Monthly Archives: February 2012

Upgrading

So I finally finished my single speed upgrade.  The issue I had was I could not find any comfortable riding position on my single speed Specialized Langster. Here is a picture of it when I purchased it (click to enlarge): … Continue reading

Posted in cycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Local Bike Shop

I received some bad family news today.  Because of the news, I felt like I had to get out for a little while.  I tossed my phone, keys and wallet into the panniers and headed out.  I had to get … Continue reading

Posted in commuting, cycling | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utility Bikes

I have been on a commuting kick for a while now.  Just because I got my mountain bike set up for commuting does not mean that I have not done it before.  Previously I used my Trek 1.5 and a … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycle Eye Candy, commuting, cycling | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First day

Yesterday was my first real commute with the new panniers.  My wife scheduled a massage for me since I have been having quite a bit of tension in my shoulders.  Stress is the bastard child causing it all.  Knowing you … Continue reading

Posted in commuting, cycling | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Panniers Are In

I finally got around to posting pictures. They look really flat because they are. I literally took the picture right after installing them, which coincidentally came right after I took them out of the flat box. Brilliant! They will look … Continue reading

Posted in commuting, cycling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Commuting

The hardest thing for many people to do is ride a bike to run errands.  Honestly, I have been guilty of this myself. It is just so easy to take a car from the house to the store down the … Continue reading

Posted in commuting, cycling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bike Dilemma

Any cycling purist has this issue from time to time.  That issue is called the bike dilemma.  The bike dilemma plagues every cyclist that owns several bikes.  You see, cyclists, in general, do tend to own numerous bikes.  As a … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, commuting, cycling, Purchasing Bike | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

5K run

I did my first 5K run in over 2 years.  The last one I did was a part of my very first sprint triathlon.  This is the first actual running event I have ever done.  The weather was perfect.  Clear … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commuting by Bike

I have started doing small jobs on the bicycle.  Texas is not like Chicago, New York, or any other place that builds vertically.  Out here, land is not a premium, so we build out.  Honestly, it makes no sense to … Continue reading

Posted in commuting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Riders, Finding a Bike

To the new riders out there. Finding the right bike can be intimidating to say the least. There are so many choices for bikes that one can get confused, annoyed, or just plain lost. Let us break them all down. … Continue reading

Posted in Beginner, commute, cycling, Purchasing Bike | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments