Finding a Pot of Gold in the small world of the Bike Biz.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in Cyclists to Know, Memories, News, Seven Cycles, Suppliers | No Comments

The total number of employees at Seven Cycles fluctuated around twenty five, but only about eight occupied the small office on the customer facing side of the business, where I sat for ten years.  Colleagues would trickle in and out, but each had a huge impact on the culture.  The open floor plan of the […]

Quintessential

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in Cyclists to Know, Gravel Grind, Ride Report | No Comments

The Riga ride is an instant classic, and proves that the northwest corner of Connecticut needs to be explored more thoroughly.

A Tale of Two All City Super Professionals

When All-City Cycles released the Super Professional a few months ago, the shop was aflutter with chatter.  “What dis?” we said.   The ad copy was luscious, it read: ELEGANT SUPER COMMUTER Informed by our famed cross geometry to be fast, responsive, agile, and capable on mixed terrain, the Super Professional is a full-on everyday destroyer loaded […]

Tire Changing Season

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

Over the past month and a half, we have bike packed out to Lake Waramaug via my favorite roads, hard packed dirt you can set sail on, but soft enough for a quiet, cushy ride.  Along the way we found loose sand on the Bridal Trail, and the technical single track of West Rock.  Not […]

Another Year, Another Kanc

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in News | No Comments

The final four miles on the last ascent of the Kancamagus scenic byway, provides beautiful views.  Lily Pond’s mirrored surface sits just off the side of the road, two and a half miles from the top of the pass, and is important to me because it represents one of my many check points along the […]

Modern Road Bike – The Modern Road Cyclist

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in News, The Modern Road Bike | No Comments

Who is the modern cyclist?  Perhaps you are a friend who rides with us on a typical Sunday morning.  For our group, the route varies week to week, and thanks to Augie’s uncanny ability to judge the vibe, is often determined while we group up.  Rides range from 30 to 75 miles, and meander from the coast to […]

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 | No Comments

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 […]