Ok, as some of you may know I have two old cruisers that i picked up at a garage sale a few summers back and I am finally going to clean em up. There is some rust on the handle bars and I dont know of the best way to get it off. Anyone have any ideas?
Seriously guys, if you ever drive to SF, bring your road bikes (or MTB) and let me show you around. This ride was very nice, including the GGB, several redwoods, rolling meadows, a state park, lots o' little towns, a sea breeze and right around 60 degrees F the whole time.
I love when I can confidently say that a purchase was more than well worth it and today I am saying it loud and clear...THESE BIKES WERE SO WORTH IT! (not that i didn't know they would be but I'm just letting everyone know.)
Kristen and I have been riding quite a bit but this morning we finally got out on a longer ride. We went out to Avon, Utah and it was beautiful the whole way (sorry no photos). We passed through Paradise and let me just say that it lives up to the name. The town is small and very farm centered. The houses that you pass on the road are amazing! They are all pretty big, but that "farm" big not that "Midway-Switzerland souvenir shop" big. It was definitely fun to ride through.
The road was clear pretty much the entire time and we only had one Douche truck pass us. It was a great ride totalling 32.6 miles. I love bikes.
So to be honest flip-flop wheels have mostly been flip and no flop. The past 3 weeks though I've been flopping the crap out of them. Meaning, I've been riding fixed. Most people that read this are probably thinking big deal, but the way I ride is fast and crazy, so the brakeless fixed aspect is chilling in a pinch. Pinches are a common occurrence for me. Regardless it's been a fun learing curve. Most places are extremely hilly so its a little easier to get the skids going. Also, it took me a while to realize that the skids got easier the farther over the bars I leaned. Its amazing how far you can go over the top of those bad boys. So now skidding is like it was when I was 8 doing it after every forward movement. The joy of skidding and whipping your tire around to the side to turn left or right is just instinctually badass and adoringly juvenille. O, and when I say brakeless I really mean that the brakes are still on there I just try not to use them. I'll make the switch completely soon, maybe.
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