CYCLEBUTTCRACK Purveyors of CHEEKY cycling gear!

CYCLEBUTTCRACK Purveyors of CHEEKY cycling gear! Gather around and I will tell you a story of romance and adventure.  A story where a not-so-young man takes a chance and attempts to build an evil empire.  It all started in my first STP (Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic) in 2004.  It was my goal to make it to the 150-mile mark in Kelso, Washington on day one.  Sadly, my riding partner… Read More »

Cyclists need to get off of the Road!

Cyclists need to get off of the Road! You have heard it or some derivative yelled from the windows of a passing car.  People have asked why, ‘you people’ insist on riding in the road.  Hell I have even read a woman’s dating profile which list cyclists riding in the roads as her biggest pet peeve.  For obvious reasons I would never date someone with such an abhorrent attitude, but… Read More »

Night Rider!

Night Rider.   After years of unusually clear, dry weather in Seattle, this fall has been on the moist side.  I never liked riding in the rain.  My riding schedule has had many rain soaked interruptions.  Also in November, I lived the adventures of Superman when I hit a softball sized stone.  As a result, I barely hit 200 miles on the odometer in November.  December has given us much… Read More »

Cyclists should be forced to have insurance

Oh how I love arguing with bike haters.  Well not really.  They are pig headed, arrogant and can be dangerous when driving.  The vast majority of them drive cars, while talking on their phones, eating or speeding.  Then they have the nerve to say that cyclists do not follow the rules of the road and are rude arrogant road hogs.  The mere presence of cyclists is somehow offensive to the… Read More »

Superman!

Superman!  I am a bit of a fair weather cycling wimp.  I live in Seattle, but hate riding in the rain.  Wow!  Did I ever move to the wrong place!  Anyway, this November has lived up to Seattle’s reputation with lots of damp days and very little commuting for me.  Last Wednesday, I headed out for what would have been only my third bike commute in two weeks.  I was… Read More »

Cyclists should register their bikes

Last week on the blog, we took on the Cliché bike-lash comment ‘Cyclists do not pay for the road.’  It turns out that the post piqued a lot of your interest.  I saw a huge spike in traffic!  Thank you.  It seems a lot of you are tired of this crap too!  Well there is no shortage of cliché bike-lash stupid arguments against cycling and cyclists.  I can keep going… Read More »

Cyclists don’t pay for the road!

Talk to any bike hater and you will hear the same tired arguments.  They have become cliché.  They include: ‘Cyclists don’t pay for the road!  They should not be allowed to use them.’ or ‘Cyclists never follow the rules of the road.’ or ‘All cyclists should pay registration and have a license.’  Blech!  If I had a dollar for every time I heard one of these stupid comments, I would… Read More »

My nemesis.

Every day on my commute, I come face to face with my nemesis.  The Spokane street Bridge.  The Spokane Street Bridge is a concrete double leaf swing bridge.  Here is more information if you are an engineering nerd.    The bridge is a very popular cycling route connecting West Seattle to Downtown Seattle.  There have been over 250,000 bike crossings over the bridge so far this year.  Here are some numbers.… Read More »

Review: 2016 Trek Edmonda SLR 6

Review: 2016 Trek Edmonda SLR 6 Any week long bike tour can be a bit of a haul.  That is even true of RAGBRAI.  On Sunday, I rode over 80 miles and 3,900 feet of elevation gain on my Giant.  On Monday, got wet riding the 2016 Trek Madone 70+ miles.  Here is a link to the review.  On Tuesday, I was back on my trusty steed and I completed… Read More »

My New Favorite Lube!

My New Favorite Lube!   Too much friction in a relationship is certainly an unpleasant experience.  Friction can lead to creaking grinding and damage to the delicate equipment of your undercarriage.  Lube is your friend!  If you are not thinking about lubrication, I can guarantee that your partner is.  Well maybe not…  Actually I am talking about the relationship between you and your bike and the lube I am referring… Read More »