(Re) Learning to Ride a Road Bike

I believe I’ve proven in these pages that I’m perfectly willing to (a) give you a laugh at my expense and (b) prove that I’m not an expert on bikes. My confusion over the Trek’s shifting mechanism when I tried out Betsy’s bike comes to mind–who would have guessed that its mechanism worked just like […]

My Mary Poppins Bike: Review of the Specialized Globe Daily 2

My bike commuting started on a big-box “Iron Maiden” pseudo-mountain bike, replaced with a similar one when #1 was stolen. These bikes probably weighed a good 45 pounds apiece before adding racks and gear. Then I met Sweet Hubs, who got me onto a Specialized Dolce–a lightweight road-biking dream at around 18 pounds before I […]

The quest for the intersection of Style and Comfort