Waiting for the sun to come out….will it?

I wanted to take my bike out but here in Saint Louis the weather has been dreary and a little on the cold side.  I won’t bike in the rain so waiting for the precipitation to clear up.

Praying by next week it will be. But looks like a no go…maybe it won’t be too bad….

May 05

Scattered T-Storms
High 70°F
Low 56°F
Precip 40 %
May 06

High 75°F
Low 56°F
Precip 40 %
May 07

High 73°F
Low 55°F
Precip 60 %
May 08

High 75°F
Low 58°F
Precip 30 %
May 09

High 75°F
Low 54°F
Precip 40 %

This weekend I will be out of town and am itching to get back on the bike.

And once I get a routine started up with “her” the exercise will help alleviate some stress I am going through (getting rid of it in a constructive way.)

Now if Mother Nature would simply cooperate!  :^P

Bought the rack

Tomorrow…if the weather is nice and not this dreary gut wrenching grayness of nothingness I will take the bike out.  Looked at how to assemble onto the trunk and it’s about the simplest of designs.

Here we go!

Buying this bike rack today

"yeah babbbyyy!!"

"yeah babbbyyy!!"

Where else but Walmart:

Product Information

12″ long carry arms easily accommodate a wide range of bicycle styles
Patented tie-down cradle system individually secures and protects bicycles
Patented design fits sedans, hatchback, minivans
Padded lower frame keeps bicycles away from vehicle
Patented sure strap keeps bottom hook in place during use
Comes mostly assembled: Easy to install in seconds
Black powder-coated finish

Model No.: 102DB
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 8.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 23.0 x 16.0 x 4.0
Instruction Manual: Y
Instruction Languages: English
Assembled in Country of Origin: IMPORTED
Origin of Components: IMPORTED
Wal-Mart No.: 000719950

Bike shops in the Greater Saint Louis area

logo1Before I slap down any money for bicycle gear I want to make sure am getting more for the $$$. Webster has several shops.  When I first moved here bikers could be seen, dressed in colorful bike gear getting their “groove on.”  Found this website which contains information regarding local bike shops and their wares.

If you live in the area and are interested in tours check these guys out:



1101 So. Big Bend Blvd.
Richmond Heights, MO.
(314) 781-797311701 W. Florissant,
Florissant, MO.
(314) 921-171714367 Manchester,
Manchester, MO.
(636) 394-647711816 St. Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO
(314) 739-5183

104 South Main St.
St. Charles, MO.
(636) 949-9630

5809 So Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO.
(314) 894-4844

5632 N. Highway 159,
Fairview Heights, IL.
(618) 241-0719


Bike shop

hartmannloweredMy love of riding the trails is a childhood first love.

I used to jump on my battered bike and head off to parts unknown in Posey County, Indiana….letting the pedals eat up the country road miles.  I would sometimes take a sandwhich along…or my sister and we would have a sisterly picnic somewhere out by the woods or cornfields…ah I digress but good memories.

Will be checking out this bike shop soon:

Big Shark Bicycle Company was founded in 1993. Located in the popular St. Louis Loop, Big Shark Bicycle Company was established with a simple goal in mind: provide great products, fantastic service, and a refreshing place to pursue all the different facets of cycling. All of the staff at Big Shark Bicycle Company pursue cycling in one way or another, and although they love the glamour of high-end bikes and the newest gadgetry, They are as excited to get children on their first bike, get people off of the couch or internet (sorry), and out pounding the pavement or trail. Over the past five years the St. Louis Riverfront Times readers poll has voted Big Shark Bicycle Company the best place to buy a bike in St. Louis. The shop was also voted “Best Bike Shop” by Digitalcity.com.


  • Racing
  • Touring
  • Kid’s bikes
  • Bikes for the Grandparents (gotta see that)

For the past three years Big Shark has been honored with Bicycle Retailer’s Top 100 award. They are among the nations top 100 bicycle dealers.  Also f

The store actively promotes cycling advocacy and the St. Louis cycling “scene.”

They proudly sponsor USCF and NORBA races each year, as well as assist the MS 150, Leukemia Society Team in Training , The Bicycle Fun Club, American Youth Hostels, The Lupus Wolf Ride, The Gateway Racing Team, The Dogfish Racing Team, The Veloforce Racing Team, and the St. Louis University Cycling team….