Monday, February 23, 2009

Bikes I've owned since High School

A few years ago my dad made a list of car's he's owned since high school. It was about 80 cars long, and about 20 of them were various years of mustangs. Here's my shorter list of bikes (but in 1/5 the time)! Ash's too.

DBR Zetec Pro - Later the "Cramer Special", and even later the "Cramer SS"
Giant TCR2-lots of mods piece by piece.
Giant Trance 1 - I owned this for two years-a record
Diamond Back Response -Ash's
Felt F1X-stock
Felt Nine Pro-SRAM X9 and Formula Brakes, etc.
Felt Nine Pro - stock -Ash's
Felt F1x-SRAM force/rival, bontrager cockpit, Easton EC90 Aero wheels
Lemond Fillmore
Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe -Ash's
Felt Curbside -Ash's
Gary Fisher Superfly
Specialized P2 - built up with leftover Trance parts.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Apparently, as shown above, stock saddles are not comfortable. And why should they be? You go spend too much money on a bike, ride it for a month, and decide it's unrideable unless you buy a new saddle. So, you drop another load of cash on a new saddle. And sometimes, that one is the 'right' one. But most of the time, you have to buy another one a month later.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Letter from John Burke about IMBA

I need your help. The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is facing the biggest policy battle they have taken on in their 21-year history—an effort to increase opportunities for cycling in our National Parks. I need your help to make sure IMBA wins this fight.

National Parks represent the most treasured, iconic places in America, and IMBA stands ready to help build and open trails in these epic, breathtaking lands. From a policy perspective, our National Parks set the bar; it's therefore critical that they embrace mountain biking, as their policies shape those of state, county, and city parks. 

We only have until Feb. 18 (a week from Wednesday) to submit comments in support of this policy change, and five national organizations have waged an all-out battle to defeat this proposed rule. I know many of you have already written in support of IMBA, but we need your employees, your customers, and your riding buddies to weigh in as well. This is big.

What am I asking you to do?

take 60 seconds to provide comments and TAKE ACTION:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Ride