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A Titanium Single Speed is Born

The foundation of any bicycle, the wheels represent not only the connection to the ground but the piece of the bike that takes the force from the pedals and turns it into the speed that squeezes tears from your eyes.  Picking the proper spokes to do the job matching the gauge to the [...]

Baker’s Dozen is Five Years Old!

After four years of almost perfect weather for each of the preceding versions of the Baker's Dozen, Mother Nature decided to test the mettle of both the race organizers and all of the hardy racer's that plan to spend a weekend matching themselves against the rock and dirt of Rockland Farm.  Fortunately for Mike and [...]

Loudoun County Farm Tour

Spectacular spring weather beckoned my wife and our neighbors as we left Leesburg on our mountain bikes last Saturday. We rode up the W&OD path west to Purcellville where it conveniently terminates next door to Magnolia's bar and restaurant. Having completed just over 11 miles we were suitably thirsty and hungry for a nice sit [...]

By |May 18th, 2010|bicycle saftey, bike service, tom stokes, where to ride|0 Comments

Saturday Sun!

Couldn't resist getting out on one of the first non-snowy and relatively warm Saturdays of the new decade. Took the IF Ti Deluxe 29er out since it was windy and tackled the gravel roads of Loudoun. We are blessed with an abundance of "unimproved" roads that I think are a HUGE improvement over most of [...]