Sunday, March 11, 2012

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring in Webster, Minnesota:

The snow, what little we had this winter, is pretty much gone
My kids have been playing outside, winter jackets forgotten
The temperature has been in the 60s and looks to stay there
The fields are muddy - and so is Rocket the dog when he comes inside from our hikes
People are out flying where I live at SkyHarbor Airpark (as in people are flying airplanes. I haven't seen any flying people - at least not yet)
I visited two bike shops in two days (Valley Bike & Ski and Milltown Cycles)
Owen and I biked two days in a row!!

and....

I got new bar tape on my road bike!!
Owen and I stopped in to Milltown Cycles on Saturday to check out bikes and to see the work Ben and Curtis are doing to the shop. The handlebar tape on my bike was white and pretty dirty so I decided, with a little encouragement from Ben and Owen, to put bright new turquoise bar tape on my Giant Avail road bike.

Turquoise is my favorite color - it reminds me of spring and all things good. And I can't think of a much nicer way to start out spring and the bicycling season than with pretty new turquoise bar tape :)
Thanks, Ben, for putting the new tape on my bike for me.

6 comments:

sinfinityandbeyond! said...

What brand handle bar tape did you buy? I've been looking for this shade of turquoise bar tape, but the ones I've found are more of a sea foam color and I want more...cerulean, it's my favorite.
Thank you!

Myrna CG Mibus said...

The tape is from Bontrager - it's their gel cork tape and it comes in a bunch of great colors. I love it!

Myrna CG Mibus said...

Here's a link to the tape on Bontrager's website:
http://bontrager.com/model/00075

Anonymous said...

Hi Myrna,

What is the name of this colour called from the bontrager website? Thanks!

Myrna CG Mibus said...

I believe it's Aegean Blue. The Bontrager site isn't very helpful on the colors - if you mouse over a certain color tape the name of the color does not pop up. Bummer. But I found this site and it shows the bar tape and lists the color, too: http://revolutioncycles.com/product/bontrager-gel-cork-handlebar-tape-84447-1.htm
Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

I saw a "SeaFoam" colour in your previous link and thought it was the one you had....anyway...thanks!