Archive for February, 2013

First impression: Ribble Winter/Audax bike

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

After 13 undemanding miles on the new Ribble Winter/Audax frame, all I can say is: Wow! You all know I have some pretty nice iron in the fleet—a Reynolds 853 steel crit bike, a Litespeed Classic from the legendary Lynskey years, and my beloved Trek Portland four-seasons all-conditions commuter. (Meet all the bikes here.) This […]

Bittersweet

Monday, February 18th, 2013

It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster these past few days. The new Ribble Winter/Audax frame arrived last Thursday. All the happy new bike stuff feelings are tempered by removing parts from YellowBike and preparing it for retirement. Right up until the end, I still really liked YellowBike and looked forward to every ride. It […]