Saturday, May 25, 2013

Specialized Wind Tunnel

I think it is cool that Specialized has built their own wind tunnel. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tour Champ

Cadel Evans will make a great 2011 Tour Champ. Couldn't go to a nicer guy. With the bad luck over that last few years, he deserves a break.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Le Tour Stage 2

Exciting, except for the poor smuck who crashed within 25 meters of the start. The course seemed too tight...eschalon couldn't really form. Who is that new commentator with the glasses? I'd rather have Kirsten Gum.

Le Tour

Let the games begin. Can Contador repeat? Will Andy Schleck dominate? Who gets busted for doping?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

very bizarre...very random...something fishy...doesn't add up

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two gunshot wounds, gun powder and a trail of blood on Fort Caroline Road near St. Johns Bluff Road in East Arlington is the result of what happened to one bicyclist who does not want to be identified.
The men responsible for the random attack have not been caught.
"I noticed a green SUV go flying past me," said the victim, who was riding home from work. "They pulled over in the bike lane probably about 1,000 yards away. They had their flashers on. I kept riding my bike and kept noticing no one is getting out of the car."
The man said he tried to pedal as fast as he could past the car.
"I got like five or 10 feet from them," he said. "Three of them jumped out of the car. One of them run up on the sidewalk, pulled a gun out. I hit the gun with my elbow. It shot through my left bicep and went through my right forearm."

The man said he was terrified he was going to get shot again, so he tried once more to pedal away, but he was losing too much blood.
"I saw the blood flowing, and I was realizing I was starting to feel weak," he said. "So there was a guardrail, and I happened to see a group of palm trees, so I jumped the guardrail and hid and watched them speed off."
The man said he thought quick, took off his shirt and tied it around his arm to stop the bleeding. Then he called police.
The victim described his attackers. He said the first man was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing a dark hat and dark clothes.
The second man was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. The third man was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
All of the men are believed to be in their 20s.
If you know anything about this crime or those involved, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS 866-845-TIPS .

Monday, April 25, 2011

Awesome, awesome and more awesome

This is one of the coolest bikes I have ever seen. 2011 Specialized Venge.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Both commuter bikes are ready to roll

I bought both of these old Specialized mountain bikes off Craigslist (one for $25 and the other for $40). I cleaned them up and added new Specialized Nimbus tires, BG Grips, BG Saddles, fenders and racks. Both bikes are in great shape and ride exceptionally because they had seen significant garage time. For me and my wife, these are the ultimate commuter bikes. I probably have $200 in parts and labor for each bike. So for around $500 I now have two really awesome commuter bikes. If you can find a good quality, older bike on line for a good price, it is little effort converting it from a old mountain bike to a awesome commuter bike.
Since I live in Florida, we can ride them almost all the time. While it is impractical to ride them to work every day, we do ride them to work occasionally. We get the most satisfaction out of riding them in the evenings and on weekends for leisurely rides and errands. We look forward to taking them on vacation this year summer.