Category Archives: Bikes

Back Off The Saddle Again: A belated Boggs Report

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, let’s see if this thing still works. I mean, the last thing I reported was the Boggs 8hr cross-country mountain bike race.  And that wasn’t even a post, just an awesome photo from … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments


First time doing an 8-hour race. Full report to come…

Posted in Bikes | Leave a comment

Who Wants To Be My Next New Bike?

So, I’ve got a road bike. I’ve got a mountain bike. I’ve got a cyclocross bike. They all do their jobs well. But I’d love to have something that, at the very least, could accomplish at some of these goals: … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | 10 Comments

Grasshopper Old Caz: The Revenge

50 miles on a CX bike. What’s the worst that could happen? Last year, in search of a “favorite race of the year,” or even a “best day on the bike, ever,” I set off on the legendary Old Cazadero … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fear and Loathing in Bakersfield

You should also read Cyclocross Magazine’s coverage of the event. First of all, I co-wrote it. Plus, it’s shorter, and doesn’t waste time talking about feral cats, mexican food, lukewarm tubs, giant novelty checks, or California Vehicle Code Section 23229(a).

For any of that, you’ll have to read on… Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Grasshopper Season: Unfinished Business

Tomorrow: For further context, see this time, last year. Grasshopper 2011 poster at Gianni Cycling.

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Yamaguchi Framebuilding School

You know what they say about dogs resembling their owners? Well, have a look at these three students and the frames they made… Continue reading

Posted in Bikes, Cool Stuff | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Things I wish I knew when I started Riding

Look, I’m not exactly an old hand at this business, and there’s a lot of information out there available to new cyclists, but I’m gonna lay it down straight and give you the things that nobody told me. In no … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged | 5 Comments

It’s starting to feel a lot like January

Well it’s been cold, intermittently rainy, and I’ve got what I now recognize as the taste of copper in my mouth that accompanies the first ride of the year. Seriously, I remember talking about it last year as I took … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cyclocross: Note To Self

It turns out that race reports aren’t just for the entertainment of others – You can read your own writing later and be reminded of things that aren’t immediately obvious. I’ve been absolutely terrible in terms of writing this (cyclocross) … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment