Safety Second

Safety Second

Safety Second. This title can lead to so many thoughts… but for now, it’s because I’m thinking about helmets.  Over the past few days I’ve been riding on the Monon Trail, the first of Indianapolis’ bike paths, ...

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Time for a change

Time for a change

While I am sad that I can no longer ride my trusty Mountain Bike, I have decided to look at this positively and take a look at what’s new.  Recently I tried the Giant XTC and was pleased with the feel.  Disc brakes – huh! ...

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Friday ride OFF 5/1

Friday ride OFF 5/1

The weather continues to be cruel to Indiana road cyclists.  No Friday morning ride this week. 

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Bicycle Repair Tip of the Day

Bicycle Repair Tip of the Day

Today’s maintenance tip:  Clean your bike Simply put, clean bikes work better.  They make less noise, are easier to work on, and just look great.   I prefer Finish Line Super Bike wash cleaner and polish in one.  ...

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Bike Repair tip of the Day

Bike Repair tip of the Day

Today’s bike maintenance tip:  Be careful where you store your bike Most people don’t give much thought to where they store their new bicycle.  Keeping it out of the rain is the number one priority but be careful not to ...

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Wind!!

Wind!!

It’s going to be a fast ride to work, but a sloooow ride home!  I’m hoping the front will hold off so I don’t have to ride home in driving rain and lightning.  I think I’ll tempt fate and not wear a ...

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Repairs away from home

Repairs away from home

It was a glorious sunny day last Sunday. My husband and I headed for the hills outside Columbus IN to check out the route for a ride we’re leading next weekend. Our ride started out great – but 6 miles out, our tandem started to ...

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Bike Touring in Indiana

Bike Touring in Indiana

My husband and I lead "Grand Touring" rides for the local bike club, Central Indiana Bicycling Association. This past weekend was the first for the year. We had been fielding emails and phone calls about it all week and with the ...

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Some days, the bear eats you.

Some days, the bear eats you.

About all I can say for the Brown County road race is that I didn’t quit.  I’m pretty sure I was dead last of all the people who actually finished the race.  I got caught by the winner of the women’s race, who started ...

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New road bike review and prelude to pain

New road bike review and prelude to pain

As you may know, I got a new Trek Madone 6.5 Pro this year:  Yes, it’s dirty.  I commute past a gravel pit every day. Yes, I have a funky position due to my abnormally short arms and legs (thanks, Mom and Dad!). Anyway, ...

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