Archive for April 2013

1999 Serotta Rapid Tour

I wanted to capture some of the information on the Internet written about my bike, a custom 1999 Serotta Rapid Tour (SRT).  I have about 10,000 miles on this bike.  This year alone I have 2,500 miles on it.  I have 1,000 miles so fare in April on this bike.  I have can only remember…

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Selecting your first road bike

I get lots of questions about buying a bike.  Recently I was discussing bicycling and selecting the right bicycle and I thought I would write about my experiences with purchasing bicycles.  with the help of the internet I will reference some web pages that are a good read that will help you wade through the maze of bicycling information that a salesperson may throw at you.  It is always helpful to…

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Prision to Peanut Ride

I had a great time riding through the country with fellow cyclist.  The event is the second of this new annual event.  About 150 cyclist showed up to do the ride.  Initially I was going to do a moderate pace and relax and enjoy the view, but cycle thunder had other ideas.  As soon as we left…

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Good misty morning bike commute

Graham Angus Pasture on Eight Mile Road  Sometimes you have to slow down and just drink in the world around you.  This morning I was doing my usual cruise down Eight Mile road (only about 5 miles long) and I caught myself slowing down to admire the scene in the images unfolding before me.  I…

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My First Bike

Red Schwinn Typhoon I was writing in a Google+ Bike Commuting Community about my first bike (that I can remember) and my memory wandered into my childhood in South Central Los Angeles where I grew up.  I had this red Schwinn Typhoon bike when I was 7 about 1959.  I remember the day that  I took the…

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Pecan City Pedalers C Group Ride for 4/18/2013

 I love riding down country roads in the evening when there is photographers “golden light.  I also love riding with other folks that love riding. I am glad that there is a C riding group because cycling in a group does not always have to be about how fast you can go.  There is a time and…

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Flat tire on my morning commute

I had a wonderful ride today. I was glad that I did not go through with my plans to strip down my bike and carry less equipment. I needed it all today as I had a flat tire (only on the bottom). I had the familiar sluggish back tire almost as I was approaching a convenience store. I stopped and pumped the…

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Nice Evening Ride

I did some riding around the neighborhood yesterday.  I felt good after my 132 mile ride on Tuesday.  The weather was perfect, not hot, but cool with a slight breeze.  The route has very low traffic and lots of trees sprinkled in with home estates and the Ecila Plantation. I am debating about taking the bike…

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