Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Norm

I won't write much. I just wanted to mention something that is on my mind.
It's so great to get to a coffee shop right as they open, when hardly anyone is around.  It's just nice to be able to hear the usually unique music, to be able to read without hearing the banging of the expresso thingy(I HATE THAT THING) there has to be a quieter way, but that can be talked about another day.
It's nuts to see people come in the shop getting their "usual" and without that cup of joe or whatever they get it just won't be a good day.  I hope and pray that people can have a good day maybe even a great day regardless of getting that cup of joe, regardless if the morning commute stinks or whatever else could possibly ruin your first hour of existence into the day. Maybe we should try getting out of the "usual" and just thank God for this day of life that He gave us. Thank God for the job that we get to go to.  Thank God for the car we get to drive rather than walk.  It's so easy to walk in this world and do nothing but complain (believe me i'm great at complaining, ask my wife) but wouldn't it be great to find things to praise, things that make us smile and things that we can be thankful for.  No matter how small these things are it has to be better than always complaining.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Great Saturday

What an awesome Saturday!  This day started with an adventurous ride to the Des Moines farmer's market.  You might be asking your self whats so adventurous about riding to the farmer's market.  Well the trail that we rode was flooded last year and so the city of Des Moines is re-building the bridge which means no paved trail for us (Jake Heisterkamp, Crystal Schulz and Shawn Schulz).  So after passing and disobeying the road closed signs we rode on and sure enough we came to no more paved road. Decision time! do we walk on the dirt road and hope for the best or do we turn around and admit defeat and take the detour!  We chose to walk the dirt road, which was a great choice.  Once we walked for a while we found 6th ave and just rode on that to get to the farmers market.  It was a ton of fun riding on that road through downtown.  Just a few awesome things to let you know about if you go to the market..... If you ride your bike you don't have to park it outside you can take the free valet instead and not have to worry about your bike being stolen!!!
The other diamond in the rough has to be the cinnamon rolls at Great Harvest Bread Compnay (
They are only $2.00!!! Thats right $2.00 and you won't find a deal like that anywhere else at the farmer's market!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Review of Profile Airstryke Aerobars

Originally submitted at REI

These aerobars have spring-loaded Z brackets on the arm pads, allowing use of the tops of the handlebars.

Awesome Bars
By Grant440 from Ankeny, IA on 8/1/2011
5out of 5
Pros: Versatile, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses: Road Biking
Describe Yourself: Avid Cyclist
Was this a gift?: No
I ride my bike like crazy and on longer rides I was wanting to have something else other than my drops.... I saw these and for a 119.00 you can't beat them... They were very easy to install and you can adjust them to fit just you so that is nice!!