Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stop. Hallow's time.

In stark contract to my last couple of posts, I have no pictures... moving or stationary to share. I've been able to get out quite a bit on bikes lately, including a couple of rides in Squamish and Whistler which happened as a by-product of buying a new (to me) bike. Exciting stuff. I have a strict "One in, one out" rule on bikes, being the sort of person who would have about 7 bikes if left unrestrained. I don't think anyone needs that many bikes, so I limit myself to 5... if you don't count my pub-bike. Or the one in my mum's garage... hmm...  Oh dear.

Anyway, the point is I have retired my old cyclocross bike and will sell off the parts I can't use. A sad day, but we move on and I will have a new mountain bike, which is far more fun than a cyclocross bike anyway. Besides, I only have 2 mountain bikes already. Oh dear.

To balance things out, I did something which involved no bicycles at all on Sunday.  I ran in the Hallow's Eve trail race on the North Shore. The results are here, so you can play a for of textual "Where's Waldo" if you are inclined. It was quite fun, and there was lots of mud, and free cake afterwards... so that's good.

Halloween is nearly here, and I haven't got a stitch to wear. I'm sure I'll wing it somehow. Besides, I fixed 3 bikes tonight and will probably fix many more tomorrow at OCB... maybe I can just cover my hands with grease and go as bicycle repair man.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Starring in my own Western

Our (now traditional) Winthrop Thanksgiving at Chris' place was full of all the usual cowboy mountain biking goodness, and I made a video! I'm liking this video thing, but maybe I will forget how to write. Paul has some pictures here, including this one... which I like a lot. I took a couple of non-moving pictures, which are here. Ten minutes of moving pictures, all involving bicycles, wait for you below...

Winthrop 2010 from Andrew Dye on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank-you Winthrop

Last year we spent Thanksgiving in Winthrop with Chris and Kathleen. This weekend we'll be doing the same. Last year Megan made this great little video of the weekend... which I saw for the first time last night. What will happen this year?

Untitled from Megan Rose on Vimeo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Magic numbers

This weekend has been great for biking. On Saturday I rode on one mountain, with six people, for six hours, on seven trails. Good times. I have no idea how many numbers were involved, but today Suzanne, Paul, and I rode our last day in Whistler bike park for the season... and I had a new toy to play with to create six-and-a-half minutes of self-indulgence.