TriCross X3

Just showing off my new ride… I picked up a “brand new” 2014 TriCross X3 from my LBS.

I was in the market for a new ride and was trying to buy a “Salsa Vaya” from another “LBS” until I found out how difficult it is to get a “Salsa” in a down market.  I stumbled across a shop that had a surplus inventory of the now discontinued “Specialized TriCross.” I really couldn’t go wrong for under $800 dollars. In the first few months I’m impressed with the ride and the build quality, although the factory seat is not very comfortable “already replaced with a Brooks B17.” Finding a new bike thats two years old is like getting a concert T-shirt from your youth at a local thrift store.


Another Day at the Gym

Another day at the Gym in my simple world.
This morning I went to Oxbow Park in Olmsted county just outside of Rochester, MN for a little morning workout.
Passed a number of trail joggers while out this morning and have come to the conclusion they are not a sociable crowd.



Get outside!!!

Exercise outside

I’m gonna start this entry with a very simple comment, ” I hate the Gym.”
There, I said it! No regrets…heh, heh.
Today I went to Oxbow Park in Olmsted county in SE Minnesota. I did this for two reasons…
1. “I hate the gym.”
2. “I need the exercise.” Especially #2.

Why I don’t go outside and spend more time doing something I like is somewhat of a mystery to me? By going for a walk on a relatively easy trail system at a local county park I get multiple benefits the least of which is exercise.
I’m not going to rant about the beauty of the great outdoors or the cardio-vascular positives of good solid exercise, I’ll just let the pictures talk for themselves.
By the way have I told you “I hate the gym.”