2014 Powderhorn 24 Recap

So I’ve been meaning to do the Powderhorn 24 since it’s inception, and with all the bike commuting I’ve been doing this year, it seemed like a good idea to pull together a team to complete it. The Team Me — your favorite blogger. Ryan — a guy I’ve known through the bike community for … Read more

5 Reasons NOT to Bike to Work

1. Because you totally played football in high school and you’re still, like, totally in-shape and stuff. Never mind that beer gut, never mind that you get winded walking up a couple flights of stairs — you could totally go out and play with the high school kids now. Even if you’re too out-of-shape to … Read more

Hello, Bike

My training schedule got interrupted by my grandmother’s funeral and the drama surrounding it, and I’ve been waffling a lot about what to do. So I’m getting back to it tonight after work — starting with an endurance ride and weights, followed by a good soak in the jacuzzi. After the gym, I need to … Read more

Today’s To-Do List:

Workshop: 1. Clean up commuter frame and in preparation for powdercoating. 2. Join head tube and down tube for commuter frame. 3. Prep new head tube for Justin’s 26er. 4. Clean-up of lugs on Paul’s road frame. 5. Mark and prep front triangle for internal cable routing on Paul’s road frame. 6. Preparation of rear … Read more

Minneapolis Custom Bicycle Frame Builders

No love for Minnesota frame builders. Maybe it’s because we’re too cold. Maybe our pro sports teams aren’t particularly good. Maybe it’s our Scandinavian stoicism. Whatever the case, we get no love when it comes to judging the bike-friendliness of various cities throughout the country. Though I’m hearing rumors that Bicycling is calling us the … Read more

Progress Made

She’s coming right along. And I’ve actually been thinking that I may run a 29’er set up as a “super ‘cross” for the aforementioned Almanzo 100. So far we have the headtube, downtube, BB, and seat tube joined up. Everything is within .1mm of where it should be. (Yes, 1/10th of one millimeter.) It’s coming … Read more

Review: NiteRider MiNewt Mini-USB Light

The NiteRider MiNewt Mini-USB Light is an ingenious little product despite it’s slightly clunky name. NiteRider, who has always produced high-quality lighting systems for bikes, has created a device that is great for the office commuter. The highlights of the system are it’s easy mounting and removal from your bike — the battery mounts to … Read more

Greg LeMond’s Dumbshit Idea

As the years have worn on, Greg LeMond has taken a turn in my eyes and appears to have become a bitter, curmudgeonly old man. As soon as Lance Armstrong won his first Tour, Greg has begun muttering about doping and cheating as if it’s this new, horrible thing that has ruined cycling. As Lance won more Tours, more events, and eclipsed LeMond’s success, Greg’s complaining, drama-creating, attention-seeking garbage became more loud and more pathetic. When Floyd Landis won* a Tour, Greg was vaulted into the limelight more directly. I always found it strange that Greg never gunned for Tyler Hamilton — but oh, that’s right, Tyler Hamilton never “tainted” Greg’s legacy by winning a Tour de France.

So, eventually, everything went away. Landis was found guilty of doping and was summarily suspended. Lance was in retirement. And we didn’t hear much from Greg.

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