Archive for July, 2009

Getting mojo back w/ commuting

July 17, 2009

I commuted yesterday, first time in awhile. I saw a fox within the 285 perimeter of Atlanta, only 5 yards from me. Good start to regaining lost mojo.

Would you like some bikini with your cappuccino?

July 15, 2009

This could only be thought of in Georgia?

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_15980/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=hZwTRY41

Bike Mechanic Summer Interns

July 11, 2009

Everyone needs an intern or two.

LED Wheels

July 11, 2009

Interesting product? Anyone ever seen them?
http://www.toxel.com/tech/2009/07/10/led-bike-wheel-video-display-system/

Car Free Weekend

July 10, 2009

Tonight begins a car-free weekend challenge (bikes only) for my family. Obstacles include our three children (youngest is 7 weeks old), traveling to Velodrome, and possible Tour De France party. Join us in our challenge.

Riding Fixed from Canada to NM

July 10, 2009

Inspiring story of willpower.

http://deannadares.blogspot.com/

Priorities

July 10, 2009

Enjoying my morning cup of Joe and a driver with his priorities straight pulls in. An average economy Saturn with a Merlin Ti road bike on top. Who else has a bike that costs more than their car? Good for you.

Atlanta is crushing my cycling mojo

July 10, 2009

I used to commute on a daily basis between Durham & Raleigh, NC.
I have moved to Atlanta, GA and things are pretty different (for the worse).
I tried to keep up the commuting, however the shit infrastructure, even worse drivers and long work schedule have killed my mojo.
I need my mojo back! Do I need to move? Or just some kind of mind zen revamp? Your comments are welcome.

Riding your favorite trail w/ a newbie

July 10, 2009

There is something magical about riding at Tsali..maybe the speeds, the riding companions, or the many memories (snow covered epic rides or nearly loosing my best riding bud Woody to heat exhaustion). Whatever it is, the riding is always special.
This past weekend, my bro-in-law (Sean) would be joining me. Sean likes to skydive, however has the biking skills of a wounded chicken.
I wanted Sean to experience Tsali, so we headed for the Thompson loop. We took it easy so he could get his legs under him. He kept falling over on the straight, easy sections and mastering the semi-technical challenges.
Part of me was frustrated with the crawling speed, however I thought about it, and realized it was about Sean’s ride, not mine. I slowed my pace and tried to make Tsali the best it could be.
At the end of the ride, several of us were waiting to take Sean’s photo of his fast descent. Instead, we saw him fly over his handlebars and distrube a sleeping tree. Poor newbie.
Aftetword, Sean concluded the descents he loved, the climbing he hated.
Sean maybe you should stick to skydiving.