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Best helmet I have ever owned. The eye shield allows me to wear my prescription glasses (including the bifocals to help read my Garmin Edge 510) while getting better protection than sunglasses. It is hotter at slow speeds but at 15+mph the ventilation is just as effective as top of the line non-aero Bells or Giros.

Best helmet I have ever owned. The eye shield allows me to wear my prescription glasses (including the bifocals to help read my Garmin Edge 510) while getting better protection than sunglasses. It is hotter at slow speeds but at 15+mph the ventilation is just as effective as top of the line non-aero Bells or Giros.

This is Santiago Durango’s project after Big Black broke up. There were two album’s produced (Factory Smog is a Sign of Progress and Manipulator) to pay for Santiago’s law school bills. A success on many levels. I love Arsenal.

Lap 2 pro men’s criterium North Star Bicycling Festival.

North Star Bicycle Festival professional women’s criterium. These folks rule.

Went to One on One bike shop today and caught two of my fave people working on a bike deal. Shop owner Gene Oberpriller and Todd Trainer of Shellac.

Went to One on One bike shop today and caught two of my fave people working on a bike deal. Shop owner Gene Oberpriller and Todd Trainer of Shellac.

allterraintrackrides:

Xrayed feet in Gaerne carbon G. Chrono cycling shoes with Speedplay cleats. This was made in order to confirm or not the good positionning of the cleats under the feet. Please note that the rays are not strictly perpendicular to the feet so the cleats appear to be slightly more at the rear than they really are.

Hmmm…look at the toes. Great argument for the Bont shoes wider toe box. 
Speedplay Zeros are my pedals of choice.

allterraintrackrides:

Xrayed feet in Gaerne carbon G. Chrono cycling shoes with Speedplay cleats. This was made in order to confirm or not the good positionning of the cleats under the feet. Please note that the rays are not strictly perpendicular to the feet so the cleats appear to be slightly more at the rear than they really are.

Hmmm…look at the toes. Great argument for the Bont shoes wider toe box. bont toebox

Speedplay Zeros are my pedals of choice.

This is after my 53 mile ride with Al Hane (right) yesterday. Many years ago we worked together at UPS. It was great to reconnect while putting in miles. I am sure we pissed everyone off with our constant talking but so sad for the haters. I know, I know…I am trying to get rid of the 20lbs I gained after quitting drinking…. Fell free to join us on Strava or Garmin Connect.

This is after my 53 mile ride with Al Hane (right) yesterday. Many years ago we worked together at UPS. It was great to reconnect while putting in miles. I am sure we pissed everyone off with our constant talking but so sad for the haters. I know, I know…I am trying to get rid of the 20lbs I gained after quitting drinking…. Fell free to join us on Strava or Garmin Connect.

5 hours after a 53.52mi bike ride, the endorphins still seem to be working their magic.

Memories of MX-80 Sound, circa 1981, stirred on a bike ride today. Nice soundtrack in my head for the next 20 miles. 

bicycleart:

Work to Eat, Eat to Live, Live to Ride, Ride to Work

This “cycle” starts next Monday for me after an extended time out for injury/treatment. Oddly, I am looking forward to the work part. Don’t tell my coworkers or bosses, they might think I am insane.

bicycleart:

Work to Eat, Eat to Live, Live to Ride, Ride to Work

This “cycle” starts next Monday for me after an extended time out for injury/treatment. Oddly, I am looking forward to the work part. Don’t tell my coworkers or bosses, they might think I am insane.

(Source: cyclocult)

(Source: birdsbiking)

Burned off a few Maple cookies with an easy spin around St. Paul (twice). Now…where are those coconut cookies?

Burned off a few Maple cookies with an easy spin around St. Paul (twice). Now…where are those coconut cookies?

thegits:

When you’re in the car with a bunch people and the happy song comes on and you’re like “FUCK NO, BABES IN TOYLAND” and then proceed to blast handsome and gretel.

Been there, loved it!