Parker County Dirt

In Mixed Terrain on August 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I found this dirt stretch back in April in the land of pave everything. Just north of Granbury. Not a long stretch, but still. Not far west from here I found a few more miles of dirt. Gotta watch for those gas trucks barreling around the corners though.

If you’re interested in Texas dirt rides you might check out the blog Pondero where Chris has chronicled what looks like some great gravel rides north of Dallas. Can’t wait to get up there and try em out.


A Six Month Synopsis of Useless Numbers

In Training on July 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I’m keeping track of my mileage this year. Never done it before but it struck me late last year that I had no idea how much I was riding and I was kinda curious. That curiousity coincided with my wife gifting me an iphone for Christmas and, of course, I went shopping for cycling applications and purchased Cyclemeter based on the fact it had such high reviews.

And it’ll document your mileage.

So anyway…

January – 342.22 miles (weak)

February – 232.24 miles (weaker)

March – 626.49 miles (who can resist Austin in the springtime)

April – 358.58 miles (uhhh… resisted Austin in the springtime)

May – 445.47 miles (eh)

June – 510.03 miles (that’s a little better)

Half way there for a grand total of:

2515.02 miles.

So. There you have it. Stay tuned for further adventures of meaningless numbers.

Bike Fit of Yore

In Cycling History, Heroes of Cycling's Past on July 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

I found this post from La Rueda Tropical blog interesting enough to re-blog it. Looking at modern race bikes with their ass over elbow saddle positioning I would of thought there would be more difference in position between a rider of yore such as Coppi and a legend in the making, Contador, but surprisingly this isn’t so. Check it out.

While you’re there, check out those sweet pictures of all the Terraferma frames posted on the site. mmmm.