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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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Testing Out DZ Nuts at 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

This past Saturday I suited up for a 6 hour mountain bike race.  I haven’t been able to get on the bike that often lately, especially the mountain bike.  The course was found in Wilkesboro, NC, and was a rather hilly course.  One thing to know about where I am from (Charlotte, NC) does not have hills, so this race was going to be the…

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Lack of Post

I apologize quickly about the lack of post, I’ve been “training” and participating in various various. Last weekend was a Sprint Tri in Huntersville, NC – Cool Breeze Tri.  I finished, that was the goal This weekend is a 6 hour mountain bike race in Wilkesboro, NC – 6 Hours of Warrior Creek. On top of all of that, the weather has broke, the shops…

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Eye Protection : A Friendly Reminder

This morning I was reminded quickly into my ride why I wear eyeglasses at all time, either sunglasses or normal, to see, glasses.  A large bee hit right smack in the middle of my glass lense.  If I didn’t have them on, the bee would of been in my eye. Can you say ouch?! Several years ago I started wearing glasses all the time, especially…

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Losing Those Last Extra Pounds? Try commuting

It is a known fact that as we age it is harder to keep the weight off.  Not only are our own bodies changing and making it more difficult, but as well as limited time and more responsibilities.   It was much easier in school, or a younger age to go for a run, make a healthy dinner or join a sports team. Lee said women…

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