Saturday, August 7, 2010

Riding in the Soup

My blog has sat neglected as I've dealt with the effects of a dreaded summer cold. A cold combined with 100+ degree weather tends to make riding, and blogging for that matter, a low priority. I felt much better this morning and decided that it was time to ride. As usual the destination didn't matter.

I headed out into the thick soupy air. This is South Drive north of I-20. The lanes here are nice and wide.

My new U-lock holder performed just fine. I forgot to sew straps on the lower backside of the holder. I expected the lock to act like a big door knocker every time I rode over a bump. Surprisingly it hardly moved. The next one I make will be a little more fitted.

Hunting for shade. I think it's time to invest in a wide brimmed hat.

I wanted to mention a couple things that are coming up in the near future.

Prints and Sprints: Personally, I think screen printing and cycling go together like peanut butter and jelly. I'm surprised to see that I'm not the only one who feels that way. Somebody came up with the fantastic idea of having a screen printed poster show along with bicycle roller racing by Lonestar Goldsprints. This is a fundraiser for the Livestrong Challenge. They'll be giving away prizes by Timbuk2 and Chrome. This will be taking place starting at 8: 00 PM at Le Meme Gallery and Rubber Gloves, 411 E. Sycamore Street Denton, Texas.

Cowtown Indie Bazaar: Etsy Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Handmade Arts Association are teaming up and bringing us the Cowtown Indie Bazaar September 4th, 9AM-6PM, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. This sounds like a good destination for a group ride.

Speaking of screen printed posters, this is kind of interesting. I first saw it on Inside the Rock Poster Frame. Reminds me of the invisible man models that they used to sell when I was a kid. It's a six color screen printed poster by Ames Bros.


  1. Good to hear you're back in the saddle.

  2. As you know, I am a wide-brimmed hat proponent. I think protecting the head from intense radiant heat is as important as protecting it from winter cold. Protection from nose, ear, and neck burns is also very good. Fortunately, mine fits well and I only have to hold it down in the worst of winds. It's a little expensive, but it is guaranteed for life.

  3. riding +printing. they do go along super.
    im waiting for you to say let's do this and do a TX+CA bike collab together. posters. hells yes
    keep me posted ok :D

  4. I'm glad you're rolling again, and posting, too.

  5. @Myles,
    Summer colds suck! All colds suck!!
    Glad you are back in the saddle!

    If I am free, I would like to go to the event on Sep. 4th.

    Oh, and the beard looks great. I am growing mine back.

    Peace :)

  6. Pondero-I've got an old military jungle hat that I'll dig out of my work truck and use for the time being. Lots of guys who work for my department have experienced problems with skin cancer on the neck and ears. I'd like to avoid that.

    Meligrosa-That sound very interesting. You supply the art and I'll take care of the rest. Whenever you're ready.

    Apertome-Thanks. I feel guilty when I'm away for too long.

    Chandra-I'm surprised that your wife isn't going to be selling her soap at the Bazaar. I'll try to meet you at the train station if you'll be riding over.

    Thumbs up on regrowing the beard.