Motivated by the Weather Forecast to Ride

After being a couch potato yesterday I was a motivated biker today especially after reading the weather forecast starting tomorrow (Tuesday). Today’s weather was a big draw to be outside. When I got up this morning the temperature was 46 but by the time I left home biking it was 77. The 31 degree move […]

Carbon Fiber vs. Rust

After yesterday’s ride I went to the garage to investigate why I could shift the front derailleur. Putting the Stradalli in the work stand I tried the shift lever several times but nothing moved. I flipped the bike upside down to look under the bottom bracket. Where the cable entered the bottom bracket I could […]

Love Bugs and a 1959 Ford

I wasn’t the only person riding today. I saw 11 bikers on Old Atascocita Road and Ramsey Road. All but 2 of them were women. This is probably the women I saw on other Tuesday rides. I saw them because I rode the Stroker Road loop in reverse. Another thing I saw was “love bugs”. […]

What A Difference A Week Makes

Today’s ride was 40.65 miles compared to last Saturday’s 74.4 miles at the Hotter’N Hell 100. The temperature here was a lot lower too ranging from 83 at the start (11:01) and 88 at the finish (2:16). Hello Fall? I averaged 16.2 mph on the Stroker Road – Huffman route. Even with the late start […]