Monthly Archives: February 2014

Repairing Aluminum with Carbon Fiber

Last year my Ksyrium Elite rear wheel developed a crack in the rim near a spoke.  I rode it for awhile with this crack thinking I had a loose spoke.  Once per revolution of the wheel a clacking noise was … Continue reading

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Dirty South Harrisburg 2014 In the Books

I’m happy to report another Dirty South Ride went off without a hitch yesterday.  We had 19 riders show up on a very cold morning to tackle the terrain and wind.  I was happy to see that several riders had … Continue reading

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Commuting and Dirty South

Commuted to work the other day, about 16 mile round trip to one of the places I work.  Less then an total hour ride time, usually about 30 minutes drive time.  I’m going to try to do this more, but … Continue reading

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Bicycle Saddle Comfort

People who would like to ride but don’t often tell me the number one thing keeping them off a bike is saddle discomfort.  They’ve tried to ride but they just can’t take the pain from there saddles.  As Spring approaches … Continue reading

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Goodbye Nashbar Touring Hello Jake the Snake

It’s been an exciting week here in Barn Door land.  Monday a new (to me) frame showed up at my doorstep.  A 2005ish Kona, Jake the Snake cyclocross frame and fork.  I bid on this on ebay kind of low … Continue reading

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Needed Big Fat Larry

Fat bikes have been a topic of discussion lately since Eli souped up his ride with a 3.7 inch front tire.  I don’t need to post about how tough this winter has been, every who doesn’t live in ARIZONA! already … Continue reading

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Dirty South 100K 2014 route revealed

The secretive and shadowy DS100K committee has released this year’s route for the Harrisburg edition.  It can be downloaded in gpx format here.  They have also made available a cue sheet which gives directions for the ride.  This is the … Continue reading

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