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 […]

John Martin’s Evergreen SL – Review

John Martin, friend, cyclist, founder of the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op recently took delivery of his Seven Cycles Evergreen SL, and was kind enough to write a review complete with photos: I am 30 years old with the bank account of an 18 year old. I work on bikes for a living, and have had […]

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 […]