Monday, November 19, 2007

Oh crap. I made a daily read list.

Not that that's a bad thing. but still. It puts pressure on me to actually keep up with this thing. Thanks Jason. Scroll down to November 9 to see the list. There are some good reads in there. I'm honored to be added into the mix, really!

Not too much action on the shop right now. I have the sign done and hung. Lisa did most of the work on the sign, admitedly. I like the way it turned out. This is definitely the theme of the shop. Old and rustic. As much as I like the whole modern, clean aesthetic and all, this still looks good and it fits with the whole downtown.

On the riding note, the family is just getting over the cold. Mine is still dragging on...but I still needed to get out for a ride. I traveled to the town next door on Friday and on the way home took an alternate route. I followed one of those roads that catches your eye as you poor over a map. The kind that is just thin little line, that most likely means that its a) scenic b) lightly traveled and c) prime territory for a great fall ride. To get to the point, it was all of the above. I only wish i was able to hit it at full color, and a sunny day. The weather for this ride sunny. It started chilly, and occasionally drizzly, and remained like that for the entire ride. The day previous was spectacular, and I was hoping it would stay that way. No such luck. On with the show. This is a ride I'll be doing again, thats for sure. Stats? 30 miles + 2800' of climbing.
A good way to start the ride. Twisty road sign. There's lots of those in these parts.
And off the road goes, into the distance. Saw blazing orange ALL OVER the place in these woods today. Hope they had a good hunt. There's deer crawling all over the place here.
Dancing road. Dugway Road is like this the whole way. Right on the bank of the Mississippi too.
Cool over hanging rock. 11'5" clearance fwiw.
a couple cool roots found along the road.
I always wanted a gun range in my front yard!
Rode the Kelly. The poor bike has only been ridden once in the past two months. Spending too much time(more time) on the mtb's. I love this bike. Just fits like a glove!

Till next time...
Listening to: sisters fighting. Pardon me...


Guitar Ted said...

Marty, thanks for the update. Been checkin' in waiting to see the progress. The sign is fantastic and I agree that it fits better than some hi-tech, modernistic piece.

Holy Cow! That gravel ride just rose to the top of my must do ride list! I'll be hittin' ya up for that sometime come early spring for training for the Dirty Kanza. Take Care!

Nater said...

Now I know why I went back to a cross bike for my main road ride...we've got to get over there and hit that route!

Head Honcho said...

GT and Nate - Both you guys are more than welcome here ANY time. And I've got lots more like that too. Most of it is, ironically enough, in Iowa! But I'm so close to IA that it really doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

Hey Marty congrats on the shop, looks sweeeet. I'll be down in Lacrosse for turkey day but I think we are gonna split Fri morn otherwise I would love to come down and check out the digs. I think I'll do a little HPT to justify the turkey and pie. tom lapinski

Head Honcho said...

Hey Tom! No worries on the fly-by. We're in MN this weekend. You're welcome any other time though!

ArmySlowRdr said...

oh carp--at first I was worried--I thought you had made a list of stuff to you know--actually read!

Then I pressed the link expecting to be scrolled down on your page to a list of gasp literature; I wondered when I was taken to the Salsa site.

Anyhoo--nice blog and good luck with the shop.