2008 Fuji Cross Comp

A couple years ago I decided I needed a good gravel bike and got a great deal on my 2008 Fuji Cross Comp.  It’s been a real good buy so far and is great for long rides on the crushed gravel paths we have around here.  Check it out: It has an aluminum frame withContinue reading “2008 Fuji Cross Comp”

Weight Loss Help with cycling phase 2

So far, my diet is going well.  At about 15 weeks in I am down 19 pounds.  My goal was one pound a week so I’m ahead of that.  But now I’ve decided to tune up my diet a bit and have made a few changes: New calorie total My new daily calorie goal isContinue reading “Weight Loss Help with cycling phase 2”

Park Tool Polylube 1000 Polyurea Grease Review

A great grease for every bike mechanics toolbox.  Lubrication is really important when it comes to bikes, and this stuff is specifically formulated for bike maintenance.  It repels moisture and is compatible with conventional greases.  It is even safe to use with carbon. Great for your bearings, seat posts, and bolt threads.     And aContinue reading “Park Tool Polylube 1000 Polyurea Grease Review”

Must Have Essential Bike Accessories

You have wisely decided to take up biking and now you need all the must have accessories.  Here is a list of our recommended items for every bicyclist. 1. Saddle bag Usually, you will be riding with just shorts and no real good pockets, but you still want your phone, wallet, and other essentials.  GetContinue reading “Must Have Essential Bike Accessories”

The Diet Plateau and how to keep losing weight

Are you following the same diet, but now you have stopped losing weight?  This is called the diet plateau and I think everyone trying to lose weight has this problem.  I’ve scoured the world for help and will discuss some ideas below.  My diet is going well, but I’m starting to hit longer plateaus.  WhenContinue reading “The Diet Plateau and how to keep losing weight”

Bike build compatibility checklist and assembly order

Last year I decided I wanted to become a better bike mechanic and building a bike seemed like the best way.  So, I started buying all cheap parts I could find.  I learned a lot during the build, but it’s definitely more expensive than buying a used bike.  I made an error and bought aContinue reading “Bike build compatibility checklist and assembly order”

Helpful calorie cutting ideas to lose weight

Dieting and cutting calories is not very easy which is why everyone isn’t fit.  I’ve been dieting for about 3 months now and have lost 15 pounds, here are some of my favorite calorie cutting tips.  Every meal doesn’t have to look like this to cut calories: Butter If you are like me, you can’tContinue reading “Helpful calorie cutting ideas to lose weight”