Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Coupla Things

For those of you interested in the whole winter bike thing, Tarik offers a review of the 26" Nokian Extreme 294 studded tire over at his place. There's been a fair amount of chatter about these on the Icebike e-mail list over the years, and Tarik's review is a welcome addition.

Then, it's almost time for the 16th annual Cronometro Bike Swap, organized by the Brazen Dropouts Bicycle Racing Club. It's been a really good swap for the last couple of years and has grown to be one of the larger swaps in the country. It's happening at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on January 13th, from 9:30 to 4:30. Read all about it here.



It's 35 degrees and sunny today, so I went to the garden and puttered around a little. I turned all my compost piles, dug a few carrots (going to try adding some parsnips this year) and mulched the garlic, which is about 3 inches tall. The ground really still isn't frozen yet—or maybe it thawed—so the clods from the spading I did in late October are dissolving. The 27 wheelbarrow loads of leaf compost are settling in and I'm looking forward to a more productive season this year...

2 comments:

Tex69 said...

You're my ideal man- Cycling (especially commuting) and Gardening, the 2 most heavenly pursuits known to man. can't decide which is my favorite.

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Gosh, tex, I'm blushing. Yeah, it's hard for me to decide which is my fave. I think I did a pretty good job of balancing them this year, with 3200 miles of riding and plenty of time in the 3 places I garden. More of both next year, I hope...