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Archive for December, 2005

GT Bicycles Back in Stores

Courtesy of Dirt Rag.   GT as a brand has gone through several changes of ownership and high profile bankruptcies over the years. After making a big push for distribution through “big box” stores, Pacific Cycles, who owns the GT, Scwhinn and Mongoose brands, has decided to go back and court the independent bike dealers. [...]

Holiday Eating Tips

Holiday Eating Tips 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately.Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly.Like fine single-malt scotch, it’s rare. In fact, it’s even rarer [...]

Icicle on a Bicycle

In HUGE contrast to my weekend 78° ride, the temp at the start of this mornings commute was 32°. I know that’s toasty compared to what some of my Alaskan and Antarctic friends ride in, but it’s cold enough for me. I was actually OK on the ride today. I wore ‘parachute-pants’ with a cotton-poly liner, knee-high [...]

RL’s Christmas Gift Ideas

I’m sure you’ve been bombarded with all sorts of requests from the cyclist in your family. Moe has posted some great gift ideas in the past few days that should help. Well here’s my list of awesome gift ideas! Xootr Swift: Perfect for any rider that wants the feel of a road bike but the [...]

Fezzari Wiki Peak Comp Review

Overview: Fezzari’ bicycles are handmade of the finest components. Fezzari is committed to offering products of superior performance, quality, and value. These are high grade, performance-oriented, race-ready bicycles. The Fezzari portfolio of bicycles includes a range of high octane full-suspension mountain bikes as well as competition caliber road cycles. Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for [...]

We Go To Extremes (For You!)

Yesterday we had an unseasonably warm 78 degrees here in the dirty south, and of course we enjoyed a fun afternoon ride. The warm front pushed thunderstorms in throughout the night and most of the day, making for a sloppy wet gray day. Even with the rain, this morning at 7 AM it was 64 degrees. This evening [...]