Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We Need to Point Something Out

We have a new website that is alive.

What do I mean by alive? Well, we are no longer posting our blogs here. We are posting them to our website, which is powered by WordPress. The RSS feed for all blog activity is here. However, you should definitely check out our new website.

We added a calendar and loads of pictures. Every ride we go on will be announced on Twitter (sorry if you hate Twitter, but it works so well for this purpose). All the newest posts will be on the front page of the new site. It is an exciting step for us. Plus, you can comment on pretty much everything that you would want to, including products.

Our latest ride (from yesterday) is on the new website. We even included a Google Earth file for you to see all the subtleties of the ride Phillip and I (scott t.) took.

All this, we hope, adds up to more fun for all cyclists. Thank you for reading and keep the suggestions coming!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Feel Like an Adult Again

Phillip and I (Scott T.) just rode from the shop to Big Phil's house. Big Phil lives out at Monaco and Alemeda. It is definitely not a long haul. It was nice and pitch black, except for when a car would be lurking behind us. I mentioned that I loved when I felt like a kid on my bike, so we began a little list to define when riding feels like you are a kid (again) or when it is too serious. We came up with some ground rules for when it feels like you are a kid, and as a general rule, it seems like an adult ride when the opposite is true:

To feel like a kid:
1. You don't have to be in a car in order to ride. Examples - Races, far away mountain rides, driving to Washington Park for laps.
2. You don't know exactly where you are going. This does not have to include getting lost.
3. You aren't in a hurry.
4. You aren't in serious ride clothes (though sometimes that just happens).
5. When you don't discuss anything about the bikes you are on.

This is not to say we don't love adult style rides, but sometimes it is nice to just pedal along like school is out.
Any rules you need to add should be thrown into the comments.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Palmer Park Spring Ride

Palmer Park Spring Ride by Scott T.

Brian and I went to Palmer Park yesterday. We met one of our friends, Scott N., who promised us a tough, but not TOO tough tour of Palmer Park.

Brian: Maverick Durance - 9 speeds
Scott: Titus Racer-X Carbon - 27speeds
Scott N.: The 'Don' McLean - Rigid 29 SS

We ended up each wrecking several times. After clearing something that I didn't think I would make, I found small rocks to stop me in my tracks. Brian and Scott both had little pedal issues that caused little problems. We had NO FACE PLANTS, which is always a plus.

At the completion, we went to The Curry Leaf in CO Springs. Highly highly highly recommended. Great after ride meal. They need to have cots for nap time after.

47 Photos right here!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Perfect helmet?

Yeah. It has a movie camera.
And yeah, that is a light.
And if you aren't able to speak, the sticker is a good start to find help for you.
We think we may have nailed it.