Desperate to Ride My Bike So I Changed Bar Plugs

I must be desperate to do something with my bike. The cold weather has kept me inside and off the roads. A while back I noticed the left plastic handlebar plug had lost the chrome finish as they are prone to do. These are the ones that come with many tape kits. I thought why […]

Unboxing the Stradalli “RED-PRO RP14″ Carbon Bike

On Tuesday March 11, 2014, I received my highly anticipated new bike from Stradalli Bicycle. After some negotiations I ordered the bike last Wednesday (March 5th). I like the component selections, the size was correct, carbon fiber wheelset and the bold graphics. Much different from my previous bike purchases this bike comes as a kit. […]

Road Bike Back from the Bike Shop

I picked up my Motobecane Le Champion CF road bike from Better Bikes in Atascocita about an hour ago. The mystery tapping sound turned out to be a loose chainwheel side bottom bracket bearing. The mechanic tightened the bottom bracket, greased the bearings and the tapping sound went away. In addition the headset was tightened […]

Golden Cheetah, Open Source Your Data Tracking

On the past Friday I was listening the Cycling 360 podcast. The December 16th episode discussed tracking software. One of the software programs was Golden Cheetah. I have tried several programs and my default program is SportTracks. Golden Cheetah is an open source option that offers a lot of data analysis. I do not have […]