Saturday, December 29, 2007

Winter Tranquility

It's Saturday afternoon on December 29th, 2007. The temperature gauge says 24 degrees. I needed some exercise today but didn't really feel like dealing with the wind chills of a bike ride.

Since the sun was shinning and there wasn't much wind I decided to walk the Tranquility Trails and I took my camera. These pictures will be fun to look at in July after a ride with a 115 degree heat index.

Happy New Year

- Paul

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Slippery Trails at Standing Bear

I left work yesterday with a good hour of daylight left. It had been almost 3 weeks since I've been able to ride. Took a quick trip over to Standing Bear. The trails didn't have any deep snow but still about 70% covered with some snow and slush. It was a successful test ride for the recent shifter maintenance on my backup bike (2000 Marin Palisades Trail). Something in the drive train is intermittently rough. I'm guessing it's the bottom bracket. I'll keep riding it this way though the winter unless it gets worse.

Have a Merry Christmas!
- Paul

Who is Stratomatic?

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Stratomatica - is my blog place where I document things happening around me or that interest me. The name Strata, geologically speaking, are layers of sedimentary rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers. Too deep? Well, I like guitars. Mostly I like the sound and feel of Stratocasters.