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Azuki Mixte: Bonzai!

July 23, 2010 – 3:59 pm | 7 Comments

This bike was yet another lucky find in response to a screwball CL ad. The seller described the bike as an “Izuki Unisex Bike”. She posted no photos, and she refused to respond to email. The …

Friday Night Lights At the Frisco Superdrome

July 23, 2010 – 1:58 pm | 2 Comments
Youth track cycle racing at the Supredrome

Raise your hand if you have ever heard of the Superdrome in Frisco.  Now raise your hand if you’re ever attended any of the races there?  Hat’s off to those of you who are hip …

Velo News and Bicycle Quarterly

July 12, 2010 – 9:59 pm | Comments Off

I believe I have found the best way to enjoy both of these publications – Velo News and Bicycle Quarterly.  One is dedicated to sport cycling, the other to randonneuring and classic bicycles. Both are …

Sunday, July 11th, 2010 Tour de France Update

July 11, 2010 – 9:37 pm | Comments Off
Sunday, July 11th, 2010 Tour de France Update

“I take some really good morale from knowing that I could attack and not have Contador follow me. Maybe he takes it the other way but I’m happy. For me it’s a fantastic stage win …

My Next Project: Takara Road Bike Conversion

July 10, 2010 – 6:09 pm | 5 Comments

This is the “Before” part of my bike article.
I might be the last person on Earth to do it, but I’ve decided to take a vintage steel lugged-frame road bike and convert it to a single-speed, fixed-gear bike. …

July 2010 Rides and Events

July 6, 2010 – 4:41 pm | Comments Off

Weekly Rides
Oak Cliff Spandex Ride (Sundays)
75208 (Sundays)
Onespeed Dallas (“Monday Night Mash”)
Tuesday Bike Night (“RIDE YOUR BIKE FOOL” – Tuesday Nights)
Tits Tuesday (Tuesday Nights)
Richardson Urban Bicycle Club (Most Thursdays)
Night Owl Mash (Thursdays)

Monthly Rides
Bike Workshop and Donation …

1981 Schwinn Town and Country Tri-Wheeler in Sky Blue

July 5, 2010 – 10:52 pm | 33 Comments

First of all, I think that most people would be surprised that you can put a Schwinn trike in the back of a Scion xB. All you have to do is lower the handlebars:

I know …

The 2010 Tour de France is Underway

July 5, 2010 – 10:25 pm | Comments Off

Saturday, July 3rd, 22 teams comprised of 200 or so riders began the 97th edition of the Tour de France.  I’m not big on sports, really, but each year I am glued to my television …