My Fargo Adventures

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Review of M's Indie Crew

Originally submitted at Ibexwear

Indie 18.5 micron merino,195 g/m2 fabric in an all-purpose crew so versatile, you?ll need excuses not to wear it.

Great product

By BikeMike from Rochester NY on 3/20/2012


5out of 5

Fit: Feels true to size

Pros: Lightweight, Warm, Comfortable, Moisture Wicking

Best Uses: Cold Weather, Layering, Running, Cycling

Describe Yourself: Avid Athlete

Was this a gift?: No

I have always struggled w/ wool so have been a bit hesitant to try a merino wool product. Now I am kicking myself for waiting so long, NO itching, comfortable, warm, wicking and made in the USA. This is a great product!


Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve ride in Hi-Tor Naples NY. I know global warming is a bad thing, but today it made for a great end of the year ride! The trails where a bit slick and icy for the street slick, but we had a great time!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

June 2010 - Local Adventures

16JUN11 - Letchworth Sate Park - Lean-to
52.4 miles day 1
I miss Wendi.
Lots of climbing and rain, but having a good time. Loaded bike, slicks and wet roots on the FLT do not mix well.

18June10 - Allegheny State Park, NY
Sitting in a subway at 7:30am getting my caffeine fix and staying warm. Woke up to thick fog, every thing was wet from the heavy dew and the tent was covered in snails. Took me more time to remove the snails than to pack. Just outside of Salamanca this morning heading for the park. Hope to get a site for the evening

Sitting here by myself I really miss Wendi. And someone to talk to. I guess I have my touch to keep me occupied. Just charging the battery now.

The bike is holding up well but as I was thinking yesterday it would not be my choice for serious off road riding maybe the tri-cross?

So I set out this adventure partially to see what the Fargo could do, but also to push myself physically. In the end I have traveled a large distance and made " good time" but did I really have a good time with out Wendi, no. I will admit climbing this afternoon thought hemlock forest with spectacular forest streams was amazing. Fly down the hill with a huge smile on my face the whole time was exhilarating, but in the end if you can share this with someone only through words was it worth it? I think during this trip "making good" really sunk in. Going fast is not always better, sharing the experience with some you love is what counts. I truly look forward to my future adventures with Wendi and coming back hear to explore the trail by foot. Maybe a few days w/ Pete in august?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Single Track

I guess I have just become soft after 6 years on full suspension, but my back may not be able to survive a full day on the hard frame & single track. It did feel better w 45psi vs 70 psi tire pressure.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hi Tor Ride

Got out on the Fargo on Sunday with Wendi & Fred and road the fire roads at Hi-Tor. The first down hill was a bit scary as as the steam had come a bit loose and there was a bit of slop in the front end, lots of vibration any time I used the front breaks. We stopped in a beautiful section of pine forest for some photos, but the bugs where to thick to fix the bike. we took a casual pace as this was Freds first big ride of the year. We stopped for lots of photos, partial to fill Fred's facebook page and partially for the My Fargo Adventure Blog. We started at brinks road, went over ot the Basset Rd parking lot, over to the Canandaigua lake over look, down the hill to he big pond and then back up and to the car.

We stopped at the Basset Rd parking lot and I lowered the bars by about 20mm and tightened the stem, the bike handeled so much better on the down hills and breaking when the front end was not vibrating!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Commuting Upate

Had a great ride in to work and home today. A bit chilly this morning but had on plenty of warm clothes to keep me warm, the mittens really made a difference. Starting to really feel comfortable on the bike, maybe the callus on my ass is starting to match the profile of the seat. Still need to tweak the handle bars a bit, I think I need to roll them forward a bit more. The slicker 40mm tires are quite a bit more efficient, I averaged 18.5 mph going in and coming home over the 12.5 mile distance. I took the middle road home, lots of ups and downs, but probably a bit more scenic than York road. Lots of people out walking today. Approaching 100 miles!

Friday, April 16, 2010

New tires

Swapped out the standard tires with a bit skinnier 40mm 700c tire. I struggled getting the new tite on the front rim, but the back one went on with no problems, gkadd to lnow fir sure a700c will fit the 29er rim! The new tire has a pretty smooth center section and knobbies on the outer edge. A but less rolling resistance @75 PSI. I average 1 mph faster on the way to work with it. Calling for cold weather this weekend so I will not be taking it to Buffalo.