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My ears were so cold, they were hurting…


This morning’s ride hurt…it was about 40 degrees and my ears were aching from the cold brisk air….I don’t like putting on beanies under my helmet because I get schwetty and its too bulky. I was thinking of asking Randy to sew me up some custom made beanie that is thin enough to fit under my helmet, yet thick enough to keep my ears warm.

What do you use for your ears?

At What Point Do You Replace Your Bike?

I was talking to my buddy today about his bike. He had told me that he was experiencing some mechanical problems and considered parting out his bike. As I dug deeper, he was able to describe the problem. Basically his freewheel isn’t grabbing anymore. During the conversation he talked about buying one of my old road bikes from me. I reassured him that it wouldn’t cost more than $30 to fix the problem on his bike and recommend he go that route. But somehow I think he has it in his mind to buy a new/different bike instead.

Personally I would only replace bike if:

1. It was stolen.
2. If the frame cracked.

Otherwise, I’d fix things as they broke. What about you, when is your breaking point having to buy a new bike?

Make a difference

My tandem racing daughter Breanna entered this contest at school called Reflections. Basically the kids have a theme, “I can make a difference” and they have options on how to participate by submitting an essay, photo or video.

So after encouraging her to enter, she started getting to work. She got the facts on her own and with the help of her loving daddy (that’s me!), she was able to complete her entry.

Thursday Is a Great Day To Learn!

Over at our other site, MtnBikeRiders.com, I do a weekly article in which I call the segment, “Thursday Tech Tip.” Basically I address any issues that most riders will experience. But I know what you’re thinking…”that’s a mountain biking website!” Well yes it is, but unless I’m dealing with suspension and linkages, it all still applies to your bike.

So if you’re interested in learning on what today’s Tech Tip is…just CLICK HERE!