Monthly Archives: February 2017

Shut Up Head

I imagine every cyclist has a particular climb against which they measure other climbs. Battle Swamp is mine. I know harder and longer climbs – North Kent and Lambert jump out. But Battle Swamp is in my back yard and … Continue reading

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Muddy Thirty

“Planning a Dirty Thirty this week?” I asked Jeff. He said something like, “If you’re game, so am I.” It’s February, but the nighttime temperature was supposed to be 53F and the dirt roads didn’t seem too muddy. In fact … Continue reading

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Beats Spinning in the Living Room

It’s been a great winter for cycling. I’ve commuted in every month so far, and have managed a Sunday mountain bike ride nearly every weekend. But this week, New England showed its character. Wednesday night, we rode trails in shorts … Continue reading

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What’s Happening to Me?

I started out a roadie, but after dabbling with dirt roads for a few years on my old Specialized Sirrus, I bought a GT Grade 105 two years ago for gravel grinding. It quickly replaced my carbon fiber Orbea as my … Continue reading

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New Bike, New Fun

I bought a new bike a few weeks ago from The Bike Express in New Milford, a Specialized Fuse Comp6 Fattie. It’s not a full fat tire bike, but a mid-fat or 27.5-plus. I can’t say enough good things about … Continue reading

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