I had a great time at Ride the Drive on Sunday. Not only was it especially good for the spirit to wheel down roadways that are usually filled with cars, it was also fun to see all the different types of bikes..from all different eras..that were tooling around.
Not only did I see a bicycle that seemed to have bowling balls for tires... I also saw a lot of cool old vintage bikes...including Schwinn Sting Rays. Now maybe I just wasn't paying attention, but I don't think I saw any one doing wheelies. Maybe that's because they didn't have an official Wham-O Wheelie bar!
Check out this video to see a great old school commercial, and some pretty awesome bikes.
It was my first bike ride of the season yesterday--and I must say it felt great. There are some fantastic bike trails in Middleton (near the new Costco of all places)...and once you dart through all the traffic it's really quite peaceful..and the best part...not too hilly.
Mike and I even saw a great blue heron chilling in one of the little streams back there. Those birds are huge!
We only went around 12 miles this time..but next time hope to venture a little farther..maybe into the Pheasant Branch Conservancy to see if they got any more of the bridges completed. Last year we rode through there and all they had was little stone-like steps you could cross on...Mike had to carry my bike over for me..and then come back and get me, holding my hand so I wouldn't fall in.
I know, I'm not much of an adventurer. But I guess it's better that I spend my afternoons in the "wilds" of Middleton instead of sitting on the couch watching Judge Judy!
Four years ago, Bob Dylan, who is Jewish, recorded a Christmas album.
It may be surprising to some that it was actually pretty good! And it inspired him to be involved in the creation of this video, which is amazing.
If you've never seen it...
Artist: Clara Moto
Song: Hedonic Treadmill
Album: Blue Distance
"'Hedonic Treadmill' describes the tendancy of people to adapt to good events - or bad - and then return to the same level of happiness," Clara Moto tells Rolling Stone. "In...
Bono and U2 have always had a strong political bent and their latest musical project can be found on the soundtrack to the film " Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." We remember Nelson Mandela with U2's song, "Ordinary Love."
The soundtrack to...
A masterful look at photography. Some of these sets took MONTHS to build, for a single shot. A good lesson on patience, and an end result being worth the wait.
Former President George W. Bush has accepted President Obama's invitation to ride aboard Air Force One to Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday.
That got me to thinking. Will the two do any talking during the flight? According to...
Artist: Total Slacker
Song: Keep the Ships at Bay
Album: Slip Away
"This song is about next leveling," Tucker Rountree tells Rolling Stone. "Taking things in and then pushing it out farther than before to reach the summit of...
Song: Drag Bones
Album: Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth
"'Drag Bones' speaks to the age-old truth that change is always coming, for better or for worse," Robert Brinkerhoff tells Rolling Stone. "As with a lot of our tunes,...