Archive for January 2015

Long distance Cycling Is Just Puzzle

I read this article posted in my Google+ Long distance Cycling Community.   Touching the Void: Glimpsing the Mind of a Serial Cyclist I totally agree with the concept that long distance cycling is a puzzle solving event.  I did the same puzzle solving when I was training for my first 100k trail run. This…

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Winter Training Series #8 1/24/15

Today’s ride was a learning experience as usual. Velominati Rule Rule #5// Harden The Fuck Up. With 15 to 25 mile an hour winds from the NW it was a tough ride for me keeping up with the race team. The route stated out going north and then turned directly into the wind.  Today I…

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Seven Cycles 622 SLX at 838 miles

This is my bike.  I took my first ride on it 12/2/2014. To date I have 838.83 miles on the bike.  I did not ride a road bike from March 2014 until December 2014 due to a kiss with a car. The more miles I put on this bike the more I like it.  This is…

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Thursday Night Ride Home

Pretoria, Georgia I usually stop here at the intersection of 8 Mile Road and Leary Road to do equipment changes.  Tonight I was riding hard and started to sweat even though it was not really warm.  When I sweat and it starts to get cold I always want to put on a jacket so that…

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Battery Free At Last – Version 1.0Part 2

Version 1.0 Version 2.0 I was not pleased with the height of the head light.  I still have several brackets on my shopping list, but I still want to try positions with the parts I have.  I changed the angle of the bracket to lower the head light.   I like this position because it…

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Mr. Mellow Yellow does 71 miles with PCP Race Team

Today I participated with the PCP Racing Winter Training Series #7. Typically The PCP race team rides “slower” during the winter.  This winter I have been enjoying the rides with the team. This ride was the fist time that I rode the long route and finished with someone that started the ride. I did get dropped right before Sasser when…

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Wow, I See The Light

Today was my first ride to work on my bicycle using my new Busch & Müller Luxos U IQ2 lighting system described in a previous blog posting. It is rare that I am overwhelmed by a product that I purchase.  To say that my expectations were exceeded by this head light would be an understatement.…

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Battery Free At Last

This is version 1.0 for my dynamo light install.  I used the existing bracket from my Niterider Pro 1800 head light.  I used almost 30 zip ties for this install.  I am thinking that once I have the light positions finalized I will order some wire with more rubber protection and have the ends made professionally. Headlight…

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It is a dry cold in SW Georgia

Layered up for the morning commute On cold mornings I am always inspired to ride my bike “after” I am on it and about 5 miles away from home.  For me the hardest part of a bike commute on a cold morning is getting out of the door.  By now I have many thousands of…

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