Monday, March 10, 2008

Mud Ride

I took the mountain bike out for ride this weekend. It was a muddy adventure.

A couple of years ago, I slapped some fenders on my GT for commuting duty. It was perfect for rainy or snowy rides back and forth to my office in Cambridge. When I lived on Nantucket, the sandy roads and occasional trail posed no problem. There generally wasn't much mud.

The pics below are why you should remove fenders for trail riding in Colorado. The mud was packed in so badly that the wheels wouldn't turn. I had to remove the wheels and clean out the thick, sticky mud several times on my ride yesterday.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


It was just another long commute home after work. I turned onto my street and pulled up in front of my house. Switching off the ignition, I hopped out and grabbed a few items from the trunk. As I let the lid slam closed, something fell to the ground and rattled on the pavement. I felt around in the dark until my hands brushed a bit of plastic.

Egads! Is my beloved Audi 4000 rejecting her heritage?

I suppose I'll just have to make the most of it. I can think of some fun photographic uses for an Audi badge.