Royal H Custom All Roads

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Bike Build, Demo Bike, Gravel Grind, News | No Comments

I have more than twelve years of experience working with Seven Cycles, who just summarized why they are, in my opinion, the best custom builder in the world namely, because they listen, then proceed as a team, working side by side with the rider and the bike shop to ensure the very best bike gets fabricated.  […]

Monday Night Ramble

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in News | No Comments

I had heard stories, or rather legends, from rides past.  Torrential downpours.  Flat tires.  Riders flying over their bars.  Flat tires.  The lone rider of the apocalypse who showed up on a Zagster rental bikes and promptly scorched the course.  Flat tires.  Single track through moonlit fields of thigh high hay with nothing more than […]

Puglia, Italy in Pictures, Day 5

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in News | No Comments

On our fifth and final day of riding, we started with an epic descent on our way to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We walked down until we were near the cave dwellings, which were now touristy restaurants, and indulged.    

Puglia, Italy in Pictures, Day 4

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in News | No Comments

Day four brought us to our first real climb of the trip into the Pollino mountains.  We’d cover 4,500′ of climbing in a little less than 25 miles.  Plus it was hot, and we got a late start, adding to the heat.  The scenery however, was enough to ease the pain, and the water was […]

Puglia, Italy in Pictures, Day 3

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in News | No Comments

We worked our way through the maze of Trullis to the viewpoint atop the city. But they’d serve espresso to anyone. Day four photos will be posted soon, thanks for looking.  

Puglia, Italy in Pictures, Day 2

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in News | One Comment

Day 2 started off as we had dreamt about, namely in the big hard sun.  We left our campsite and headed out to see some history, to eat the fruit of the land, and to find an espresso in a village center. More to come on day three.    

Puglia, Italy in Pictures, Day 1

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in News | One Comment

Two weeks ago we rode through Puglia, a most beautiful region of southern Italy.  The “heel of the boot” as I have been saying, provided history, views, and all of the fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, and wine you could hope for.   Here are some photos from day 1:   Rough plotting of our […]

Moving Right Along

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in News | One Comment

The right print, to hang on the wall above the tool chest, is proving to be elusive. The rest of the shop is coming along nicely however, especially with the recent arrival of an adjustable, stationary fit bike positioned right in front of the window. Our collection of demo bikes rotate a bit, but in […]

Three’s Company

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in News | One Comment

When the O’Brien’s opened up their bike shop at 138 Bradley Street, sometime in the early 1900’s, I can only imagine that they thought the location was special. East Rock’s summit was just as much in view then, if not more so. The street may not have been one way like it is today, but […]

Cyclists to Know: John Pescatore

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Cyclists to Know, News | No Comments

The first time I met John Pescatore we were congregating for a group ride on the front stoop of the Coffee Pedaler.  I could tell from the sling on his arm that he wouldn’t be joining us that morning, but equally obvious, was how badly he wanted to suit up.  “Just a few more weeks,” […]