New Tires With a Twist

Or how I got a Giant Revolt with my new tires…

With the mileage I’m clocking, it is to be expected that you will need to buy new tires every now and then.

More tubes for sure, but the tires will eventually wear out to the point where you’ll need 3 tubes every ride…

Last Saturday, before going to the movies, I entered the LBS for a pair of tires.

Read more

The Rebel Returns

Zwift logoNo, the “Z” is not for Zorro but for Zwift.

Exactly 6 years and 10 days after my last visit, I returned to the realm of Zwift.

As I’ve written in my previous post, Zwift reached out and it looks like they successfully did so 😎

If just 1 out of 5 of the “lost souls” out there – probably on Rouvy, since they’ve added cartoon characters to their RLV videos – bites, a campaign like that is a success…

Read more

To Zwift Or Not To Zwift

Is that even a question?

I mean, I said goodbye to Zwift a few years back as I grew weary of perpetually riding “in” a cartoon world.

Coincidently, I returned to riding cartoon worlds this year when RGT clearly was out of beta and gaining traction.

But in RGT’s realm, you can hardly speak of worlds, or anything even close to Zwift – other than the… cartoons – as it has but a few options.

However, that trial was short-lived, as Wahoo acquired RGT and dubbed/integrated it into SYSTM (along with the Sufferfest they required earlier – nothing is sacred anymore).

And Wahoo (SYSTM) is a hard pass for me, but I can see why it’s a great ecosystem for many.

Today, Zwift reached out…

Read more

Daemon

While I would have liked a Trek Deamon, I was allowed to buy a Trek Émondo.

This post is about how I got away with that…

In 2020, I traded my Sensa for a Trek.

I got the Domane SL 5, which is just above entry level for Trek 😂

(It wasn’t even € 3,000 at the time, they are more expensive now…)

When I got my SpeedMax CF8 a year later, which came with electronic shifting – and “wireless” at that – I was sure I’d never go back to mechanical shifting.

Okay, yes, I got my Sonora MTB this year and it has mechanical shifting, but that was just an extra “fun bike”, costing less than the fork for my SpeedMax…

Read more

About Time

As you will/should know, my favorite cycling activity is destroying myself on as many cols/passes I can find.

While my heart lies in the Dolomites, I never object to any other area with mountains to do that.

The Orange Cheeto has beaten me to it, but I, too, have an announcement to make that actually has any value.

And no, unlike that moron’s, mine – obviously – is not one that will make any MAGAt happy, but I’m sure that none of those is reading my blog.

After all, it’s not about child-trafficking – and worse – reptiles ruling the world or any other conspiracy theory.

Which they love so much they’d kill or die for it, in order to rule the world NAZI-style instead.

Sorry, I got carried a way a bit there and that distracts from the actual announcement.

Read more

Verified by MonsterInsights