Team Earworm

I will be leaving for RAGBRAI in less than a month.  After a tough year both personally and professionally, RAGBRAI will be a great escape.  There is a lot of work to be done, before the ride, but since I am riding solo, there is not a lot of coordination to be done. However, it would be fun to ride with a team!  I have even put some thought into… Read More »

A new hope…

A new hope…   Blogging came to me out of necessity.  I started the BUTTCRACK Blog to get people to my website and hopefully to buy CYCLEBUTTCRACK Jerseys, T-shirts and eventually stickers.  To my amazement, I actually started to enjoy blogging.  Even more surprising, people started reading and following my blog.  I have been recognized by strangers on bike rides thanks to my blog.  I average over 2,000 views a… Read More »

I am an idiot cyclist

I am an idiot cyclist… Anywhere there are people complaining about cyclists and sharing the road, you are likely to hear the same tired argument.  ‘How do you expect us to share the roads when those asshole cyclists don’t follow the rules of the road.  Cyclists never stop at stop lines or stop lights.’  Sigh.  I am so sick of this tired, sad argument.  Most cyclists are also drivers, as… Read More »

I am an IDIOT DRIVER

I am an idiot driver… It happens to the best of us, unfortunately I had to drive my car to run errands in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Seattle.  It was a bright sunny day and I was heading downhill on a two-was two lane road with a bike lane next to parallel parking stalls.  Not the ideal situation for cyclists being a prime zone to win a door prize. … Read More »

RAGBRAI 2015 Pass through BEER!

RAGBRAI 2015 Pass through BEER!  On my first RAGBRAI, I felt lost.  I am used to having access to literally hundreds of Craft BEER options in Seattle.  That is not the case in Iowa.  Though their Craft Brew industry may still be small, that does not mean that you cannot find fine Craft BEER.  You just have to look for them. Last time, I covered the craft breweries located in overnight… Read More »

Review: Scott Solace 30

Review: Scott Solace 30 So I let it slip to Cyclebuttcrack a few months ago that I am on the hunt for a new bike. Somehow, I agreed to use my bike search as part of a guest blog for Cyclebuttcrack. Anyway,  I am looking for the elusive “all-a-rounder” bike. I generally ride steel bikes (I currently ride a Soma Double-Cross touring/CX/commuter) which I love tremendously, but was looking something in… Read More »

RAGBRAI 2015… What you need to know. Part 2 Where the BEER at?

RAGBRAI 2015…  What you need to know.  Part 2. Where the BEER at? If you read part one of RAGBRAI 2015…  What you need to know, you know that there will be craft BEER options on RAGBRAI whether or not the overnight town has a brewery.  Thank goodness!  Enjoying well crafted, tasty barley sodas is the cherry on top of a hell’a fun event.  If you want to experience the growing… Read More »

RAGBRAI 2015… What you need to know.

RAGBRAI 2015…  What you need to know. Anyone who talks to me about cycling knows that I love RAGBRAI.  Going halfway across the country to ride my bike across Iowa is a great escape.  It is a giant rolling party.  RABGRAI has also been great for CYCLEBUTTCRACK.  CYCLEBUTTCRACK participated in its first bike expo at RAGBRAI and previous blog posts about the ride have been wildly popular.  I am very… Read More »

Drivetrain Maintenance Part 2 The DEEP CLEAN

Drivetrain Maintenance Part 2 The DEEP CLEAN The Drivetrain DEEP CLEAN is a more intensive servicing of your drivetrain when The WIPE is not enough.  It is best done at least once a month depending on weather conditions.  During my Seattle winter commute season, I may need to deep clean my drivetrain once a week.  I always make sure to do a deep clean before a big ride like a… Read More »