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.


Finally a Nice Day

It appears the good weather is finally here so I took to the Douglas trail for some exercise.


The trail is little rough from the long winter.

It never ceases to amaze me how pretty the outdoors can be so close to suburbia.


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.”