Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Peach pie, oh my

I had a lovely slice of peach pie on the Hiawatha ride Saturday morning. I'm not kidding, probably the best peach pie I've ever had. Check out Firefly Bistro if you're in the neighborhood. They've got great pie, and slices of cake big enough to choke a lunatic.

I broke the Suburban out of mothballs for the ride on Saturday, as I still had some cookies to deliver and needed the jumbo basket. Snakey took a picture of me arriving. I was clearly amused by something he or Ray said. My wife said she likes this picture of me.
I've been riding the newly built Kuwahara since the snow was gone, and I'm really digging the way it rides. I'm still dialing in the little things like seat and handlebar height, but I'm amazed at how well it rides right from the get go. I'm a half-assed bike mechanic and was pleasantly surprised by how well the bizarro component mixture works. It's not perfect, but much better than I was expecting. When mixing newer Shimano and vintage Suntour you never know what's going to work and what's not, but shifting in friction mode will cover a lot of sins. I am going to have to replace the rear Suntour AR derailleur, as it doesn't seem to have enough reach to get to the largest and smallest rear cogs. So I'm riding the bike as a 12 speed currently. Once I get the derailleur figured out it will be a 16 speed. No rush.
Suntour AR

Date: April 4
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
April mileage: 60
Year to date mileage: 939

Date: April 5
Mileage: 23
Ride type/Bike: Hiawatha/Suburban
April mileage: 83
Year to date mileage: 962

Date: April 7
Mileage: 18
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
April mileage: 101
Year to date mileage: 980

Date: April 8
Mileage: 18
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
April mileage: 119
Year to date mileage: 998


rigtenzin said...

Let's see some slushy photos of the Kuwahara.

I've been seeing triangles all week and now I remember why.

Lunatic Biker said...

It was Snakecrotch.