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 […]

The Modern Road Bike Continued

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | One Comment

This is part two of my ramblings on what defines the “modern road bike.”  These are merely my opinions, and I am interested to hear yours as well.  I am working on the definition of a modern road bike because I am working on our next demo bike, which I hope will embody the idea of the modern road bike. Another […]

The Modern Road Bike

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

We met up with some friends who ride with the Pequot Cyclists of eastern Connecticut on the front lawn of Fox Farm Brewery midway through a True to Brew.  We were firmly in their neck of the woods, which is to say on roads without traffic that require frequent out of the saddle efforts before being […]

Weekday Morning Rides

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

For every reason you have as well, I haven’t had much time to get out on a road ride and just go.  This morning, however, I found myself with a little time to get out there before work to stretch my legs and once again attempt to get into riding shape.  I consider riding shape […]

Spring Rides and the Season Starter Tune Up Promotion

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Bike Repair, News, Reasons to Ride, Tune Up | No Comments

Spring is a rewarding time to ride.  I love the lively birds who chirp and squawk like they haven’t seen another bird in months or have strong opinions on how best to build a nest.  The same goes for the group riders, many of whom haven’t been on a ride since fall, so chatty we […]

NAHBS – 2018

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

I overheard someone refer to the annual North American Handmade Bike Show as the “World Series of Bike Shows,” and I thought that sounded pretty appropriate.  My first trip to NAHBS was in 2010 when I worked the Seven Cycles booth in Richmond, Virginia.  That show opened my eyes to a whole new world of […]

Cyclocross Frame Design: An Evening with Seven Cycles

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in News, Seven Cycles | No Comments

Listen to Seven Cycles’s frame designers discuss the ins and outs, challenges, and nuances of designing custom cross bikes, and buy yourself a pint of Hog River Brewing Co. to make an already great night even better!  There will be insight, discussion, and time for Q&A with the world’s largest custom frame builder. Event details […]

True to Brew: Black Hog and OEC

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in News | No Comments

If you’ll recall, the last True to Brew group ride, “The Coast,” was on the hottest day of the year, of the poorest air quality, of maximum humidity, and ended at an air condition-less brewery, or as we’d call it, a complete success. Just look how sweaty we were: The next installment, to be held […]

Detour de Connecticut: A Day in the Saddle

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Gravel Grind, Group Ride Recap, News | 5 Comments

The Detour de Connecticut was a bit of a mystery as far as I could tell.  From all I had heard, the ride itself was similar in design to the famed D2R2, in that it was mostly off road, close to 120 miles in length, offered rolling hills, views, farmland, and required bikes with a […]

Newsletter Sign Ups

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in News | One Comment

Newsletters tend to sit in my inbox, unread, until I do a mass clearing of spam every week.  The few I do click have earned my readership by consistently providing me with worthwhile stories, imagery, and events.  With the creation of the True Cyclery Newsletter, our aim is not to bombard your inbox with weekly […]