Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Which WGaS rider do these legs belong to?

Yeah. Right.

More pictures like this and including this one here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lance on Twitter

This is a sampling of Lance's actual Twitters since his fall during the Vuelta a Castilla y León. You can follow Lance on Twitter here. Of course, you might find the image of Lance Tweeting "left-handed" disturbing for some reason.

VeloNews reports an expected 8-12 week recovery for him.

WGaS at Red Rock Canyon-Las Vegas

Dennis O'Keefe

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Writer's Block


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Take Care of Your Bike

Carbon carnage from the blog, Busted Carbon:

They have more if you aren't squeamish.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pot Holes

Highland Park has an online pot hole report form. This is only for Highland Park streets.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

At Least I Didn't Do This

Getting dropped in a spring ride is bad enough. but at least this wasn't the reason:

see more pwn and owned pictures

WGaS Tuesday

A splendid early Spring ride this morning-14 riders including a late arrival by AC to join AB, Fronque, Michael J Fox, Dr Rod, Chippo, Hatch, BFBT, Eager Eric, Rabid Rob, Greenie, Pablo, El Libro Grande, and myself. Some decent accelerations off the front which caused a couple braks in the back of the group. The roads remain treachorous with potholes. I came home with a broken spoke this morning as the result of a pothole encounter. Wednesday looks to be ride-friendly once again....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Great Ride today!

Huge group >15 sorry in advance if I forget anyone. AB, Frank, Greenie, BT, Chippo, Eric, Rob, AC, John, Jeff, Pat, Bill, Lou, Wiskey Mike, Marc, Tucci the Professional and myself. I had over 55 miles - definitely better than the trainer.

Hope to see you out this week.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Road Work

According to my just-delivered copy of the Pioneer Press, the following stretches of crappy roads are due for resurfacing:
Green Bay Road from Lake-Cook to Edgewood.
St. Johns from Lambert Tree to Roger Williams.

Work is scheduled to start in May and be completed by the end of July.

Thank you, Highland Park City Council and us taxpayers.

(cross posted from my other blog).

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

If we can't ride...

...we can read...and dream...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Ride Missed

Monday @ 4:30 I grabbed what may be the only opportunity for a ride this week----apparently the rest of the WGaS gruppetto have jobs, families or hamentaschen to eat and therefore didn't ride--

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rainy Day Saturday

Tucci the Professional and I ventured out this morning for an extremely weather challenged ride

The rain was cold and plentiful---we provided quite the exhibition at the Port Clinton Starbucks as we poured water out of our boots, wrung out socks, gloves, liners and an assortment of other clothing items---leaving a large puddle of water covering half the seating area--luckily Slava happened to show up and provided a warmth to the morning

Needless to say, it was a unique morning.................

Friday, March 6, 2009


Just an FYI-I am pleased to report that despite concerns to the contrary, Moots is alive and well...... During my afternoon run in Harms Woods yesterday I encountered Mootsie riding on his mountain bike on the path north of Golf Road. He alleges that by April he will be rejoining our morning rides......BTW-also spotted Harold Berman of NCC riding the path

Wet Roads Call for a Full-fendered ride

March 6th presented itself with a seasonably warm morning with wet roads-clearly at least one of the WGaS riders was well prepared with the appropriately equipped bike for the day-----Again we had a nice size 'ton: AB, Greenie, Rabid Rob, 1 Adam 12, Michael J Fox, Doc Rod, Pablo, Fast Freddy, Tucci the Professional, and myself.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Surly Steamroller Inaugural Ride

Well the Steamroller Fixie made its debut ride this morning -although it was prepared for any weather condition-the weather was a pleasant 40F to start. It would seem that several individuals have crept out of their burrows after hibernating for the winter and grabbed their bikes-We had an amazing group of WGaS riders: AB, Greenie, Eager Eric, Rabid Rob, BFBT, Hatch, Dr. Rod, Michael J Fox, Pablo, Tucci the Professional and myself. It was mixture of road, 'cross, and the Fixie but nonetheless a rather spirited ride for the early season. Hope to see the rest of the 'ton out soon.......

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our New Ride

Based on the responses to my question about riding tomorrow morning,
I propose this as our new team bike:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Get Them on Video

From The Streets of Chicago, we get this video of a cyclist who was so tired of getting buzzed by
cars and having the police ignore his complaints that he did something about it.

Ride Surly Ride

BT's new foul weather fixie

Handmade Loveliness

A brief report from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.