Monday, September 1

August Photos

Some pics from last month…

MN River Valley

MN River Valley

35W Bridge

GED 3-Speed

Urban Singletrack

Knardly 1x1

Ramblin'

Burs

Fatty

Bandit Cross 8/22

3 Badass Singlespeed Surlys

Sunday, August 3

July Photos

My favorite pics from last month…
Beam Me Up

494

Sabo

Minnehaha Falls at Night

MPLS

MN River

Crosby

Bridge to Nowhere

Big Fat Muddy

Fatties

Fisher GED Update

The Back Bay

Loon

Island

Rekonize

Tuesday, July 1

June Photos

Some photos from June rides…








Saturday, May 31

May Photos

Some pics from this month…
Fargo MTB

Falls

Flood

Greens of Spring

1st Murphy Lap 2014

Mpls

Road Fargo

Dandelions

Reflections

Pink

Mississippi Beer Stop

Go ride a bike...

Tuesday, May 13

The Family Truckster

The custom cargo bike has finally realized its intended use...


I'm looking forward to many adventures with my new copilot this summer.

Tuesday, April 15

Cargo Bike Build Complete

I finally got the cargo bike build completed… up 'til now I had been borrowing parts from other bikes to make this thing rideable.  But now the wheels are built, the gearing has been changed, the kickstand is mounted, and it's ready to roll.

Not pictured above is the new gearing.  The front rings have been changed to 38/28, which gives me better road gearing and provides a bit more clearance between the chain and the chainstay yoke.  With the 22T ring up front the chain would hit the yoke on bumps.  I might play around with the rear gearing in the future; it is currently a 9 speed cassette reduced down to 7 cogs for tire/chain clearance.

The kickstand was the final framebuilding task, and it ended up being a pain in the butt.  The original plan of using a Civia double kickstand didn't work out because of poor ground clearance.  I thought about using a Yuba kickstand, but I think there would have been foot/kickstand clearance issues.  The only other double kickstand option that I found (that I thought would work) was the Pletscher.  So far, so good.  I wish it had a wider stance, but it seems stable enough as long as it's on firm ground.

I'm not sure if it is frame flex, the fat tires, pannier movement, or the long wheelbase (or all of the above), but it has a strange feel that I'm still getting accustomed to.  I will say, it has been a lot of fun riding this bike around… it's a really comfortable ride.  I even got out on some local rogue trails for my first dirt of 2014...
  

Go ride a bike.