Monthly Archives: February 2013

It’s Not All About Weight, Just Mostly

I’ve been trying to figure out how to increase my cycling performance this winter and that lead me to do a little research on VO2Max.  VO2Max is your bodies ability to take in and use oxygen and its properly tested … Continue reading

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Tour de Misery

With only a few weekends before the Dirty South 100K its becoming obvious that I need more seat time.  Last year I was getting more outdoor riding in at night, but I rode the 100K without riding many longer rides … Continue reading

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Paraffin Wax Chain Lube

Velo magazine did a big chain lube test in their latest magazine.  I was stunned that chain lube would actually make a testable difference in the amount of power it takes to propel a bike.  Between the worst and best … Continue reading

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Gholson Status Report

Its been a busy week and I haven’t had time to even think about posting, but I’m sitting here at school with my tablet and have some time so how about a status report. As Steve said over at There … Continue reading

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Salsa Dos Niner Build and Thoughts

I recently bought a new (old and used) mountain bike frame at the Midwest bike show.  Today was its first real test on the trail.  I’ve ridden it by myself a couple of times on gravel and ran into a … Continue reading

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Do Road Bikes Really Need Disc Brakes?

There seems to be a trend forming within the cycling industry to put disc brakes on every bike that exists.  New road bikes with disc brakes are showing up in magazines and touted for their ground breaking technology.  I’m wondering … Continue reading

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Dirty South 2013

    I hear this is a good ride, whoever organizes it may mark the roads this year.  It’ll be fun.

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