Monday, August 27, 2012

Really was not Ready for this.

 Turned-out to be a beautiful ride, but 37 Fahrenheit in August at the start  - really?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cyclocross Season Starts September 23

The cool mornings toward the end of summer always spark conversations about fall and the upcoming Cyclocross Series Sponsored by Emde Sports.  It seems hard to believe that the first race of the year is only 1 month away on September 23.  The excitement is already building and the conversations quickly turn to cyclocross bikes and their relative merits.

Many people purchase these bikes just for training and racing, but we have noted a recent trend where they are being used as the all-round adventure bike in addition to racing.  Commuting, gravel road riding, off-road riding and early/late season riding are becoming more the norm on these capable bikes.

We stock both MOOTS and Trek Cyclocross bikes and special order those from Salsa and Surly.  All have proven to be great performers in their respective categories.

The big differences lie in the frame materials where MOOTS, Trek and Salsa/Surly are made of Titanium, Aluminum and Steel, respectively.  The ride on the MOOTS Psychlo X can only be described as sublime.

 We currently have sizes ranging from 54cm to 58cm in stock.  Depending on the bike, there is still time to get a special order bike for the first race, but you better hurry as the demand for these bike is growing with the popularity of the races.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Shop Ride Tonight 5:30pm

Let's keep the strong turnout for shop ride going while the good weather lasts.  We are also beginning preparations for a Season Finale the week after Labor Day so stay tuned for details.  Hope to see you out tonight.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ride Brought to You by Foods Beginning With the Letter B

Nice morning to ride the Valley Chapel Loop before it got too hot.  I was fueled by foods that begin with B - Beer and Burgers (last night) Blueberries, Beets and Bananas this morning.

Blueberries were already gone.  Beet was simply boiled.


Preview From Trek World

Each year we head back to the Mother Ship in Waterloo, WI for the annual Trek Dealer Show and Conference.  This is where we get to view, ride and discuss the next year line-up and start deciding how to utilize it in our store for our customers.  We will have a full report soon, but here are some of the highlights as a preview.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Domane 5.9 Customer Review - "It Flies"

Jim purchased a TREK Domane 5.9 a few weeks ago and has close to 1,000 miles already.  The 5.9 is the second from the top Domane with Shimano Ultegra Di2 Electronic Shifting.  Here are some of Jim's impressions and comments about the bike.

"Wow... This bike lets you ride harder & longer at a faster constant speed then you could on a regular bike. The way the frame effectively soaks up road vibrations is just amazing.

When you are riding on a rough road it feels like your on a normal smooth road and yes, when you do ride on that smooth road it almost feels like your floating above it.

I own many bikes but this one is my new favorite one to ride. Plus it has the Ultegra Di2 system that works so well with the bike that now I'm spoiled! The shifting & brake are just so fantastic, that going back to manual shifting is a real drag...

This bike is so well thought out for almost any type of riding you can do, its just amazing bike to ride." Jim...