Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Original Cool Cat Turns 80 Today

This is my dad in about 1966 while stationed on Wake Island in the US Air Force.  Loving father of 4, pilot, artist, musician, and Papa to my kids - but still one cool cat all these years later.  

Happy 80th Birthday Dad!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Traditions

We all have our traditions for the holidays and those that have followed the blog for awhile know one our ours is that my family makes me go out and ride my bike on days off so as not to drive them crazy.  Thanksgiving is no exception and all the more important to me because if I ride enough I can enjoy some guilt-free overeating.  Couple of years ago I rode the 35 miles to my parent's house for just that reason.

This year the weather was in the high 50's so I went for a rain, ice, snow, cold - free 48 mile road ride since I have been riding the Farley exclusively for the past few weeks.  The MOOTS did not disappoint and I had a fabulous ride out to 9 mile dam and back.  I could not believe the number of cyclists, runners and families out apparently with the same idea.

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Farley 8 Shakedown

 Owner One has had a Farley 7 with a ridged fork for about a year and has really been enjoying the fun factor and versatility during that time.  In fact he most recently posted about riding it on the John Wayne Iron Horse Trail out of Tekoa last week.

I finally was able to snag a Farley 8 that was not already allocated to a customer recently.  I have begun the shakedown period as I learn about it from a bunch of short rides over various terrain.

First impressions:

Light, nimble, predictable handling and a lot of fun to ride. The 8 has a Rockshox Bluto fork to provide even more flexibility in the platform.  Cannot say enough about the Bontrager Hodag fatty tires - they are absolutely amazing on loose, muddy and rocky trails.  No lie - they are that good.  Stay tuned for more updates and impressions in snowy conditions.