It is fun to build frames (sort of in a masochistic way), however it is really fun to get this kind of response from the person who is going to ride it: “THANK YOU! It’s the most beautiful bike I’ve ever seen!” Here is a bit more info about this build: https://everydayracer.com/2015/08/25/semi-integrated-disc-gravel-grinder/ He even sent […]Read more "Builder Satisfaction"
I am about to embark on my next 700c childrens bike. After building on with my oldest son we found out it fit my daughter as well. So now she is very excited to start hers. I really liked how it turned out, not much I would improve on for her so it should be an […]Read more "The Next Kiddo Bike"
I completed my first race of 2016 and it was a doozy. I managed to have a pretty relaxed week (except a massive dehydration run on Monday that also worked in some major stomach issues, note the speed climbing is way slower than descending, heck even try to figure out when I started falling apart https://www.strava.com/activities/536081321) and […]Read more "2016 Buff RR"
Cycling is a gear oriented sport. Or at least, it attractions gear oriented folks. For the most part, I think it is a good thing. Nothing keeps motivation going like a new power meter, bike, pair of shoes, etc. There are some challenges. A rider still needs to be able to understand their body and […]Read more "Polar V800"
January and February is a great time in a racers life. Usually you’ve had your fun in the fall doing other things than slaving away on the bike and now it’s time to get back on the bike in a more serious manner. Most cyclists can’t wait to get back to thrashing the bike and […]Read more "January/February Training"
In February I will hit my 4 year mark of when I started building bike frames. What started out as a fun hobby has turned into an obsession of creating and challenge. I’ve learned so much over this time frame. Building a bike frame is one of the most challenging and rewarding efforts a person […]Read more "Frame Building – The 4 Year Mark"
There is quite a bit of difference in the needs and goals of the folks I train, however eating healthy is always at the top of my list. I don’t believe in fads or “diets”, rather I work to create simple habits and easy decisions. With folks on more specific overall loss goals, I can […]Read more "10 Simple Weight Loss Tips"