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Toward a More Perfect Union: the Wolf Tooth RoadLink Derailleur Hanger Extension

I’ve been making small changes to my Giant Escape gravel grinder over the winter. The latest is the addition of a derailleur hanger extension to get the 10-speed SRAM X9 rear derailleur to play nice with the 11-42 tooth Sunrace cassette and Shimano chain. 188 more words


Cycling - January/February 2018

I thought I’d post with my ride summary for 2018 so far.  We’ve had a wide variety of weather conditions so far in 2018 – from -20C to +15C.  368 more words

General Cycling

Winter Cycling - Indoors or Outdoors?

Cyclists don’t have to look very far to find discussions about how to deal with winter in Canada.  There’s considerable information online about how to train indoors over the winter.  740 more words

General Cycling

Ride Report: Climbing Rock Walls in the Woods

Lately here in the dark, damp, dank region that we call home, something has been different. The sun- it’s been shining for almost a week straight, with only short, intermittent cloud cover. 909 more words


ESI RCT Wrap: First Blood

I recently decided to bring my Salsa Fargo out of retirement, the poor babe has been hanging on the basement wall for over a year with no rides.   801 more words

Gravel Grinding

2018 Gravel Training Plan

The training plan is ready!

This year, I decided to expand it to be a training template for gravel races in the Kansas City metro area. 333 more words


What it's really like to cycle at -17C

This past weekend, I’ve been out cycling a few times in temperatures as cold as -17C.  That’s just the air temperature.  When you factor in wind, it feels much colder.  693 more words

Fat Biking