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cannondale is done!

The Cannondale R500 Feminine Triple is finished! Although I’ve changed the saddle and the shifter position slightly, this is pretty much how she looks! I had to find new (old) Tiagra shifters, which I did find on the Facebook page, Online Swap Meet for $55; new Deda Elementi Piega handlebars for $40 (including shipping); new […]

i knew it would happen

See? I start something and don’t keep up with it. I have plenty of excuses: traveling to see sweet kids, working on projects (can’t even use that as an excuse these days!), taking care of my aging pug(s) and riding my bike. All good things, but I still should make time to blog. Oh, I […]

Century Ride

I have several friends that I regularly ride with. For April and May, were all training for our long rides – mine on the Katy Trail and theirs on the three-day Pedal for Pets ride, which they just completed on June 6th (I think). We put in a lot of miles together and they are truly […]

Katy Trail: McKittrick to St. Charles

Our last day on the Trail started off with a wonderful breakfast cooked by our B&B hostess and owner, Joey Los, at the neighboring Mercantile Building. Fresh fruit cup, omelet, biscuits, homemade jam, diced potatoes, juice and coffee. Wonderful. We sat with Joey and Rich and had our delicious breakfast and good conversation. Such nice […]

Katy Trail: Jefferson City to McKIttrick

Breakfast at Cliff Manor Inn was amazing. Tammy, the innkeeper, served us breakfast casseroles, fruit cup, a delicious carrot cake (!) muffin, apple juice and coffee. Perfect pre-ride fuel. We ran out of chain lube (another note to self: bring a FULL bottle next time) and our chains were bone dry after having had to wash […]

Katy Trail: Rocheport to Jefferson City

After a good breakfast at the Katy Trail Bed and Bikefest B&B (it’s self-serve there – well-stocked and many options available) we got packed up and ready to go. We really got to see the bluffs and rode very near the Missouri River so got some great views. The bluffs were really beautiful and so […]

Katy Trail: Sedalia to Rocheport

The sun greeted us as we prepared for day two of our Katy Trail experience, which was a welcome sight considering the forecast had been pretty grim. We started out by going to the Katy Depot before leaving Sedalia, which was really nice. Donnie got a sweet Katy Trail jersey at the shop there, and […]

Katy Trail: Sedalia to Clinton to Sedalia

We’d been planning this trip for a couple of months and it’s something Donnie has wanted to do for ten years or more. We would travel the length of the Katy Trail by bike, minus the section from St. Charles to Machens. We made reservations for B&Bs along the way, and  had our bikes outfitted for the […]

Trip Day Three: Snake Alley Criterium in Burlington, Iowa

After spending the morning in West Burlington, we headed to Snake Alley in downtown Burlington for the Snake Alley Criterium, which was so much fun. We had visited Bickel’s Bicycles in West Burlington (mentioned in this post and which, btw, if you ever are in the area – go see them! Their shop is huge and […]

Things I have going on.

Since I am redoing this blog AGAIN, I thought I’d post about what I’m up to these days. So it’s not so overwhelming and stuff trying to decide what to post about. First off, we are planning a trip to Iowa and Missouri. We are going to the Snake Alley Criterium on Saturday, May 23. I’m […]