True to Brew to Brew to True: Updated and Ready to Rollout

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Gravel Grind, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Saturday’s True to Brew to Brew to True ride is now officially plotted and pre-ridden, and will be an absolute blast…for the rider looking for a little adventure.  Why adventure?  Because in addition to riding beautifully paved roads, we’ll be riding on some unimproved roads, some dirt trails, some gravel paths, and a sprinkling of […]

Cyclists to Know: @bobbinnsprocket

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Cyclists to Know, News, Reasons to Ride | One Comment

The discovery feature of Instagram has introduced me to inspiring people, brands, and endless cycling culture.  A few months ago I clicked on an image of a small bike on a pleasing dirt path because I wanted to be there on my bike.  The trail turned out to be in Connecticut, as did the poster, […]

Bike Repair in Wallingford, Delivered to your Door

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Jeff’s usual ride is a ten mile loop around town, one he has completed so many times that you might expect to see a 28mm wide depression in the shoulder of the road.  He bought a flat bar Jamis Coda Comp seven years ago, and hasn’t changed a thing on it.  His position is upright […]

Rapha’s Festive 500

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Rapha’s Festive 500 starts up, as it has since 2010, on Christmas Eve day.  The challenge, to ride 500 km between (betwixt?) December 24th and New Years Eve, is as much a challenge of time management as it is braving the elements.  That translates to 311 miles, an average of about 39 miles a day. […]

#evergreening

Inspiration for your next ride is as simple as punching #evergreening into an Instagram search.  If you are like me, you’ll find yourself awestruck at the imagery people have recorded while they are off on their boundaryless bicycle pursuits. “Boundaryless,” I saw that description on the Seven Cycles website and it stuck with me.  Last […]

Ride for Ben

Whereas most charity rides take place on Saturdays or Sundays, the second annual Ride for Ben took place last Friday and departed promptly at 2:00 in the afternoon.  The benefit?  Thirty smiling riders all anxious to take advantage of the bright sunshine and sixty degree temps.  What a day, what a fun event. The ride […]

A View to a Thrill

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | 5 Comments

The first cyclocross bike I ever saw lacked so much grace, that I think I wrote off the sport right then and there.  This particular bike had linear pull brakes, travel adapters, an boxy fork, and a filthy pair of knobbies.  At the time, cross was new to me, and made little sense.  Who wants […]

Seasonal RLS

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

I may have developed an acute seasonal case of RLS.  Why?  So.  Many.  Reasons. #1  Autumn arrived in the middle of the night.  I woke, for the first time under the blanket, to a noticeable chill and the prominent sound of dry leaves rustling in the wind.  The air was crisp, which wasn’t the case […]