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September 18, 2017

We have had some really great weather here this past week, so it was nice to be able to get Mr Pink out for a couple rides. Today, I was able to go for almost 20 miles and do some errands, but take a few of the local routes through the city that I'm familiar with. 

I am...

September 13, 2017

A few weeks back, I came across an intriguing vlog post on YouTube by Tom Bell. Tom is a mountain biker and coach who I feel has a lot of great stuff to share on his channel. This post on heart rate variability was a concept totally new to me, and I decided that I woul...

September 6, 2017

With the Ritchey stem arriving just after I left for the U2 show yesterday, I had to wait to get the final steps done. Today, I installed the fork, stem, spacers, bars, and shifters. I dialed in the height and drop as best I could. The last step was taking it to the sh...

September 6, 2017

No bike building post today, as I am still waiting for that dang stem. I was off to New Era Field aka the Cap to see U2 on their 2017 Joshua Tree Tour. In short, here we're my thoughts:

  • The show was visually stunning.

  • Songs on the playlist represented the best...

September 4, 2017

The first race of the cyclocross season is in the books...along with the first crash. Yep, the race got off to a terrible start with a crash in the first minute. 

Being a category 5 racer, there are often lots of inexperienced folks on the course, myself included. I was...

September 2, 2017

Components are slowly being mounted. Today, I installed brakes, front and rear derailleurs, and cable guides. Panaracer Gravel Kings 32cm were mounted in to the old faithful Dura-Ace 7800 wheels, and those too went on the bike to check for clearance and set up the brak...

September 1, 2017


We have been practicing for weeks, and tomorrow will be the first cyclocross race of the season. I got out today on the bike for a good hour to work on tight turns and remounts, two of the cyclocross specific skills that I struggle with. 

Luckily, we have ma...

September 1, 2017

Cranks were something I was really not sure about....so many questions derived from the fact that I had Dura-Ace shifters and a rear derailleur, but no front. So...do I go 1x? Would 1x even work with the rear derailleur I had, as my cyclocross and mountain bike 1x's we...

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