Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

We had our first ride of the spring and it was a perfect night for it. James, Tae, Ben, Jerome, and Allison came out for a High Holy Day cruise.

We started from the Wharton Center parking structure and make a b-line for the Spartan statue by IM West. I brought my camera along so that we could get some new pics for the blog and facebook group.

Given that MSU students are phenomenal party-ers, we decided it would be fun to cruise around the neighborhoods north of campus and see what was going on. We ended up in the big parking lot on the corner of Burchum and Hagadorn. Our attention spans were pretty short so we stayed for a while and goofed around: "jousting," bike-tag, backward riding tutorials, team skidding, no handed wheelies, etc. 

If this weather holds out for a while look for information about formalizing the Thursday night rides for this semester.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It is snowing!

Be careful if you're planning on commuting. Take the corners slow and watch out for cars sliding all over the place!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday Night Recap (11/11)


It was actually the second time I have been pulled over by that same cop for riding my bike on Grand River. The first time I got a ticket. This time he just tried to run us over, nbd. Not exactly model behavior by a police officer.

Anyway, it was a pretty awesome ride otherwise. We had a good turnout: Ben, Tae, James, Gus, Brad, Jake, Robby, and two new friends Josh and Matt.  Josh and Ben wowed us with their bar-spinning. We hit-up the skatepark briefly before cruising downtown.  The streets were empty so we did a couple of laps of the capital.  James named one of his tricks (standing on the downtube while riding no-handed); considering what might have happen had he fallen it is called the "Jesus."

The group (minus Brad, Ben, and Josh) came back to my house following our run-in with Johnny Law. We celebrated a fun semester of riding with a couple of beers.

I think that this ride should be the official end of fall semester riding.  If we get any more good nights, we'll head out.  I'll send out messages via the facebook group "Michigan State Fixies."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday (11/11/10)

This might be one of the last rides of the season!

Meet on top of the Wharton @ 9pm!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

And Then There Were Two... (Thursday 11/4/10 Recap)

Tae and I set off into the bitter November wind; Old Town was our destination. Turning North, we were met with a violent wind. I can sympathize with the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Hopefully we'll get at least one more good ride this season.

If you're thinking about commuting by bike this winter, post some ideas on the Michigan State Fixie page on Facebook.!/group.php?gid=112056015484560

I've never done a dedicated winter of commuting, so I'm looking for good info (which tires, fenders, etc).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday Night Ride This Week (11/4/10)

GAME ON! Let's go for it and ride this week. It'll probably be pretty cold, but who cares?! Meet on top of the Wharton @ 9pm.