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UPDATE – bike route and final picnic spot has changed:
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Our Spring compliment to the Fall Tweed Ride! Finally! 
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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 …

Tuesday Night Crits in Plano by Justin Husman

June 27, 2010 – 10:19 am | One Comment

A lot of this blog (and a lot of Dallas based bicycle blogs in general) are focused on very specific parts of the Dallas bike culture – mostly to do with casual, fixed gear riding …

Fuji Special Road Racer S10-S

June 24, 2010 – 8:45 pm | 21 Comments

I’ve been in the hunt for a touring bike with specific features for a couple of years now.  I wanted a somewhat slack geometry, fender and rack eyelets, and I like shiny bits so my …

Commuting In Dallas by Justin Husman

June 20, 2010 – 9:59 pm | 6 Comments

Like most of the bicycle bloggers out there, over the past couple of years I got back into bicycling and became just the biggest bike fool you have ever met. When my lovely wife was …

Mango Salsa Recipe

June 19, 2010 – 9:11 pm | Comments Off

One of the things I like best about summer is the opportunity for summer foods and nothing goes better with tortilla chips, white fish or chicken than a refreshing mango salsa.
Before I get carried away …

Puzzling Evidence

June 16, 2010 – 1:57 am | 5 Comments

Last night I repacked the rear wheel bearings on my Fuji road bike restoration project. I had never repacked loose bearings on any bike, much less any road bike. So I was very careful. Even though …

1971 Schwinn Breeze

June 15, 2010 – 11:42 pm | 2 Comments

Or: another freaking Schwinn. I saw this on CL last night and the guy wanted $50 for it. I thought that it might make a nice matched pair for my (very) recently posted 1973 Schwinn Speedster.

They’re both in …

1973 Schwinn Speedster in Campus Green

June 14, 2010 – 10:02 pm | 13 Comments

I bought this bike a few months ago in my largest CL mass-bike purchase to date. It isn’t the sort of thing that I usually do, but the guy’s CL ad had the usual requirements that …

A Bike That’s Easy To Live With by Mark Manson

June 13, 2010 – 8:30 pm | One Comment
Adjust the seatpost clamp to raise or lower the saddle

Remember when we were kids, we would just jump on a bike and go? We didn’t care about the size of the frame or if the saddle was the right height; we just took off. …

Lights, Locks, Helmets…ACTION! by Catherine Cuellar

June 13, 2010 – 5:15 pm | 7 Comments

The joy of riding a bike will change your life. But I cringe every time I see bicyclists in Dallas riding without helmets or on sidewalks. These common violations are not only illegal, they model …