What’s up everyone? Hopefully you are all getting your miles in and having a great time, regardless of our never ending winter of doom. I know I speak for most of the midwestern cyclists (and most other people here also) when I say Mother Nature needs to show a little more kindness to us outdoors type folks. I had a great time riding in all kinds of crap weather this winter, but GODDAMNIT THERE IS A LIMIT TO MY FAKE ENJOYMENT OF WINTER CYCLING AND WE PASSED THAT POINT ABOUT APRIL 5TH.
Anyway, wanted to check in with a few things. A few events have passed and I haven’t produced any ride reports or product opinions, nor any bike trend predictions. It’s probably been pretty dull for the three of you who read this here bike blog type thing, so here’s an abridged version of the last two months.
CIRREM 10: Didn’t do it BUT I GOT MY SHIRT! (This is my official race report)
Revelate Mag Tank Bag: Tops the list of “don’t leave home without it” gear
Gent’s Race 7 Careless Whispers
Gent’s Race 8: The Careless Whispers once again proved why we are the longest lasting continuous team by all showing up on time and ready to rock. I love these guys, and we had a great year again. Actual ride report to follow.
Project Pink: Has become my main bike for the time being, and it’s proving to be a real beast of an All-Road setup. It’s done the “every type of road” days like a champ, and the “all-road aka roads only” days have been great.
Porcelain Rocket “Nigel” bag: Was very skeptical about this handle bar bag at first, but goddamn if it isn’t some killer kit. More on that later.
Sinewave Beacon: It’s bulletproof and pricey, one of my favorite combos. More on that later.
#RoadIsTheNewGravel: You read it correctly. Gravel is out, road is back in. HTFU, butterstuff, your comfy #supplelife is a lie and gravel is no longer lit.
The Stoker is still stoking away, but now has her own single bike, a Surly Straggler 650b and I’m a little jealous of it. That sea foam green looks great next to Pink. 650b Crew 4 Life. hahaha.
Good Intentions Tour 2017 lasted a record low of 26 miles.
I’m planning out this year’s “Good Intentions Tour” and it looks like a toss up between dirt bagging and my normal Bag Bike thing. I feel like this year should be a ride to another state border and back, seems poignant in today’s political climate. Or maybe it will be blazing hot out and I just stay home and do some grilling. Who knows?
According to Strava I have ridden 889 miles this year as of 4/17/18. My low end goal is 5k miles for 2018, so I’m a little behind goal pace. Those miles will all get made up soon.
That’s it for checking in. Winter, kick rocks. Ride Bikes.