Hopefully there is room for two in the Coolest Shifter in the World Hot Tub

Someone shared this link with me today. http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/11/28/first-look-retroshift-brake-shift-levers-for-cyclocross/ Looks like I’m not the only one fed up with overly complicated shifter mechanisms sullying the beauty of the sport. I like the way Retroshift went about adding the shift mount directly to the brake lever,  I still think my version is a little better since they can be shifted from the tops and drops as well as the hoods.  Read More

Somewhere Between Atrophy and a Trophy (or) Racer 1282

So, any etymologists among readers in the ether? Is the word for the wasting of unused muscle the antonym for the prize in a contest? I’d have to guess yes. My Cross Results ranking has suffered a couple of lazy seasons lately.  Pride is on the line extra this year with Team Stampede representing big time with Jersey placement and god willing, a few BBW frames.  Getting back out on the Road Bike again has been critical to remind me that going harder = going faster. Say... Read More

Turkey Pie Main Street (or) Brown Friday

The inevitability that an uncomfortable conversation would begin among the kind of multi-generational  and politically/socially disparate group congregated for thanksgiving at the first mention of the occupy movement was palpable, and I was prepared to waffle.   I like that people are getting together and voicing that they are paying attention, and that they don’t like what has transpired to the detriment of many for the enrichment of a few. I can’t get behind the... Read More

Snap Fit

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  • I am going to ask to build your next bike.

    I want to build one for just about everyone I cross paths with. Everyone who is as excited as I am about riding, racing, and living a life of bikes.