Review #1 – 1979 Trek 510 Custom – Part 1

I have always been a fan of the USA made¬†steel Trek bikes built in Wisconsin up until the mid to late 1990's. When I was working at Penn Cycle in the late 80's I came to appreciate the much better build quality of Trek bikes, relative to comparably priced models from other brands, and loved … Continue reading Review #1 – 1979 Trek 510 Custom – Part 1

Hague-Hellevoetsluis-Middleburg

After 4 days of luxury and copious amounts of food and drink we set off on three straight days of riding about 60-80km each day. Our first destination was a small rural B&B just outside the city of Hellevoetsluis, which was easy to find thanks to the GPS tips I had gotten the day before … Continue reading Hague-Hellevoetsluis-Middleburg

Europe Trip – Arrival in Amsterdam – Bikes and Beer

Last¬†week Beth and I returned from our first bike touring trip together. We packed up our bikes, flew to Amsterdam and rode through the Netherlands to Bruges Belgium and then on the Ghent and Antwerp before hopping a train to spend the last few days of our trip in Paris. By all accounts (most importantly … Continue reading Europe Trip – Arrival in Amsterdam – Bikes and Beer

Mid winter blues and big bike trip plans

It has been an epically cold and snowy winter here in MN and despite getting my All City Macho Man shod with studded tires I have not logged nearly enough miles to prepare for our upcoming tour of Holland, Belgium and France. As it turns out this would have been the perfect winter to get … Continue reading Mid winter blues and big bike trip plans

Inspired in Denver

Today was an inspiring day for this rakish rider. I was in Denver this morning and after a little research decided to take a walk and check out Chocolate Spokes, which turned out to be a truly inspirational experience. The founder of Chocolate spokes is Gregory Crichlow, formerly an architect he became a bike shop … Continue reading Inspired in Denver