Some ups, some downs, and some what have you’s… Trail Report

Some ups, some downs, and some what have you’s… Trail Report

Last weekend, after getting my new Giant Reign put back together, I took the short 30min drive north of Indianapolis to Rangeline Nature Preserve in Anderson, In.  to check out the trails. Rangleline is one of my favorite places to ...

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The Old Guy Won!

The Old Guy Won!

Even with a great bicycle fitting…. Even with the best bicycle parts…. Even with the coolest bicycle clothing…. We are limited buy our genetic ability and age. Now that I am knocking on the door to 40, I can see were youth ...

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Shifting Gears program – “Every Kid Deserves a Bike”

Shifting Gears program – “Every Kid Deserves a Bike”

One of the programs I work on as Advocacy Director at BGI is Shifting Gears.  Through Shifting Gears, BGI collects used bikes and bicycle parts in our Indianapolis and Greenwood stores on behalf of Volunteers of America of IN. Donated ...

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Morning Commute

Morning Commute

I finally feel like real bicycle commuter in Indianapolis for the first time this year. First I rode my bike to meet the crew who came in from Carmel on the Monon Trail.  After a brief stop to say hi to the bike commuting group, I got ...

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Friday morning ride 4/24/09

Friday morning ride 4/24/09

On Friday morning:  grab your road bike, meet here at BGI North, and be ready to roll at 7:00 AM (note the earlier start time).  We’ll be back right about 9.  Planned pace will be 17-18ish, but no one will be ...

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Cereland race report, part 2.

Cereland race report, part 2.

Off we go on the one mile-ish loop, and the pace was hot from the beginning.  According to my friend Adam, we did 25.1 mph for the 70 minute race, which is pretty brisk for a weekend warrior like me.    Then I ...

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Great Spring Jacket

Great Spring Jacket

Bicycle clothing for Indianapolis’ quirky spring weather is a tricky proposition. I love this jacket because its sleeves zip off and it becomes a vest. It’s "warm enough" when I start off in cool morning air, and "cool ...

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Bicycle repair tip of the day

Bicycle repair tip of the day

Today’s bike repair tip: Look for repair deals in the off season This time of year, most Indianapolis bike mechanics are very busy with repairs – sometimes backed up for as long as 2 weeks!  It’s a good idea to bring your ...

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Trance takes me to the top!

Trance takes me to the top!

I love my bike!  Last fall I upgraded from my Giant NRS to a Trance Advanced.  Then I broke my leg.  As of this writing, it has barely 300 miles on it, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. Last weekend I went to ...

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A New Rider Created

A New Rider Created

Recently I had a unique request. A 27-year-old woman contacted me to learn how to ride a bike.  When she was 9, her parents had tried to teach her to ride a bike, but she rode into a wall, was traumatized by the experience ...

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