I received a couple of encouraging emails from 2 of our readers. Both had mentioned that they just purchased a brand new Redline 925. I’m sure everyone here knows how much I love my 925 and because of my zeal, I helped influence these guys to get their own.
As a blogger, that’s the best feeling knowing that what I’ve said on the site has made some impact. Congrats to Lance and Drew on their new 925’s. Now go for a ride!
If you follow professional cycling, you probably know that the Tour de France is in full effect. This year however, the Tour doesn’t have the ‘Big’ Names that are we are used to. Gone are Landis, Ullrich, Basso and the latest, Petacchi all due to drug implications. Why do we care as bike commuters? Well, really, we don’t. It is just sad to see the grand sport of professional cycling go to the shit hole.
This morning’s bike commute was a cool 86 degrees. Cool you ask? Sounds warm, but compared to the hellish ride home of a scorching 106, 86 degrees isn‘t too bad.
Today I used the Nirve Ultraliner I picked up from RL the other weekend. It’s a sharp looking bike with brushed aluminum finish and a rocking 3 speed automatic shifter. I was surprised to see how well this bike rode. It actually shifted on the precise moment I needed it to shift gears. Don’t ask me how it does, because it blows my mind too.
I’ve only got a short 4 mile one way commute but it’s pretty hilly the whole way. And having the automatic shifter is such a blessing. You don’t have to worry about when to shift or which gear to use. The Ultraliner does it all for you.
One major difference of riding this bike compared to the other bikes I’ve ridden is you’re not hunched over to reach the handle bars. This is definitely a plus for me. Riding on any other bike usually gives me back pains after prolonged rides. But I did not experience that with the Ultraliner.
I plan on commuting with the Nirve Ultraliner for the next couple of weeks to give a more thorough review.