Get on your fixed gear bicycle and ride!

I still feel that varable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear! --Henri Desgrange, L'Équipe article of 1902

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Grad school / bike stuff

Well, I see it's been approx. 2 months since my last update.....I am officially in the Resident Teacher Program at UND and will be teaching at South Middle School for the 07-08 school year and after that a semester of summer school(08) and then GRADUATION!!!!.....Kim will also graduate in Aug. of '08! I took a total of 11 credits for this summer, classes are kicking my butt, but, I'll be done in three weeks!

I've got the new Flight monocog set up and am loving it; riding the singlespeed Schwinn SuperSport to class everyday; looks like I am picking up a Pista to build up; last night, while camping out some bike frame art work took place....I put a steel frame into the campfire and burned it up...really enjoyed the toxic fumes of the paint, stickers, etc. as well as adding some greenhouse gases into the atmosphere......interesting burn pattern......and in the next couple of days I'll be clear coating it and making another "beater" single speed.....I'll post some pics later this week.

I'm not gonna be 'racing' 9mile, but Kim and I will be there as part of our "Wisconsin - Super MTB Trail Trip" we plan on starting at Levis-Trow, driving up to 9mile and seeing you all, poaching a riding during the race, then to Rock Lake, and ending it with a drive up the North Shore in Minn. and riding at Lutsen. We're hoping to throw in a Medora weekend in mid, to late August.......maybe Labor Day weekend? anyone interested???

Ride on!


At 7:05 AM, Blogger Brian said...

Good job with the schoolin.

How many beater SS's do you need? ;)
You should post some pics of the Pista and the burnt SS when completed.

See you at 9 Mile!

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Simmons said...

Yeah, pictures of the frames would be great.

That sounds like a fun trip. As for Medora on Labor Day weekend, that's the same weekend as 24 Hours of Afton. Don't tell me your gonna skip a year :) I might be up for a different weekend though.


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