Free Your Mind, And Your Legs Will Follow

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The Kanza packet

Riding with my neighbor Adam who soon moves to China, and the gravemaker

Got some good miles in before I left for texas ~190. Plan on doing about 200-300 this week pending on the weather. Got my DK200 packet in the mail the other day and am getting more and more excited about this race. I plan on trying to race this event and give it my all and see how that ends up....there will be some heavy hitters in the main group so we will see if I can keep up. Glad that everyone that attended the wolfy100 had a great time and props to Mark B on the good riding last week. As Giggles said...we are going to rip the tits off of dirty kanza! Get out and ride!!!

- JB

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Heading to Texas with Jill and my twin brother Matt to visit my mom for 5 days. Will be off of the bike but doing some cross training while down there: this will include running, sit ups, getting hammered, eating tex mex, wandering searching for my own "its a beaver!" t-shirt, describing things by putting "Big-o-" in front of them, staring at peoples mullets, and tanning in my banana hammock. Have a good weekend....back on the bike come monday...large mileage week followed by gravel metric, followed by another good mileage week. To everyone riding the Wolfy....enjoy and have a vodka and club for me. HOOOWWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

- JB

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


50 miles yesterday

Salsa Cycles now at Wheel Fast!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Seven and Graduation

Congrats to Jill and Jamie for graduating from NIU!!! Also a very cool custom Seven that is owned by a nice customer of ours....been riding a lot, 190 last week, plan to do 50 today and 50 tomorrow before leaving for a vacation to Texas to visit my mom. Will return and slay some miles in preparation for the DK200. Ride your bikes to work this week, this month, very day...whatever you can...just don't let that meat loaf!!!

- JB

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Zipp King

When you're building with the King you better be drinking with the King as well....

Rear 24 hole, 2X

Front Radial laced, Sapim spokes, 303 tubular rims

70 miles on thursday

Working every day this week, doing 40-50 miles per day to get some miles in this week. Best.

- JB

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Legend

R.I.P. Larry Lorenz, a very well known rep for the midwest and especially Illinois passed away this Monday. I have known Larry since my first job at a bike shop back in 2001 at RRB Cycles in Mundelein, IL. Larry was a rep for Shimano, Serfas, Bellwether, Yakima, and a number of other companies. His presence was always one that was enjoyed and he truly loved the cycling industry. You will be missed Larry!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Random Stuff

B-Day Sushi

Ryan's Pista

The hill that I ride in Washington Park all the time

Mark Shea with the Rapha Velo Mittens...I don't remember seeing these in the catalog

A few pics of Ferg's new SS

Some wheels that I built. Chub hubs, Sapim spokes, Mavic TN719 rims, tubeless set up

Chin up and Zipper down

- JB