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I sometimes think to myself "I really have got it all figured out, I am so smart." Well after reading the ride report from Francois last week my thought to myself was "I have nothing figured out, I am so dumb"
I have been keeping a garage door opener in my seat bag to get in and out of the garage. At first I thought it was a great idea (I am so smart) well after months of misplacing it, dropping it, and trying to use it in the dark with big winter gloves on I discovered it was not as great as I thought. I read the report from Francois and the quote was "to close the damn garage door" Of course you idiot, I thought to myself, that is what you need!
So here is my ride report to Home Depot to buy a keypad garage door opener. Thank you Francois!


We live about 500 yards from the banks of the MN river. That means that all the lakes north of us drain down to the river and if you ride anywhere you are going to be going up hills. I took the bike trail for part of the ride, the same trail my wife now rides to work.:D

1 and 2 random bike trail shots.
3 me; finally warm
4 MUT
5 No jacket, no tights
6 two mutts blocking the MUT
7, 8, 9 Trail with many bridges. Only a little ice left.
10 Heaven
11 Locked up, but many tools inside for sale for the bike thieves. Gotta hurry!
12 Purchase complete.
13 The ice is almost gone and then it will be time for the fish meet me. C&R only.
14 Big shoulder on Hwy 41. Ride right past all the traffic.
15 You only need one.
16 Chaska Community Center.
17 Chrome bag.
18 Almost home.
19 Key pad and the munchkin.
20 Trying it out. Mounted down low in case wife or I crash our bikes and don't make it home for the school bus.
 

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First of all, cool report. And man, do I wish I had a trail network like that where I live. I'd be in commuting heaven. Second of all. . .I see. . .I see your future. . .MB1 telling you you're bike is not properly locked down and on a tree!!? :). Anyway, very cool report and glad to see a nice bike, nice weather, cute kid, and easier way to get into the house.
 

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Ridgetop said:
First of all, cool report. And man, do I wish I had a trail network like that where I live. I'd be in commuting heaven. Second of all. . .I see. . .I see your future. . .MB1 telling you you're bike is not properly locked down and on a tree!!? :). Anyway, very cool report and glad to see a nice bike, nice weather, cute kid, and easier way to get into the house.
I just want to know where that Home Depot is so I can hang around and get me a new IROC to ride on those beautiful trails.

BTW what is this C&R stuff???? Catch and eat is more like it, otherwise what is the point?
 

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Easy to find.

MB1 said:
I just want to know where that Home Depot is so I can hang around and get me a new IROC to ride on those beautiful trails.

BTW what is this C&R stuff???? Catch and eat is more like it, otherwise what is the point?
The Home Depot is easy to find; it's on the corner of hacksaw lane and crowbar ave. Just look for lots of pickup trucks that a stolen bike could fit into. :)

I did the catch and eat thing for many years. Now I guess I'm just lazy. I tell people it's so other people can catch them again, but really it's just not worth the effort. Cleaning them, cooking, and discarding unwanted parts is just a hassle to me. I guess sometimes on vacation we will keep a few, but usually I can fish for 30 to 45 minutes more if I just go to Subway on the drive home from the lake.
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Good stuff, nice bike, nice ride report, nice idea for the garage. Funny thing is the first thing I thought of when I saw the bike locked up was, hey easy frame grab since only the wheels are locked up...lol. I don't have as much restraint as others.:D
Thanks for a great report I would love to have such a network of trails available.
 

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Nice report. Don't take this the wrong way, but without the ice boogers you're not a bad looking guy.

Hey MB1, the point of catch & release is that you're outdoors and focusing your concentration on the water, the fly, and fish rather than work and taxes. At least that's the point for me.
 

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zeytin said:
Good stuff, nice bike, nice ride report, nice idea for the garage. Funny thing is the first thing I thought of when I saw the bike locked up was, hey easy frame grab since only the wheels are locked up...lol. I don't have as much restraint as others.:D
Thanks for a great report I would love to have such a network of trails available.
Only if you cut the chainstays...

Well, discounting going into Home Depot to buy something that can cut the cable (remembering to keep the receipt because you can return the cutters later).
 

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fastfullback said:
Nice report. Don't take this the wrong way, but without the ice boogers you're not a bad looking guy.

Hey MB1, the point of catch & release is that you're outdoors and focusing your concentration on the water, the fly, and fish rather than work and taxes. At least that's the point for me.
Thanks fastfullback; that's a very nice (and brave) reply. Milk, a shower and sometimes a razor does a body good! Here's a sledding picture from a shower day:
 
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