Changing Gears

It aint no metaphor baby. I am attempting to race my bicycle in a singlespeed fashion which means often changing the gear ratio. It is a pain in the butt but so is waking up something you know you can ride. I can tell you from experience, it sucks to get your butt kicked because … Continue reading

Ride with Swift

I finally got to take my Swift Industries bag out on a decent ride. I have been holding back and have been doing the work thing again where I don’t get to commute…yet…and I don’t have time to ride during the day with the job change. I really wanted to get out there with at … Continue reading

The Viaje

Yes. This bike rules! I really want to get into gravel racing and taking bikes to their max. I think this bike is designed for just that. With the disc brakes, rack and fender mounts and the frame design,this is not just some creative marketing. This bike is meant to haul on just about anything. … Continue reading

Crossing Over Intergalactic Style

I always want to enter these team relay races, but since I am more or less a bicycle nomad, I don’t have a team any longer but I do have a network of people out there that I enjoy riding with and I think they even like riding with me. I had a text from … Continue reading

New Bag Day

Today is the day! My new pannier bags arrived from Swift Industries. The Seattle duo makes every hand built bag to order. They truly picked out the right color for my bag. The neutral brown 1000D courdura bag looks great on my stead and fits to the Brooks saddle perfectly with the perforated leather straps. … Continue reading

Washington Couldn’t get lost.

I am starting to get back in the groove. I have a very early wake up call, but I get out so early now. I am getting back in to the swing of things with the school schedule. I am mostly digging the out by 3 deal. I have to keep my motivation up after … Continue reading

Up Down All Around

Day 3 of the my time in Colorado started with an early wet nose wake up courtesy of Lucy, my hosts black lab mix. She was right. It was time to get up and get the day started. I had grand plans and they don’t come to those that wait. I got on my giddy … Continue reading

Mini Tri

Bike, Run, Swim, work. I guess that is more than a tri, but that was what I needed up doing today. I did a run at the park I mentioned the other day. I was in a time crush for a virtual meeting at work, but still tried to make a good effort. I am … Continue reading

Green Ribbon for exploring

I got a glimpse of the trail system near our somewhat new house last week. I wanted to get out and do some more exploring on it. Since we are in August now, it is cross time so I took out the single speed cross bike and hit up this hint of green trail that … Continue reading

Old Head

This past Sunday, I helped out at the super sale event of Keswick Cycle. I have not worked a Super Sale in a while. When I was a super part timer there, I think super sale took a few days off my life and for sure pushed my wife to the brink a few times. … Continue reading