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August 21, 2019

When Cannondale announced the recall of thousands of their CAADX bikes, I was a little shocked. My bike was one of those recalled, and I needed to bring it in to have the fork and steerer replaced after several people were injured and at least one killed due to failure...

May 16, 2019

Now that the components, frame geometry, and ride characteristics have been worked on, it is time to get some color scheme ideas on paper. Because of the rounded tubing, I feel like there are a few less choices that can be made. I would like to keep the bike to two col...

April 26, 2019

This week was the continuation of some warmer weather, and I finally got out to try the Panaracer Competition SX tires in 28mm that I bought last month. 

I have always liked Panaracer tires, and probably have mounted as many Panaracer tires on my bikes as...

April 5, 2019

Spring calls, and riding outside is becoming a lot more enticing. I cannot wait to get out more and explore. Last year as usually happens after a long Buffalo winter; the roads were awful. Potholes, gravel, salt, and glass were everywhere. 

The first thing I d...

January 30, 2019

It was 5:40 am, and I was driving my wife to work as I always do. As we headed down Parkside, the streets were snow covered but traffic was moving along well. It was 5:40 am after all.  
 
Suddenly, the traffic light changed to yellow and I slowly applied the brak...

December 31, 2018

I announced the work on the book last week, and since then I have been busy doing no blogging! What? The holidays and lots of stuff just got in the way. The weather has been pretty cruddy, so I have just not focused much on the bike life. 

I did get some cool gifts for...

November 21, 2018

As many of you know, I am a data junkie. I spend an hour on the bike and then 20 minutes looking at the stats that I generated from the ride. I know that I need to get that minutes number to more like 70:10. I'm not saying that the data has ever helped me that much or...

July 27, 2018

I guess maybe I am losing it, buying another helmet, but I really love the Suomy Gun Wind helmet that I bought this spring. I have so many helmets that just don't quite fit right, but the Gun Wind was perfect. When I saw the cheaper Suomy Sfera aero helmet, I saw it as...

July 13, 2018

Congratulations on investing in a good bike and in your own good health. Now that you have a decent road bike, it’s time to consider first steps.

Other gear

I know you have spent a good amount on your bike, but I will give you a few things you need to pick up in addition...

July 12, 2018

Ask yourself “What is best suited for what is right outside my door?”

I worked for years in a guitar shop, and I recall many parents who came in and asked where the cheapest guitars were. I am a little ashamed to say that we sold a lot of junkie guitars, and the kids pr...

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