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June 23, 2018

"I was very curious. What's around that corner? It was a very big world, and I was, 'I gotta hurry to see the whole thing'."

-Mads Mikkelsen to Rolling Stone

Dear Friends,

I am headed to Sandbridge, VA for a little beach time with the family. I am NOT bringing a bike. Th...

Campus Wheelworks Wednesday Night Race Series at Sprague Brook Park is in full swing, with only one week left. I signed up to race the seventh week in the series to get in one more awesome ride before vacation and a week off the bike.

The series features a 4 mile loop,...

June 21, 2018

“I don’t always wear gloves, but when I do I prefer Handup Gloves.”

I wear gloves on the bike for three reasons: when it’s cold, when I need grip, and when I think I might crash. So if you see me on the road bike on a warm day with gloves, be careful.

Handup Gloves start...

June 20, 2018

It’s about quality not quantity 

I am really loving the time I have spent on the bike lately, and I know exactly why. It’s the little things that matter. A clean bike. A lubed chain. A good riding group. A nice piece of gear or kit. A new place to explore. It is about q...

June 19, 2018

Last week, I was so stoked after doing that crit that I decided that I wanted to race again this weekend. So, I decided that a mountain bike race would fit the bill just fine, even though I have never done one, and I am pretty much a complete hack on the mountain bike....

Faire l'elastique- (French) "doing the elastic."

There was a large field, and I was predicted to finish second last. I wondered who that poor guy was that was ranked lower.

Last night we witnessed the last criterium races of the BBC Larkin Series. This annual event is ar...

June 14, 2018

I have three simple questions when looking for a bike helmet: does it provide good protection, does it fit the size and shape of my head, and does it come in a good colorway? My recent purchase of the Suomy Gunwind ticks off all these boxes perfectly!

Suomy is a company...

June 13, 2018

tube-less (adj.) without tube.

Getting flats is part of riding a bike. There is really no way around it, just the ability to choose one compromise over another. Do you want to roll faster and get more flats, or do you want to get less flats and roll a little more slowly...

June 13, 2018

Friend or fang?

The beauty of a bike

Is that adventures lie

Around the far corner

And up the block ahead.

And the wind in my face

With the sun on my back,

Was I oblivious

To the friend, or the fang?

I listened to the breeze

Then heard a faint rapping.

Pad, paw, claw on pavement,


June 12, 2018

Monitoring heart rate is essential for tracking your fatigue, training intensity, and performance. Everyone who rides or runs needs a heart rate monitor. Heart rate is an essential metric, and so the big question becomes...which heart rate monitor do I get?

I like track...

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