Test ride complete, planning for the epic tour begins…

Today Beth and I rode 40 miles, which is her longest ride ever. She handled it with no problems and is almost as excited as I am about the epic European cycling trip we are planning. We'll see how she feels tomorrow morning...there is talk of signing up for Spin classes. If all goes to …

SUV, meet SUB – Xtracycle build complete

This labor day weekend I am celebrating the completion of a labor of love...specifically the conversion of my Trek 950 mountian bike, which I have owned since it was new in 1995, into a Xtracycle. It took me about a day to get the whole thing put together and another few hours on either side …

The fine line, fine wine, and the beauty of a Columbus bike

So, it's been said that "there is a fine line between hobby and mental illness" and Beth today extended that to say that there is a fine line between collecting and hoarding. Which is why those of us who collect, often find ourselves in a position of having to explain our hobby or justify to …

Stepping Up

So last night my partner Beth caught me perusing Craigslist based on my current obsession with Chevy Trucks. I was going back and forth between looking at newer 2500HD's that would be suited to towing my race trailer, and older 60's and 70's C10's and C20's which I just think are super cool. Her comment …

Sport Utility Bike Build Begins

  So after sitting on the sidelines for the last few years as my enthusiasm for road biking has been growing I have pulled out my beloved 95 Trek 950, my first real performance mountain bike, to convert it into an Xtracycle. I just don't do much trail riding any more, and what I do …

Inspired…

As I was researching my latest acquisition I came across a blog post that described this particular vehicle ( A 70's Raleigh Tourist DL-1 bicycle) as "rakish" ¬†and I was struck by the fact that this unique term could be used describe virtually every vehicle that appeals to me. So what is a Rakish Ride? …

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