Saturday Ride

Roller Coaster 70 degrees and sunny. I was (finally!) on the new bike: a used Bianchi Vigorelli. Yeah, just like I used to have. The bike worked well right out of the box, though I do need to tweak the location of the shifters and adjust the rear mech a bit. The jury is also […]

Merry Christmas

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing 1. Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love. 2. Here […]


So last night was my first experience with rollers. Given the conditions around here recently, I figured I needed to do something this winter to keep sane if I couldn’t get out on the bike regularly. I know quite a few people who use fluid resistance trainers, but those seemed really boring. Rollers could be […]

The View from Down Here (or, Florida, Day One)

So we arrived yesterday, and within minutes of finishing dinner at a little trattoria in a generic strip mall, Oren vomited. We thought we were over this (at least with him), but alas, we were not. Too much milk, methinks. Anyway, that’s how our trip started. I will note that traveling with grandparents makes the […]

This, That, The Other Thing

We’re going to Florida tomorrow, for six days. Not our usual adventure holiday, that’s for sure, but hey, it’s warm there, and the kids will get to see the Kennedy Space Center. I’ve spent the last week looking at road bikes on eBay. Since I’m kinda addicted to this cyclocross thing now, I thought having […]

Murrysville, Again

At least one picture of me from the C race exists, thanks to Ben Stephens: Full set, include Dirty Dozen pics, is here. Update: Even more pics here.

Other Notes from Murrsyville

I meant to include a few other details in my initial post about the race, but didn’t. First, the bike performed flawlessly. I swapped out the Campy compact double crank I used during the summer and fall with a standard ‘cross crank set. I never shifted into the big ring–I now understand why many racers […]