Today's Touring Practice Ride

Bike to breakfast... bike to Second Cup at 16th Ave and re-re-re... I'm getting tires or re-editing the first chapter on my book but it has to be done. Just when I think it is done, nope! Have to edit some more. Sometimes I wonder if I'm getting...

Those Pesky Shifting Problems

Ever encounter those pesky shifting problems when going from low to high gear on the derailleur? Here's an answer to solving that pesky shifting problem. Some bicycle manufacturers like Trek no longer use a continuous cable with a shealth to...

What is normal anyway?

People usually make strange comments about cyclists such as myself who cycle a bicycle through winter with statements like, “Oh, you're one of those crazies!”   If I were to ask if they've ever tried it, the response would most likely be, “Are...

Bontrager AT550 wheels are garbage

Enough is enough! After breaking my 3rd spoke on the Bontrager AT550 wheels, the third spoke to break on the gear cluster side of the wheel, the third spoke to break on the hub end, it was time to throw in the towel. I've never broken a spoke on...

Thoughts.com keeps crashing

Contacting support is not supported anymore. Just try submitting anything to the contact link and you'll get an error. The first time I login, and every first time I login after several days the servers can't find a page. I always have to go back...

Caffeine, the Fiend?

Occasionally, I will watch an episode of the Tour de France and see a Pro-Cyclist suck back a can of acidic pop. What the....!   Are you kidding me? A Pro-Cyclist who understands that exercise acidifies the body and draws Calcium out of the...

Truing Wheels-It can take a lot of your time

My big accomplishment for this week was truing the front wheel on my Trek Navigator. Generally, I'll true a wheel so much then come back to it weeks or months later to fine tune the truing even more. The reason why is that sometimes I spend a lot...

Finished Deerfoot Meadows Ride

After Starbucks I went all the way down to Southland Park and turned east over the river before heading further south. This is one of the most beautiful areas in my opinion, to cycle through in Calgary... right up to the point where you hit a vertical...

Do cyclist's have the right of way?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeDItOSG9U0&feature=plcp The You Tube video shows what appears to be a cyclist turning off a pathway onto a road way and proceeding through the green light before turning back onto a pathway. Blocking the...

What the hell went wrong?

Today was a day in which cycling wasnt' fun anymore. On the way home a dump truck was stopped completely across the cross walk on a red light. He had driven into the intersection on red light! Not to be out done, a white van beside the truck kept...