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 [...]

Hot and Dry Except for the Sweat

I got started earlier today thanks to no flat tire. Wheels rolled out the driveway at 9:13 on the way to Stroker Road south of Huffman for a ride through the grass farms. Along the way I met 20 or so bikers coming back from their ride probably through the same area. I didn’t quite [...]