4.19.2015

fixie

nothing keeps you honest like a hilly ride on the fixie. moots fixed gear in action. more like a fall day today than spring, but beautiful weather for riding.




4.04.2015

spring classics - the hell of hunterdon

Oh boy.

Hell of Hunterdon, in hunterdon county, NJ - as promised true "spring classic" weather. had to be the windiest day i've spent on the bike. had to pedal all of the downhills just to keep moving forward, and was constantly fighting the bars to keep the bike going straight. what a day!

no ride pics, just too windy and chilly to stop and take the camera out. this is a great ride, fun day, despite the sufferfest.








3.28.2015

orange crush

when i bought the zanconato, i always knew i wanted to replace the worn carbon fork with something steel and lugged to match the bike. fast forward to finding a nice used one from foresta cycles. turned out to be a perfect match. hoping for a ride tomorrow. new DT wheels too. sweet.

original with carbon fork:


new steelie:



3.11.2015

warmth

finally a springish day. took advantage of the warm weather and blasted a few miles on the zanconato. this bike delivers!


3.07.2015

dt swiss ratchet maintenance : Spring Fever

Temps are beginning to warm, which means getting things ready for the road.

Overhauling a new-to-me set of DT Swiss wheels, pull the ratchet rings out, clean thoroughly and lube. Over expensive bike-specific lubes be damned; a high quality gear oil like Belray works perfectly in these DT hubs. The beauty of these is their simplicity, no tools, pull apart, clean, lube and go.




and here's to a good season on the road!


1.27.2015

snow day - 2015

day off of work for the blizzard of 2015 that wasn't.

fun!


ready to roll:



in the park, note the hills in the background - snow tube fun!


virgin snow...



slippery playground!


not another footstep to be seen, amazing we were the only ones out in the park on this beautiful day where seemingly no one went to work...


snow covered slides, hehe...






selfie!


snow angels


rosy cheeks



finish off with some warm hot chocolate!



1.04.2015

fixie in the rain

OK, i get it now, full coverage fenders rule.

as predicted, warm but wet.


rain wheels, cant beat these old dogs.


mud


rest stop


still plenty of fall leaves about




1.03.2015

hoboken in the sun

took advantage of a seasonably warm and sunny day to walk along the waterway in Hoboken for some spectacular views of the city. nice day.





12.27.2014

beautiful december

incredible weather for riding today. so close to the end of the year and close to 60F. perfect for a mid day outing. lots of bikes and outdoor stuff going on today. sweet.

really clear day and perfect views of the greatest city in the world.


fixie-moots with the new and awesome 7800 crankset. FYXO ring added and the drivetrain is super smooth. absolutely perfect.


only downer was my favorite jersey pocket pump took a kamikaze jump to its death on the back side of eagle rock when my cadence was approaching 1-million.


12.20.2014