Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Voice of TREADHEADCYCLING

We are still figuring this out, but I want to consistently post relevant cycling information with you all on a timely basis.  I will work to keep it current and fresh.  This is your blog, so let me know!

Last Call for Sizing

There is still a little time to stop by RRB to try on jerseys and short (bibs).  There are two different cuts of jersey, so see which one is a better fit for you.  Again, you are going to love the new color scheme.  The old was great, but what I personally like is a whole new take.  And of course we have some new sponsors on board and on our kits.  And one of those sponsors is Next Door Pub.

Speaking of Next Door Pub

Friday, April 24th at 5:30 is our Spring Social at Next Door Pub, located in Lake Geneva at 411 Interchange Road MAP.  Details are:  Forthcoming as soon as I have them. Check back!  But do save the date!  But beer, pizza, soda, cyclists NOT in spandex (Butch, you are hearing me on this, right?)  See you there!  And invite a friend- a roadie, a fatty, a WORS racer, a recumbent rider, a cruiser, a BMX’er, a commuter, a …. you get my drift!  We are about riding bikes.

Knock Off The Dust & Rust

A great idea is floating around of a DIY Bike Wash at RRB.  Any interest in giving your steed a little TLC and attention?  Maybe riding before or after?  Let me know, and stay tuned for further details.  Why yes, I do intentionally try to get you repeatedly visit TREAD THREAD.  That is the purpose, to have a reliable place you can get what you need on our local bike scene.  RIDEGUYGARY

I Want To Ride My Bicycle…

I want to ride my bicycle!!!!  The weather is not looking good per Weather Underground for Lake Geneva this Tuesday or Thursday.  I have a short route I want to introduce, and the first decent day on a Tuesday or Thursday I plan to start out of RRB at a comfortable pace.  The loop is about ten miles, and if we like it, we can do it twice.   This loop will not be part of our normal routes, but is an informal little tune up ride.   Stay tuned for details.

Butch Says:  Canopy is dry and rideable!  Please be sure to stop by the Visitor Center on the opposite side of the road and sign in.  There is a fee for daily or yearly trail access.

Thursday Night Fat Bikes (and weight challenged tires as well) are still going on.  As of now, I do not have the starting location, but will update once I have it.  Check back.

My Mother-In-Law Would Like To Do Some Day Rides:  Part of this forum to share information and foster communication. So, what better place than here to start a dialogue! Would anyone like to start up a network of riders who seem to ride at non-standard times?  (i.e. those of us without normal jobs or set hours?)  Let’s talk!  You can reach me at rideguygary@gmail.com or 262-903-9250.  I am happy to facilitate or make introductions.

A Great Read For Anyone

This article is from Al Izykowski.  I only met Al once briefly.  His son is an Olympic bronze medalist speed skater and the current coach of the US Team.  Civilians often don’t get why we ride bikes.  And cyclists don’t all get why some of us ride fat bikes in extreme conditions.  Al’s piece is a testament to riding a bike, but more than that a testimony to living life.  I don’t know about you, but every time I throw my leg over a saddle, I feel like I am really living.  Al paints a beautiful picture of joy and suffering and inspires me to get out there!  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Read Al’s post at The Art of Really Living 10 PM, 5 Degrees, Getting Off A Couch.

Keep the Rubber Side Down & See You on the Roads, Trails, & By-Ways

Gary

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