Archive for March, 2013

Ride With Different Spokes During the Week!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 by tony

Have you ever looked at the Different Spokes ride calendar and wished there was a ride posted on a Tuesday, a Wednesday, or just any weekday? Maybe you have a weekday free because you have a non-standard work schedule, are between jobs, or are “of an age”, or maybe you just want to play hooky […]


Riddle Me This: When Is a Bag Like a Bike?

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 by tony

   $13,000 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Black When was the last time someone asked you how much does your bike cost and then gasped when you told them. “That much?! Why, I can buy a used car for the same money!” implying that you must be bonkers to spend a seemingly princely sum for “just” a […]


Solvang Century 2013 report: the beef about food

Friday, March 15th, 2013 by tony

Last weekend Roger and I rode the 31st edition of the Solvang Century, this time doing the metric century. Overall it was a great ride for us, but the cost was a wallet-draining $140 for the two of us as a tandem team; a solo registration costs $85. Ouch! This got me thinking about the […]


Cinderella Century on Saturday, April 6!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by tony

The 37th edition of the venerable Cinderella Century takes place on Saturday, April 6. This ride can bring out as many as 2,500 participants and is probably the largest women-only ride in the country, if not the world. Last year’s ride was bombarded with heavy rain and horrific, near-horizontal winds. But this year’s prolonged drought […]