopped the train to the Mineral station in Littleton to meet others.  From there we biked west on Mineral Ave to the C470 trail (pretty much one long hill), through Bear Creek Park and Morrison and finally climbing into Red Rocks.  We rested and ate snacks at the amphitheater then headed back down, winds at our backs. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bye, bye Mrs. Gale

She went off to her very happy new owner this week.  Ride long and well!