4th Annual Hamster Wheel. Hey Let’s Ride 200 Miles Today

court nederveld hw2016The 4th annual Hamster Wheel 200 hosted by The Peace River Riders Bicycle Club (PRR) of Charlotte Co  Florida kicked off at 6 AM on 1/10/2016. I'm surrounded by very strong riders who are no strangers to the hard work and the suffering that awaited. One guy is on … Continue Reading ››

Hey Let’s Ride The Shire Today

riding the shire1/19/16: The entry into Yorkshire is closed and being used to stage equipment etc. for Rt 75 improvements and who knows for how long. The area is accessible via Raintree.

This is a revisit to my 2012 post entitled Yorkshire Loop … Continue Reading ››

Hey Let’s Ride Today!

I chee wha wha12/23/15: Strava says 9918 miles ridden in 2015. Well at least now I can do the math in my head. My last 2 rides have beat me a pulp. The pace and conditions were both brutal leaving me tired, hungry and slow to recover. I stepped … Continue Reading ››

Bike Nerd

DSCN3864Bike Nerd (Urban Dictionary, Lingo, Jargon): A person who regularly rides a bicycle. When not riding they can be found cleaning and tweaking  their bicycles. They watch cycling on the tv., Le Tour being their Super Bowl. They read about and study  bicycles, talks excessively and passionately about all things … Continue Reading ››

What Is That Clicking Noise Part 2

Photo from Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual
Photo from Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual
Bike noises drive me crazy. It's like the thing is trying to tell me something, something that could possibly become a real problem, but I don't understand the language. But like I said … Continue Reading ››

What Is That Clicking Noise!

The only thing worse than a noisy bike in the peleton is when it turns out to be yours. Everyone is looking down at their machine wondering what's that clicking and where's it coming from and  finally they look at you. "Hey Ray what's that clicking noise? You need to:"