As it snowed yesterday, I realized it was time to step out to the LBS and pick up a new pair of tires for the winter haul. I picked up a set of Kenda Small Block 8s and got themRead more → First Ride on the Snow Tires!
With the recent plummet in gas prices, one might think that commuters saddled with the burden of paying for it would be in, collectively, a rosier mood. Not so, says an encounter I had this morning at Fourth & William.Read more → Gas Prices Down, Yet Drivers Still Cranky — Must Be Something Else
Now that it’s October, it’s time to start thinking about that greatest of all holidays, Halloween. And thoughts of Halloween inevitably lead to thoughts of costumes, that most important aspect of that greatest of holidays. After several years of carefulRead more → Halloween Costume Considerations
Yesterday was my first commute on the new Sutra-framed build I recently had done at Wheels in Motion. Totally awesome. It was a bit of a drawn-out experience at first, but once I started working with Marc, things came togetherRead more → New Bike!
Two trips to Michigan Stadium this weekend — Saturday for the most insane comeback I’ve ever seen the Wolverines pull off, then again Sunday for the finish of the Big House Big Heart charity 5k. Was hoping to PR there,Read more → Big House Weekend
The last few weeks, I’ve been commuting on Emilie’s somewhat undersized mountain bike. First, I should point out that it’s WAY faster than it looks. Which isn’t saying a lot, but the effect is still a bit alarming. It’s also,Read more → Phantom Aerobars
During Dave’s gambit to trick Emilie and I into signing up for the American Zofingen, he cited an unlikely collusion of nature’s fury as reason to avoid New Orleans 70.3: Now I will have nightmares about tidal waves infested withRead more → Don’t Go In The Water
Several members of the Tri Club expressed an interest in traveling to New Orleans for the first-ever New Orleans 70.3 in early April. Emilie and I were immediately excited about the idea, as it would work rather well with ourRead more → The Politics of Group Race Signup
Last night was the first-ever T-Rex Triathlon, put on by Running Fit. All in all, it was a great race, with a great turnout. The Distances Swim 800yds; Bike 12mi; Run 3.1mi I left work too late to get thereRead more → Inaugural T-Rex Triathlon