If You Know Anything…

If you know anything about MORBID, then you probably know we like bikes, beer, and ‘Merica.

I was able to do the first two tonight, while in America, so I got that going for me. It was bike maintenance night since I have been feeling like shit and it is shitty conditions for the fatty. The new King headset and Race Face cranks were installed a couple weeks ago, thanks to Angry Catfish, no more creaking! Since the rest of the drivetrain was a shitshow and got hosed with salt driving to SoDak and back I decided to replace it. I picked up a new chain(SRAM 991) and cassette(red spidered SRAM 990) and slapped them on, I also installed new tubes(QBP Lightweight Downhill Tubes) and dropped almost a pound and a half off the bike. I also pulled the bags off the bike to wash it down and take it out of Adventure Mode and into Race Mode. The Fatbike Frozen 40 and other events are soon approaching and I look forward to not being last and drinking the most while “racing”.

RevelateFatsSome of the bags will be going back on for the Frozen 40(tool bag/Revelate Jerry Can) and the Revelate grab bag. The rest will be on and off throughout the season again but the Muk2 is ready for some snow…or sand…or dirt, just not ice at this point…Fucking fuck ice.

On to the beer part. I like this…I like it ah-lot. Milky-Choco boozy, but not too boozy beer. Get yerself a four pack and drink them all. In one sitting. You won’t regret it.

Lugene

And I’m out. Night peoples. -pr

 

Weekend Rides

Most Friday nights we have a group ride that heads out from S.MPLS about 930PM to parts known and unknown.  Usually about 15-30 miles at a medium pace, sometimes bike paths, sometimes dirt, a few times both.  Usually there are a couple of beer stops(BYOB).  As the fall has been getting colder we have been dropping riders here and there.  This last Friday it was just me and JZ.  We did a little spin followed by some fire and a beer or two at a friend’s place.  If you want in on some riding post up or hit the MORBID FaceplacePage and I will get you added.

Sunday was a chubby bike day.  I met up with PC at Angry Catfish about 930AM and we did a little exploring along the river and Minnehaha Lower Glen for a bit before heading out towards Bloomington.  We cruised along at a pretty comfortable pace and had some wildlife spottings along the way.  Saw a nice Buck and Doe standing their ground, we stood there for 4 or 5 minutes and they just stared right back.  We rode down to 9 Mile Creek while stopping at one of the other creek crossings for a Surly Wet that PC had brought along.  That hit the spot.

On our way back from 9 Mile we spotted a racoon that wouldn’t get off the trail, I rode around him, within 3 feet and he just hissed at me.  Guessing there was some rabies involved there.  Made it back and was a bit tired when I got home.  I ate everything within 2 feet of me.  I figure we did 40+ miles and some good hiking along the river in spots.  It was a great day for a ride.

The other big thing that happened this weekend was my little one got a new ride.  Thanks again to the guys at Angry Catfish, she loves it.

Join us for a ride sometime.  -PR

Fresh Hop Mirror Pond

 A delicious fresh version of the classic Deschutes Mirror Pond. It pours a golden organge color with an off white spongey foam creating a beautiful citrusy hop scent. Tastes as fresh as it smells with a citrusy hop taste with a light bitterness that is pleasing to the palate. Overall it is a very satisfying pale ale that is easily drinkable with its light to medium body.  6-pack (12oz) bottles would be nice.