Archive for August, 2018

The Bleeding Edge of Old Fartdom

Friday, August 31st, 2018 by tony

On the most recent Social A ride the topic of conversation was…retirement. On club rides you never know what you’ll end up chatting about. More often than not it’s the usual stuff—bike porn, catching up with recent life events, and politics. When I was younger it was usually a running commentary on the hot men […]


Pool Party Proves Perfect

Monday, August 20th, 2018 by tony

  Roger and I—as well as those who participated last year—breathed a sigh of relief when the weather forecasts for the Orinda Pool Party & Ride all came in with moderate temperatures. Last year we endured a sweltering 100+ F day that had the girlie men and manly girls cowering in the shade licking the […]


Not Dead Yet

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by tony

  “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”


Road Tubeless Update

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 by tony

  For almost two years I’ve been running road tubeless tires on my bike and I’ve commented about my experience here and here. It’s been an experiment on several fronts. In addition to using tubeless tires I have also been using sealant, which is optional although often recommended. I have the tires set up on […]