Friday, February 19, 2010

Barksdale AFB

Decided to do a ride on base to see what it had to offer. The base is pretty big and includes a reservation which takes up about 1/3 of the base. I managed to get a 30 mile loop that was all pretty flat and well paved. Best riding I've seen on a base so far and definately a vast improvement over what is off base.
Some base housing.

The start of the back road.

Heading into the Barksdale reservation.

Dirt roads got me again!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bound for Jonestown TX

Downtown Shreveport LA.
After an hour and a half of torn up and busy city roads I finally get to some light traffic country roads.
Almost to the border. The wind was so brutal I could only go between 10 and 12 miles an hour for 30 miles.
The border to Texas. I tried to get to Jonestown which was only 4 more miles in, but the road got gradually worse until it was nothing but dirt. I didn't want to take my chances getting stranded so I headed back.

The ride back took me less than half the time with the strong winds. I think I averaged over 25 most of the way. Here's a pic of the boardwalk which is suppose to be the ritzy shopping place in the area. You can see the wind rippling the water too. 3 more miles of busy streets and annoying stoplights and I'm home. The ride came out to be 60 miles, 20 miles of which were poorly maintained and busy roads with some pretty aggressive drivers. Its not something I want to try again anytime soon, but it was still worth the trip. Watch out Jonestown next time I'll have a mountain bike.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Louisiana Buyou

My Louisiana prostitute. The 105 is actually pretty impressive but I'm definitely missing my camy record on my Tarmac.
This is the dull drab nothing I have to look at in Louisiana. A huge difference from the countless vistas I'm use to in Germany. At least its warmer though.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jagged Frozen Mud

After a year of no updates I've decided to make this my weekly journal for biking. With alot of mountain bike racing planned with the Sabers this year it should be pretty interesting. Anyways I decided to hit the trails first thing after work for the third time this week. It finally got cold enough out for everything to freeze over. The frozen mud was actually welcome after the cold days trying to push through thick muck. I ended up sweating through my gloves that eventualy froze to my bar ends in the 18 degree weather, but it still felt pretty warm in the cover of the trees. The wind chill on the road home was pretty brutal however. With nothing other that my 5 day a week commutes for the last few months I felt pretty good on the trails. I was a little winded after a 15 mile lap, but the cold more than my fitness kept me from doing much more. I still felt I had alot of power however, but I'll have to do a little more riding to see if my time in the gym this winter really paid off.

If you look closely you can see the trail I rode up from on the other side of the valley.

What are these odd tracks on my mt bike trails?

Other mt bike tracks. Most likely made by other Sabers!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter but still no snow

Mt. biking ninja style.

Chris trying to conquer the equilizer.

Not much sunlight left.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall in Korea

Everything is starting to change colors.
My bike with a nice coat of fall time muck.

Taking a break at a park.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Korean Food

Krista just got here a few days ago and Hahm and I thought it would be cool to kick off her time here with some traditional Korean food.