Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rare Bird

Here's something you don't see everyday ( unless you follow Doug around). An Xtracycle. As you can see, quite the hauling machine. I chatted with the owner when he came out of the store about what a great grocery getter this conversion made, where he replied it was also a great beer hauler, too! He was strapping on a twelver of Stella Artois to prove his point. A dog had chewed up the saddle, so I offered my BG Milano to replace it. It doesn't work for me, so I'm sure he'll put it to good use.

On the riding front, I haven't gotten in the miles I had planned in the last month or so. After @ 750 miles in July, I barely cracked 200 in August. Disappointing, I must say. My side projects and family have absorbed most of my extra time. And so it goes. This month is the start of the fall riding season for me, and this is my favorite time of year. Crisp, dry air, turning colors, it just can't be beat. I'm riding tonight, Saturday night, and Sunday for sure. As they say in the Red Stripe ads, Hurray, Fall !!


Doug said...

Xtra sitings are still rare around here. I've only seen one other two summers ago before I got mine. However, my wife spotted one yesterday. I wonder if it was the same guy you saw?

Boz said...

The young chaps name is Gavin Reynolds, a paramedic from Hermantown. He's riding the only other Xtra I've seen in this area besides yours.The last time I was in the Twin Cities, I spotted several.I think the hills put off people around here from hauling heavy loads.