Separation Anxiety…. My First Bicycle Tuneup

Separation Anxiety…. My First Bicycle Tuneup

I had to take my bike to the shop last night. The shop recommended somewhere after 100 miles I get it in just to give it a once over to make sure everything had broken in nicely. I am well over 200 miles but I didn’t want to go without her! The shop said it...
How Long Does it Take to Get Used to That Seat?

How Long Does it Take to Get Used to That Seat?

Alright road bike peeps. You’ve seen my old bike, it had a sweet, giant, plushy, old man seat on it. That seat was great for comfort but terrible for distance. The padding was awesome, my ass never hurt. But over distance it had a tonne of other problems. So I...
Shop Recommendation: Spoke Life Cycles

Shop Recommendation: Spoke Life Cycles

Up until now, this whole website has been a sounding board for me to write out my thoughts while shopping for my bike. An important part of buying and owning a bike is to find yourself a local shop, in my opinion. You need good advice up front and down the road,...
I Picked up a Specialized Echelon Helmet

I Picked up a Specialized Echelon Helmet

Well, I have to admit something here. I have put thousands of miles on my old bicycle, but not once have I ever worn a helmet. I know damn well that my helmet saved my life in my motorcycle accident, but I still didn’t have one. While I was out bike shopping...
Trying to Find a Bike Shop

Trying to Find a Bike Shop

I’m trying to find a bike shop I want to buy from. That’s a bit of a decision in itself! I’ve gotten quite a few recommendations from various folks. A lot are from people I work with, which is cool – but, I live in Toledo and their suggestions...
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