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April 23, 2006
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This is going to be a short story about a short bike ride Pete and I did on Sunday April 23, 2006.   

Before I get into this day’s ride story I want to take a minute to tell you about the air horn on Pete’s bike.  If you are a regular reader of our adventures you may remember that Pete got an air horn exactly like mine for his birthday a few weeks ago.  I have mentioned his air horn a few times over the past month or so and I bring it up again because Pete spent some time developing a new mount for the horn.  Previously Pete and I used some plastic tie straps to mount the horn just to the right of the center shaft of his handle bars similar to how I have my air horn mounted to my bike.  I thought Pete’s original mounting worked out quite well.  Well Pete has so many items mounted to his handle bars that he recently took some time to create a new mounting attachment for his air horn.  Pete made up a simple metal bracket that he used to offset the bottom of the horn and allowed him to install it in front of the main handle bar shaft which in turn freed up space on his handle bars for his many other important items.  It actually turned out to be a clever mounting method.  I asked Pete to send me a couple pictures of the new horn mounting so that I could share them with you.  See the bottom of this story for the pictures of Pete’s new horn mounting.    

I started out by riding over to Pete’s house and from there we both headed for the Greek Island for breakfast.  It is a short ride to Greek Island and we arrived in what seemed like just minutes.  It was a little chilly this day with the temperature right around 50°F.  Big surprise, it was quite windy again which made it feel a little cooler outside than the actual temperature.  It was partly sunny which is better than partly cloudy, or maybe that is actually the same thing.  I like the sound of partly sunny better than partly cloudy. 

We each order a breakfast special, Pete got his eggs poached and I got mine scrambled.  I think Pete ordered his poached just because he never had before and he felt like using the word poached.  We each had our traditional diet cokes with breakfast.  You can’t beat a good diet coke with eggs and hash browns.  After a pleasant breakfast we were back on our bikes heading toward Rochester Road. 

Neither one of us were in a big hurry this day so we decided to ride over to the Sears and check out the big screen TVs.  It is a fairly short ride over to Sears, but at least it gave us somewhere to go to extend this ride a little.  We only hung out at Sears for a short time before we were back riding again.  After Sears we headed toward home. 

We did ride at a good pace again this day and with the wind fairly strong it was a good workout even though it was a relatively short ride. 

Following are the statistics from this ride, 14.1 miles total, 21.0 max mph, 1 hour and 11 min time on bikes and 11.8 average mph.
David Lindquist 

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