Gears for Years

Rear Tarmac

How quickly perspectives change….used to curse compacts with pie plates in the back, and was embarrassed to have a 25 or 26 cog. Rode a 55/44 for a while too back in the day, but now recovering from tendinosis, will take all the gears I can get. Back on the bike after the holiday, and out in the cold, shared a story today on Medium Bicycles about the winter kit I’m wearing. Embro too, of course, with many more miles this winter to follow.


That’s with a 52/36 and an 11/28 on the Tarmac Disc, if you’re wondering.

Riding or Shopping?


We’re out riding in the cold, but if you’re shopping today and for the rest of the holidays, Clip-n-Seals make a great, fresh gift (as they have for like a decade). Find them on Amazon, Pinterest (in app), and directly in Twitter.

The original Clip-n-Seals are designed here in Seattle and made in Yakima, Washington by the same people that share all the bike riding with you.

A Daily Commute on the Golden Gate

A photo posted by Byron (@bikehugger) on

Golden Gate, as seen by Tiny Black Box on his daily commute and a vignette he shared in issue 30. On iTunes and the Web, our magazine costs $4.00 an issue or $16.00 for a subscription.

We’re off enjoying the holiday, riding, and hope your are too. Thanks for following and subscribing.

Cold Dust

While editing and assembling Issue 30, about the Cold, listened to Gary Numan live. The disco, dystopian beats reminded me of how it feels out there in the cold, alone, putting the time in. As Patrick Brady shared in the free cover story, it isn’t the breezy pleasure of a summer day. It isn’t carefree. It isn’t a triumph of the will. It’s tapping out a tempo and the base miles are like pennies in a piggy bank. They aren’t sexy, but they do add up.

I Am Dust, embedded above, is from Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) released in 2013.

Issue 30 It’s Cold Outside

Issue 30 Cover

There was a time, not so long ago, when cycling was seasonal, but not anymore. Equipment and gear, tires, and the bikes are all so good now, you can ride in all seasons, and we sure do. On iTunes and the Web, Issue 30 costs $4.00 an issue or $16.00 for a subscription. With the release of the issue, I also want to thank you for subscribing. We’re taking a few days off for the holiday and riding this Friday. Hope you are too.

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