Archive for January, 2011

2011 RBC Rides I’m Leading

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Today I signed-up to lead three more rides in the 2011 Rochester Bicycling Club ride calendar. A call went out recently needing “average riders” to lead “average rides”. Sounds about right for me. I added three “average” rides to my two turns of the Ten Parks Tour. Saturday May 21, 9amMap #340: Ellison Park-Lakeside, 35 […]

Mid-winter update

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The longer commute That first winter, five winters ago, I rode a lot. Part of it was the novelty, part of it was to prove something to myself and others. As the novelty has worn off along with the need to prove myself, I ride less recreationally in the winter. Commuting and errands are pretty […]

Mixed Bag

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

There were mixed results with Christmas presents for the bikes (see below). The biggest disappointment is that the new hood design on the Shimano 5700 levers is incompatible with my Mirrycle Road Mirror. I’ve really come to rely on the mirror. So until I figure out some alternative, replacing the Portland’s levers is on hold. […]