Cruiser bikes like these Electra Townies are a great option for short distance, neighborhood riding

4 Mistakes Every New Cyclist Should Avoid

When you come back to cycling, as an adult, it can be a wonderful reunion.  All too often, however, this reunion is short-lived.  Let’s take a look at four critical mistakes every new cyclist should avoid. Mistake 1 : Buying a cheap bicycle at a department store You might save …

Sara Riding Her Bike!

That first bike ride

A gasp.  A look of bewilderment.  A grin a mile wide. Another child has learned how to ride a bicycle!  In this case my six-year old daughter, Sara. It’s not like she hasn’t been working hard to achieve this goal.  This journey began with a balance bike, went through the …

Trek Soho - Downtown San Antonio

2,500 miles on a Trek Soho

Since December 2010 my bicycle for commuting has been a Trek Soho.  I’ve racked up just over 2,500 miles on my Soho …

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Garmin Edge 810 – Review (Part 1)

Garmin’s new flagship cycling computer, the Edge 810, arrived on my doorstep on January 15th.  Since it’s arrival, I’ve been putting the …

A 2012 highlight - 101.8 miles in one day

2012 – a great cycling year!

I know, I know. I’m late in posting my obligatory “year in review” post.  I guess I’m solidly in the “better late …

One of many sights as I closed in on San Marcos, TX

San Marcos Bicycle Tour

Pure spring water bubbles up from the Balcones Escarpment and forms the headwaters of the San Marcos River.  They say this collection …

Saddle up!  Chicken Paradise Bike Tour begins!

Bicycle Tour to Chicken Paradise

Problem:  Bicycle tourist wants to take his 71-year old father on his first bike tour Solution:  The Chicken Paradise Bike Tour Dad …

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Flying & Bicycling

I’m a private pilot that loves riding bicycles. On the surface, you might assume that flying and bicycling have very little in …