Entries tagged with “Katy Trail”.


Well I have been very busy getting the rest of the things for my bike. The larger panniers (saddlebags) came, they are large, I have not had the time to stuff them to see how much I could fit into them yet. I am trying out a new seat, after all if this doesn’t work the trip would be more than a pain in the ass.

OK I have taken on a new project, since we are going to ride the Katy trail next spring I’ve been gathering data (places to stay etc) and making a nice file for it. I have Name, address, phone number, website (if available), email (if available) and coordinates. This is something no one has done so I am taking it on. I use a GPS for my other hobby and really like having a GPS. So I though why not get the coordinates for these places, there might be other people with GPS mounts on their bike. I think it will be nice to have, you have an idea as to where you are and how far you have to go. The data I am creating can be found @ http://thekatytrail.foreverdigital.net I hope you find it useful.

Ok time for another rant, yes it’s online dating and how it still a joke, I have begun to take it as serious as I take our government. (NOT) There is nothing in my profile that says I am interested in trolls. I am sorry there are very heavy people in world, sure I am a tad heavy but I hike and bike. Also what is it about me that says I am interested, NOTHING. So why do dating sites and heavy people try to set me up. Now there about 12 women that are “close” to what I would like (per the dating engine) I would honestly say I would date 10 of them for sure, the other 2 are not bad either just not my top 10. As usual I have sent “icebreakers” I have send emails, what do I get in return ………………. wow I can hear a pin drop.

Well I will eventually have more pics of the bike, but daylight is short and the weather is getting colder

Enjoy and have a great day.

Well since the last writing I thought that I would share some pictures of the MTB and other ramblings.





Currently the bike is stock, the gear I have added:

Rear Rack: Topeak Super Tourist DX (TA2036-B)
Rear Bag: Topeak MTX Trunk Bag DXP w/ fold out panniers (TT9616B) + Rain Cover
Pump: Serfas Grifter Mini Pump (MP03)
Computer: CatEye CC-VL510
Bike Tool: Topeak ALiEN II
Tail Light: Blackburn Mars 2.0
Gauge: Planet Bike Dial Gauge (1029)
GPS Mount: Garmin mount Part Number: 010-10573-00 (For Rino 530Hcx)
Bar Ends: Profile Designs Boxer

Not shown due to a delay in shipping:

Cages: (2) Topeak Modula Cage EX plus X-15 Adapters
Bottles: (2) Novara Circle N Water Pop Top Bottle – 28 oz. (REI # 724207)

I may change the bottles out as I do not think they will match the bike as well as I had thought.

Well this is what I am going to ride next year for 225+ miles along the Katy Trail. I have some other research to do. I think I might leave the folding panniers in and buy some larger one and mount then on the rear rack. I will skip getting front ones and force myself in to being a minimalist as I am at home.

I have created a Katy Trail Excel file for all of my planning and am working on some other great files for the journey. If you want a copy just let me know. When I am finished I will post them, until then just ask.