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Naked, Without My Basket

Two months ago I started commuting daily with the most fashionable basket possible, Basil Blossom Basket. At first I felt like a nerd, I have a pannier on one side of my rear rack and then this large, in charge, basket up front.  The more I used it, the more I fell in love.

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Different Types of Pedals

There are a variety of pedal types out in bike land these days.  The three top types of pedals are the following : Platform Pedals These are the pedals you have been using since the big wheel.  The are flat, sometimes with small grip pegs sticking out.  These do not require any special shoes, are the easiest to use and are also the least effecient…

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Video : Weekly Update for April 24th

Catching everyone up with what is going on here, what is new in house for review and a little bit of rambling. Trying to test out the video learning curve.

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Pink Shoes

A customer came in to the bike shop yesterday looking for pink shoes.  The only thing I had to offer her were the Sidi T2 triathlon specific model, unfortunately her foot was too wide for a Sidi shoe. Do you know of any Pink Shoes? The customer has a wider foot, so a shoe more like Shimano or Pearl Izumi fit would be best. We…

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What to Expect on Mountain Bike Group Rides

Every Monday night there is a group ride that I put together at a local state park.   Currently, I’m the slowest person in the group but no one seems to mind as I am surrounded by customers and members of the mountain bike team I run.  All good people, all excellent people to share moments on the trail with. During this past weeks ride one…

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Cervelo’s YouTube Stream

For the past few months I’ve been doing my best to find good video content, inspiration and motivation to continue to learn to become a better “filmographer.”  ONly this past fall did I start messing with video, coming from a photography and graphic design background. One of the streams on YouTube that keeps impressing me is Cervelo. Anything that gets me to want to go…

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Computer and Camera Woes

If you are a loyal BSG reader, you know that about two weeks I slowed down on articles. No fear, my new iMac is here!  My laptop wasn’t able to push the HD video and audio I needed to do for the podcast and video reviews here in BSG and Commute By Bike.  The new iMac is here, and I have a list of articles,…

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Can I Wear Guys Cycling Shorts?

The easy answer to the question “Can I wear guys cycling shorts?” Yes! The hidden answer after that is, as long as they fit you. For a very long time women were lucky to have various types of moderate level shorts.  There has been a few companies that come to mind that have been doing women’s cycling shorts well. These companies are : Pearl Izumi,…

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Introduction : Gore Bike Wear Power Lady Jacket

MSRP : $199.99 GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell Options : 4 colors, 6 sizes From the Company This waterproof and breathable road cycling jacket offers great protection in bad weather conditions. Plus it will fit in any backpack folded up. Initial Thoughts A compact, completely waterproof jacket even down to the taped seams.  It is able to zip up in to its own rear pocket, making this…

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