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. […]

The Build Party

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Bike Build, News | One Comment

Like any good party, music helps set the tone.  So before organizing the components or even hanging the frame in the stand, I spent a few minutes thumbing through the LP collection looking for a record that will start the build off on the right foot. Sometimes the build calls for a certain a genre, […]

From Watertown with Love

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Bike Build, Memories, News | No Comments

To this day I don’t know why they took me under their wings, but I was grateful for the opportunity.  The shop owner, and the two mechanics showed me the ropes, one component at a time, each imparting their wisdom on a sixth grader who loved bikes but had no prior skills.  I doubt they […]

His and Hers

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Bike Build, News | One Comment

Two bikes, “his and hers” so to speak, are underway at True Cyclery, and the anticipation is building as parts begin to arrive.  I’m looking forward to building them up in time for the holidays, but much of the fun of this project was the brainstorming prior to the build.  Unlike our usual road or […]


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 […]

The Fuss.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

“What is all the fuss about?”  Seems to be a question that gets asked more frequently than ever in the cycling industry.  When the question is presented to us, it is usually preceded by one of the following: Disc brakes on road bikes.  What is all of the fuss about? Gravel grinding.  What is all […]

Night Moves

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Local Favorites, Memories, News | No Comments

Workin’ on mysteries without any clues Workin’ on our night moves -B. Seger After a full night of charging, the eight-pound, water bottle shaped battery was primed to release a blinding three hundred lumens of light for nearly two hours.  At the time, there was nothing brighter or lighter to cut through the darkness of the woods.  […]

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 […]

Better than Expected

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Group Ride Recap, News | No Comments

I thought I knew what peak season looked like. I thought I knew how pretty the White Mountains were. But then I rode up and over the Kancamagus Highway last weekend, and learned my lesson.  The colors and the views, right there in front of me, were too grand to accept as real life. This […]