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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chicago Critical Mass ride September 2014

Wat a blast! I am not sure how many people were there this month. But it sure felt like alot of people! Am gunna take a guess and say maybe a thousand people? I saw stacked bikes and Penny Farthings and folding bikes. There was even a few of those commercial passenger bikes and a few stacked bikes made from discarded kids bikes. My overall mileage for the day was 25 miles. My odometer was reading 22 miles at the end of the ride. But that includes my mileage from Augusta blvd. where I had parked. The groups stopped for a break half way through the ride at the Nature Museum parking lot. The ride started about 6:30 and ended at about 9:00. What a fun ride! Come join us next month! The Chicago Critical Mass ride is on the last Friday of every month at Daley Plaza 5:30PM.  CYA there!
Folding bike encountered on the way to Daley Plaza.
Water fountain at Daley Plaza
Bikers amassing
Scupture at Daley Plaza
Buildings around Daley Plaza
More buildings
more me
Double stack bike
Double stack bike preparing the fording gear
Fording the fountain.
Exit...stage right...evennnn.
Circling Daley Plaza
Rding under the L
Map of route from THE DERAILLEUR

Sunday, September 7, 2014

August Mileage

AUGUST 172.5 7 24.64 51.0 10.2

Pretty lame miles for a summer month. Back problems will do that. I hope I can get more miles this month! :D

Saturday, September 6, 2014

How long ya had that weak back?

And the answer to that question is, "Oh, about two weeks back."(The Three Stooges answer is, "Oh, about a week back.") Hehe. I managed to mess up my back by riding my usual miles but then immediately getting into my car and driving for an hour. That allowed my back to tighten up and cause great trouble later. I ended up staying off the bike for two weeks to give the back a chance to heal. I figger that I missed out on 200-300 miles. Well anyways, I finally have made it back to biking and got in a good 20 miles.
My new Scott bike at rest(Resting the horses).
Looking South on the MCCP bridge over Rakow Rd.
Looking West on the MCPP bridge over Rakow Rd. in Crystal Lake.
The bridge is a pretty steep incline for some.
I hope I can enjoy biking for the rest of summer/fall without the back issues again.