Sunday, August 21, 2011

Corporate Cycling Perfection

We saw evidence of the bad weather that took place around the airport this week. However the weather for today's Corporate Cycling Challenge was perfect. A group was assembled that included some of our Monday Night Riders and other friends.
Corporate Cycling Challenge 2011

Dave P. was riding a vintage road bike from the late 60s. Dave N. rode the same Mountain Bike he races with the tires pumped up like rolling rocks. Brian H. met up with us after blasting his road bike through the hills on the 42 mile ride. There were some interesting contraptions on our 25 mile ride. Several were actually climbing hills with these sway trikes. I'm not sure what they are really called but they look kinda like this...

Barleys was the planned destination following the ride. Since it appears that they are closed we choose Old Chicago as our backup plan. Good times and more to come.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Swanson Mayhem 2011

I showed up at the MTB race at Swanson as a spectator with a cowbell and a camera. I quickly found out that I can't take pictures and hit the cowbell at the same time. I found a willing spectator to run the cowbell so I could get these pictures. With the rain that fell early Friday morning the trail had just the right amount of moisture and grip. The weather today made it a perfect day to be a racer and a spectator.
Swanson Mayhem 2011

DMars in motion...

Brian in motion...

Linda in motion...

Dave in motion...

Friday, August 5, 2011

A day off

Now that it's cooling off, I decided not to let more summer get away from me without being outside. So I took a day off. The initial plan was to ride Calvin Crest with Dmars. The weather radar didn't look good this morning. So instead I got out early and rode Tranquility until it started to rain. Once the trail debris got damp it was sticking to my tires and my bike.
This afternoon Dmars and I went kayaking at Lake Cunningham. Overcast skies and just a slight breeze made the paddling fun. There were lots of fish jumping and cranes standing at the waters edge. Kayaking is a great way to get on the water and spend some time with friends.
Kayak at Glenn Cunningham Lake

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.