Category Archives: alternatives

Cycling: What to do if I can’t ride.

Cycling: What to do if I can’t ride. If you are the one who follows this blog, then you know that I broke a wheel.  I was climbing the short, steep section of road a block away from work when one of the 20 massive bladed spokes snapped.  Sadness 🙁  Cycling was built into my routine.  During the summer, I have been averaging 400 miles a month.  I typically ride… Read More »

Carbon Concerns Part 2… Carbon alternates.

Carbon is a great material and bicycle manufacturers have embraced as a material for bicycle frames as well as components.  It is a fantastic material!  It is light strong and can be layered in limitless configurations.  However, as discussed in part one of this series, carbon does have a few drawbacks.  It is prone to failure due to impacts and abrasion, it requires a significant amount of energy to produce, and… Read More »