Free Your Mind, And Your Legs Will Follow

Thursday, December 30, 2010

South Carolina Riding

Went to visit my dad in Beaufort, SC and did some riding around the area. Very cool roads, bike friendly, interesting scenery...threw in a couple other pictures taken on my dad's dock and also at the beach. Thanks to John at Low Country Bicycles for hooking me up with a route as well.

- JB

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vanilla and Chocolate

The new Gunnar Crosshairs!!!! Finally Here!!! Just built it up, vanilla milkshake paint, all brown Chris King bearing surfaces, 34/46 salsa chainrings, paul neo-retro brakes, thomson seatpost, brooks saddle, ITM stem, Nitto noodle bars, XT rear derailleur, Ultegra front der., 11-34 cassette in the back. Hope to put some serious miles on this bike and use it for the Trans Iowa race, tires are subject to change and I still need to dial my position, but I am so PUMPED to have this!!!!

- JB

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

Classic photo taken last year with Ari and Erico at the NCC holiday party.

Merry Christmas to everyone, don't eat too much (or do), travel safe, keep the legs fresh....and as the handsome fellow in the picture with the red sweater on would say..."Don't let your meat loaf", Happy Holidays everyone!

- JB

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cold Commutes

Weather started to warm up a bit, snow and ice melted the trail out, commuting still in progress.

- JB

Wheel Fast Christmas

Thanks to all that came out to the Wheel Fast Christmas party. Good food, good beer, good friends. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Its Winter...

Winter at Wheel Fast means: Overhauls and High End bike builds...

Holiday Party at the shop this saturday...come and join us in celebrating a great cycling and holiday season!

- JB

Thursday, December 9, 2010

ARI - Snow bike master

NCC Stay Moving Clinic - Snowbikes with Ari from Tobie DePauw on Vimeo.

My good friend/colleague/mentor...Ari... has a very insightful presentation on the new snow bike craze (even though the pugsley has been around forever and no one noticed) and good ideas on how to stay moving at a presentation from NCC conveniently named "stay moving clinic". Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Odds n' Ends

A must have if you are a mechanic...

Secret Trans Iowa V.7 map holder prototype

Rebuilding a Mavic R-Sys Wheel

Monday, December 6, 2010

Riding as of late....

We have not gotten any snow down in Springfield yet like my buddies up north have. But, we have had some bitter freezing temperatures....lows of 10-15, highs of get the idea. Been wearing fleece knickers under my thermal windproof bibs, with a regular jersey, thick wool jersey, and nike thermal jacket. Wool gloves with a thick wind shell over them, headsweats hat and neck/ear warmer, wool socks and thick neoprene shoe covers. This has been working for now but more bundling is probably to come as the temps continue to drop. Stay warm while riding!

- JB

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Rules


#6, and #58 are my favorites so far.....

- JB

Dave's 650B

Dave, who works at the shop, got a smoking deal on this Haro Beasley SS 650B'er. A couple custom upgrades including pedals, skewers, grips, lip lock, new bars (I scored the original and hard to find Mary bars) and some jagwire cables and housing make the bike look pretty badass. Congratulations David. Ride On.

- JB

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Was at Barnes and Noble on the day off and picked up a very classy magazine named Peloton. The cover was a shiny black with beautiful black and white pictures inside, classy layouts, rapha interviews, Sweetpea framebuilder interview, and a cool picture of a '49 Wilier. The magazine was pricey but worth having around, check it out if you ever see it....

- JB