Monday, January 23, 2012

No computers left

The PC went belly up a couple months ago, now the MacBook has failed us. Probably won't be posting for a while until we figure something out. Still have the iPhone but posting from the phone is tedious.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rack Spotting

Now that I'm back in the city I occasionally spot a Rack n Roll.  It's a weird feeling when you spot a front rack out of the corner of your eye, then you take a look at it to see what kind it is, and it takes a second before you realize, "oh hey i made that!"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Headlight Failure to Cityscape

Dead headlight! The battery wires pulled completely off the circuit board during a spectacular crash. It ended the night ride early for me, I hiked out of the woods alone in the dark. ooooOOOOoooo so scary! (not really)  It should be a simple repair and I will probably modify the light housing as well.
After I got outta the woods I was basically on top of the plateau.  As I was pedaling home on the road I took the opportunity to take my time to capture a nice cityscape.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cross Check Commuter Returns

After making a couple trips to my parents house, modifying a rack, the fenders, getting my generator hub and headlight, the surly is properly outfitted for its urban duties.
Added a headlight mount to the front rack, and added another coat of paint to the rear carradice support rack.
made a few fender brackets a while back, to put the fender down low where it looks good.
the original lower brace broke years ago so i made a new one.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Modifying Racks and Bike Rides

Getting the Cross Check setup for all around commuting and what not... fenders, racks, headlight, generator hub, tail light, carradice, etc....
Had to add headlight mounts to this rack that I built a couple years ago that only got used intermittently.  Luckily I only spray painted it, so it was not necessary to remove powdercoat.
For New Years Day I took a nice long AM mountain bike ride.  Daylight riding was a welcome change from the normal night rides.  In the afternoon we went for a nice family ride along Kelly Drive.