Free Your Mind, And Your Legs Will Follow

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Barrington Hills Ride

Cruising out to Barrington Hills

Bob on a most excellent road

Donlea road...used to be a road, now its a forest preserve

Balls on the Gunnar

Bob downhilling it

Fox river in Algonquin

Smoothie time, local coffee shop in Barrington

Got out on a great ride and explored a new area with the boss. We cruised to algonquin and then to Barrington Hills. I felt like we got picked up and dropped in a pile of millionaires. This place was beautiful with some great roads and houses. The weather was mid 60's and just a perfect ride. We hit some dirt and gravel and were out on the real deal bikes: the gunnar and Bob's custom seven Axiom SL. Hit 70 miles for the day and the legs felt perfect as did the rest of the body with my new Zipp Service Course SS handlebar and Thomson stem. I put this on the bike to test it out and it felt great so far. Finally feeling somewhat dialed on the bike for Trans Iowa. Get ready its only a month away!

- JB

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Still Alive

Litespeed BB corrosion

Worked with Todd ( a physical therapist) on my fit.... hard at work drinking beers

Supporting rides

Getting Rock Shox certified

Beautiful Gunnar I built with Chris King and Rival, handbuilt wheels, pink headset.....awesome build

Still riding...getting the miles in, insanely busy.....preparing, 36 days....

- JB

Friday, March 9, 2012


The real cookie?

Very cool riding through Bull Valley

The fat tires are still rolling

Cool print I saw on a barn....seems every barn in Bull Valley has one of these. One day Im going to photograph them all and post them.

This looked interesting....

The miles keep on getting pounded out. Sitting about 1500 for the year so far....look to have around 2700-3000 for the near approaching Trans Iowa. Rode 50 on sunday and 50 on monday with the pugsley, 30 miles on tues, wed, and thurs, and commuted today as well to put me over 200 miles since Sunday. Will try to get around 300 miles this week with some rides planned for the weekend. Legs are feeling good and just working on the bike position now. Get out there and ride!

- JB