Archive | November, 2011

A dirt ride in Marin

I went on a fun dirt ride yesterday, and used Strava for the first time.  It’s a fun website where you can track your rides and compare with other Strava members using an iPhone, Android or Garmin device.  It works like a social network, and you can join different teams to compete in challenges.  I’m […]

What’s New.

I’m now writing the blog for the shop I work at, American Cyclery.  You can check it out at This shouldn’t detract too much from the posting here, and in fact I’m hoping to increase my posting frequency. I got two more Unknown Rolls of film developed the other day, unfortunately not too much […]

No More Big Extremes!

Schwalbe has really dropped the ball on their current tire offerings for the expedition touring crowd.  I just noticed that they have discontinued the Marathon Extreme tire in all sizes except for the 26×2.0” and 700x42mm.  This means that Schwalbe has absolutely zero Marathon tires in the 26×2.25” size, which I believe is a huge […]

camping, an art show, and a fun new toy!

I’ve been running around and doing lots of riding since the last post.  Living in the Presidio has been great for the base mileage, I have to ride to get ANYWHERE! Thanks to everybody who came out to the BikeShare presentations, it was a great show, even if we did get rocked by an earthquake! […]