sunnuntai 28. elokuuta 2011

New Whip, Part II

Got a new bike today after two days of garage building slavery. Also did this event on a bike where everyone tries to ride the set distance in shortest possible time, preferably faster than the other rider participating in the event. More about this later. Apparently there's another event like this also next weekend and I may need to check it out.

But here's my new ride. James and Jeff from Alter Ego helped me pick the right bike. Some clean-up is still needed, but "kusiluikkari" test ride around the block proved the bike to be very rideable. Picture sucks, but you'll get the idea.

perjantai 5. elokuuta 2011

Starting Up the Weekend

Bit off topic this time fellas. It's Folklorama in Winnipeg, so LC carries more foreign beer than usual and I got my hands on some Delirium Tremens and other fine brews of the old country. Also went to Scandinavian Pavillion to hang out with my fellow norwads. To cap this evening, I logged on to Beatport to sample the latest summer tunes. So yeah, off topic.

But somewhat on topic. FGBC is getting their ducks in line for the upcoming 'cross season. First off will be the Darkcross at Redriver Co-Op Speedway on September 17, and I think this will be something quite fantastic...even mind blasting. It's a Saturday night, with beer garden and live music out on the prairie, so should be good times. It's like night out in the city but you wont need a shower after as bad.

Pretty good tunes they have out there. Would the wifey be upset if I bought $200 worth of mp3...and Allen & Heath mixer, and a pair of CDJ2000's? Probably not, right?

tiistai 2. elokuuta 2011

Beat Up...Bad

So that was a effin' August long weekend. I got immersed in Canadianism so deep that even the beer was Labatt's Blue. Any further than that, and it would have been Labatt's Light and that's teetering on the fence between Canadian and US culture. But the weekend was hard for me since, as many may know, I'm not 20 anymore. I did some (too much) swimming, rock jumping, tubing, drinking beer, cycling, walking, some more swimming and trap shooting. Of course all the activities were executed under scorching sun. All these together messed me up bad. Also...a good wake-up call that "hey must do more than just ski and ride your bike!" I spend most of my waking hours sitting on my ass and that's not good for me and the "easy" exercises are not enough to compensate.

But yeah. Cycling in NW Ontario is quite nice. MTB or CX bike would be the best option for all the gravel roads to get more hills into your ride, but even on the road, it appeared to be +200m of climbing per hour. Sure this is not very much when compared to hilly terrain, but compared to Winnipeg, this is hilly. More of this in 2 weeks when I have my 1 week of 2011 holidays. I know it's perverse to not have holidays, but can't really get picky when you're 30 and starting your career.

Tried to snap a photo of the bear #3 of this summer, but the bear was too fast and bears #4, #5 and #6 were having a lunch at the landfill and I didn't feel like going for photos. I haven't seen any bears in Canada before this summer and now I'm at #6.