Friday, July 18, 2014

Breakfast ride dilemma?

To watch the Tour or ride for breakfast? I think I'll ride, for a change. If you want to ride along, meet at the usual place, at 9 am. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ThNR Dilemma

Another Bomber game on a Thursday!?  But, "I want it all"! (Queen) and others may too, so here are some of your options:
A)     Meet at 6:00 and cycle until the Bomber Game starts
B)      Meet at 8:00 and cycle until you need hydration
C)      Meet at the clubhouse when you're good and ready
D)     Screw you guys, I’m staying home
E)   Get ready for the 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge (ps - early registration ends today - be a good Menno, register, and save yer $.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bestest Friend

Indulge me.
The children's entertainers at the Folk Fest included these guys 
AND they have a bicycle in this video, soooo…

Other hits of theirs include Fanny Pack and LMNOP.  Heck ya!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Same place, same time.

I'm away at the Folk Fest where I'll be inundated with great 
food, music and faux, faded and/or filthy hippies.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cuyuna 2014

37 ABES, families and friends ventured down to Cuyuna during the Canada day long weekend to take advantage of the best mountain bike trails this side of anywhere.  It was hard not to grin like an idjit as we flew around on the flowy trails.  All the trails were great but the Bobsled, Screamer, and Sand Hog were a few of the favorites.  The campground was family friendly with a beach and playground, Franky procured a mountain of firewood and the weather cooperated better than expected.  People were having too many good times to stop and take many pictures but David, Paul and Charlene provided the ones we got.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Breakfast Ride Brag

Mia joined me for a very warm Saturday morning breakfast ride.  We cycled to Plum Coulee and back.  She was a trooper.  Proud papa is proud.

Good times.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Saturday Morning Breakfast Ride

If you want to spin your legs, clear your mind, and can appreciate that for about 10 bucks, somebody will prepare and serve you breakfast - see you at 9.


Sorry about the late post.  It seems DB left things shitty side up.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


The undefeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers play today and I’d like to watch the game AND ride bike.  Why don’t we watch the first half of the game at my house, go for a half-time spin, then retire to the clubhouse for the second half?

Who still smiles when they think of Cuyuna? 
Me too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thursday Night Ride (or watch) updated

The leftover libations have all gravitated to my garage so I thought it only fitting that we meet there Thursday to consume them. Weather looks sketchy so we'll be set up in the garage where the Bomber game will be on (hopefully). 


updates to follow in the comments.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Small Towns

Recent fundraising efforts…Goating!

The sign atop the sweetest car in Altona reads, 
$10 Removal
$10 Forwarding
$5 Insurance

My daughters, in-laws and I were amused.  The goat seemed to be unimpressed but played along nicely.  I paid for the complete service package and sent the goat to  David S.  Franklin said they raised $1000 in two evenings for the SEVEC program. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

ThNR Report

Our evening did not go as planned.  Gavin had wota em kjalla, Shaun had a broken hub, and the rain was all rainy.  Freeboozapalooza will take place next week.

Steven submitted this picture that was taken in Altona this week  It seems a disgruntled neighbour took matters into his own hands - it reads, MOW ME.
They will know we are Christians by our love, by our luuuuuuuve.

He also submitted a few gooders from last weekend…
Post ride selfie at Falcon Lake
A break at the lake on the Ingolf trail
Good times.

Breakfast ride

Meet at the same time (9 am) and same place. Proposed route: 201 West to the 306, then south to the 243, then East to the 30 and south to breakfast at Oakview, then home with the wind on the 30.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Franklin wants to defend his TT title from last year so be prepared to give’r tonight.  There is also the matter of the leftover beer, hookah and wood.  The finish line can be at my place or we can go wherev’s if it makes more sense as I have none of the leftovers.  We’ll race to see who gets to drink the good stuff and who drink Corona Lite.  

Or it rains a boatload and we all sit in a garage reminiscing about the weekend.  Either way, see you at 8.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Spring Ride Photos

Remember last weekend?  That was fun.

The tarpage was deluxe - thanks James.
The superlatives were creative.


Time for a nap Franklin.
Victor wonders about those superlatives
Albert celebrated his 64th birthday.
We love you Albert - you're awesome.
and we even managed to get some cycling done when it wasn't raining.
Good times.  

Photos submitted by DSwank

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weekend Supplies II

Camping chair - Lyle sized or regular sized will suffice.
Don't be the guy that didn't bring a chair.
Also, don't be the guy that brings a bike tent.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Weekend Supplies

Franky has wood.  Shaun will put it in his rear

Things are shaping up nicely for the weekend.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Breakfast or breakslow? Time Trial Tune-up?

Be the change you want to be, but be there for breakfast. Same time same place same destination. Probably.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


We have important things to discuss.  Beer choices for next weekend top the list.

See you at 8.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Gauntlet has been dropped? Whaaaaaat?!

Over on the left is a link to the MIT website. Apparently they're challenging us to a Team Time Trial. Since when did anyone challenge us to anything? We DID place on the podium at the Belgian Club roller races a few years back but that was mostly do to our beer drinking abilities. Does this TTT involve chugging? This will be discussed on Thursday. Come prepared with cogent arguments/outlandish rhetoric.