Duct Tape is not Rim Tape

My trail bike got a flat. Nothing new for anyone that has a bike, except this is the first time I’ve had a flat for the rear tire of the trail bike. Long time readers with amazing memory will recall that I stole this bike from a friend who was neglecting it (for the price…

Road ID Comparison

Road ID Comparison: Slim vs Elite

After sadly realizing that I need yet another Road ID due to the fact that the emergency contact on my current one will probably just let me die if they were contacted for an emergency, I ordered a Road ID slim. The thing I liked most about the slim was that I didn’t feel obligated…

Hot, Sweaty Biking

That’s right. Hot… sweaty… biking. Visiting my dad in Massachusetts (North Shore) and decided to brave the extremely muggy temperatures. It was 95 degrees with 80% humidity, so according to the weather sites, it “felt like” 105 degrees. I tried hitting a trail but due to excessive amounts of rain, my bike (and soon to…

Ride2Recovery – Metric Century

This last weekend I biked the longest distance since having thyroid cancer. I did the Ride 2 Recovery metric century (62 miles) while on a low carb diet (this link goes to my low carb blog). Click here to see the map and specific ride details on my Garmin cycling stats site. I have the…

Mulholland Madness

The Mulholland climbing madness continues as I train for the Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride! I dragged my buddy Benzo along for the ride; he just ran the Los Angeles Marathon so needless to say, he is in amazing shape. And yes, I was passed by EVERYONE except someone that was probably around 2.5 times…

Dear Abby Quandry

I read Dear Abby almost every day. Went to the page to catch up and saw the below new articles: My first thought was ‘OH! Bike related article! Cool!’ and RIGHT before I clicked it I saw the next headline. Woman Refuses To Give Lover The Kind Of Pleasure He Wants How do you NOT…

Climbin’ the Canyons

Even with a crappy headcold, I went on a short ride out on Mulholland in Calabasas/Agoura Hills this last weekend (Lat/Long 34.1041, -118.7260). So out on Mulholland on a lovely Saturday afternoon, I have to share the road with not only motorists and motorcyclists vrooming their way through the canyons, but entrepreneurial photographers that take…