All this over a new bike??

So the time has come…an opportunity for a new road bike.  I’m fairly limited to what kind to get, how much to spend and my deadline for decisions.  Luckily, a few of the bikes I really like fall under all the restrictions.  Unfortunately, I spent a good part of my afternoon in the shop oogling…

Shut Up Legs! (Pisgah Death March)

  You know you just did something rad when your own brother admits “I didn’t really think you would finish.”  To be honest, I was pretty certain I wouldn’t either.  I signed up for this race to see what my body was capable of, figuring I’d die or at the very least, get pulled due…

Guts to Glory: How To Train Like an Archer

Surly says: “Yeah bitches, you want some of this?!”   Sometimes we get a gut feeling during a race…no, not the GI cramps from your last packet of GU.  More like a hunch that our time is gonna suck.  We no longer care about how fast we are or who’s passing us…we just want it…

Boys, Beer and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance

 Duckman’s Bicycle University“How to change Road Surly to Cross Surly”   Liberation.  That’s what I’m striving for at this very moment.  I want to be liberated from the boys.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my guy friends and have a blast riding with them…I just don’t want to depend on them for ANYTHING. …