March 13th marked the official start of my mountain bike season. That is to say, I rode my bike on actual single-track… hallelujah! Can I get an amen?!? A small group of us trekked from the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area (all LAMBA members) to
After reading a post on drunkcyclist.com titled, Ten Reasons Why I should Ride My Bike To Work, I became inspired to create my own list. Of course I won’t have the luxury [...]
I think it’s safe to say that many of us suffer from seasonal weight gain in the winter. I typically blame the culture in the Midwest — stay inside when it’s cold and basically hibernate — that sort of thing. Lump on top of that all the football watching I do, which of course includes [...]
It may be the middle of winter, but here in my neck of the woods, we’re getting a little taste of spring. What better time to get out and ride. I pulled the Niner off the wall, saddled up and ground out 18 miles, nice [...]
That’s literally what I did this past Friday night (Feb 10th). I attended the annual Testicle Festival in Vining, IA. That’s right, I said testicles. I ate balls, nuts, testys (or is it testies?), Rocky Mountain Oysters…they go by so many names. I believe they were of the beef variety this year, but they [...]
I cannot stress how important it is to lube your bike chain. As with many things, if you’ve never learned how to do this, it may seem overwhelming. I know it was for me…as soon as you walk into a bike shop and ask for lube, the questions start flying.
Do you need dry or [...]
It’s like I don’t even live in the Midwest anymore. Sure, I can’t complain about ass kicking weather like this, but I think we all know winter can still be a fickle bitch. Until then, I’m going to get out and enjoy a ride or two.