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:"

Giant TCR Rear Wheel Clearance. Send In The Drone.

Rolling-Resistance-Conti-571x440Like reading a great novel, watching a great movie, all good things must come to an end. I'm riding early AM the other day before the heat, rain and skeeters when I hit something sharp and flatted my already marginal rear tire.  We've had a long run, it happens and I've gotten … Continue Reading ››

Diligence Isn’t Always Loud

me and the girls 2015Summer time SW Florida and everyday it's north of 90 degrees and 90% humidity ( humidity actually lower) with a thunderstorm late afternoon.  Charlotte Co. has a warm humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfa) … Continue Reading ››

Get Outta Town

ellabell2015Dear readers. I'm writing this slow cause I know you don't read fast. Monday 4/13/15: Dreadfully tired today. Way too much weekend. Lots of hard miles ridden, sore, bone weary, bleary eyed, wobbly, worse for wear and tear, more rest needed, need coffee, a few days off … Continue Reading ››

Everything Happen For A Reason,

things happenand sometimes that reason is that you're stupid and make bad decisions. Take for example Saturday 1/31/15. I decide to test my strength and stamina by riding with Cycle Haus, the  local Top Gun School. Anyway it’s always the same route but the ride is always … Continue Reading ››