True to Brew IV: OEC & Black Hog

The first ride that embodied my vision of what I wanted the True to Brew Series to be, was the OEC & Black Hog route.  I had help planning of course, one night I sat down with Kristin and Taylor to scheme.  Taylor is a human database of off-road networks, and down for any bike […]

From Watertown with Love

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Bike Build, Memories, News | No Comments

To this day I don’t know why they took me under their wings, but I was grateful for the opportunity.  The shop owner, and the two mechanics showed me the ropes, one component at a time, each imparting their wisdom on a sixth grader who loved bikes but had no prior skills.  I doubt they […]

Night Moves

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Local Favorites, Memories, News | No Comments

Workin’ on mysteries without any clues Workin’ on our night moves -B. Seger After a full night of charging, the eight-pound, water bottle shaped battery was primed to release a blinding three hundred lumens of light for nearly two hours.  At the time, there was nothing brighter or lighter to cut through the darkness of the woods.  […]

The Ride of a Lifetime

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Memories, News | No Comments

The last time I bought a road bike, my preferred riding discipline, was in the summer of 2005.  I was a year out of grad school and still feeling pretty green as a customer service representative at Seven Cycles.  Though I was always a cyclist, grad school put a damper on my riding, as I […]