2015

I guess it is that time of year when I reflect back on what 2015 was. In recollection I don’t feel like it was a great year but I really don’t have much to say in the negative category. I rode my bike a lot, albeit  not as often as I would like. I used my bike to raise money… Read more →

Riding the CAMBA Trails

At least once a year I make my way up north to Hayward, Wisconsin. I spent my childhood summers here fishing and playing in the woods surrounding my Grandparents house on Windigo Lake. The house is still in our family but unfortunately I dont get to take an entire summer off anymore, perhaps I need a career change. This year… Read more →

Why Ride?

I thought I would share a little about why I ride, and what riding had done for me. I have always enjoyed riding. As I kid I remember the first time I was allowed to ride around the block alone with my friends. The sense of freedom was amazing. I still get that feeling every time I hope on the… Read more →

Light It Up Blue!

April is Autism Awareness Month, which in my house means celebrating all things Gavin. Gavin is my 4 year old son who was diagnosed with this disorder just about 2 years ago. As you can imagine at the time the news of this was pretty devastating but after we accepted this is fact we have learned to embrace it. Gavin’s… Read more →

Thoughts on Getting Fat

I have been meaning to write this post for sometime but I have been having too much fun enjoy the last remnants of winter. Supposedly this has been the coldest February on record but I have enjoyed pretty much every day of it. Owning a fat bike is a game changer especially if you live in the Midwest. Winters can… Read more →

Tiger 60 Ride

On January 26, 2005 A CH-53E helicopter crashed in Iraq. 30 Marines and a Navy Corpsman where on board. All perished. I will never forget that night. I was on duty at the barracks and a fellow crew chief came in around 4am looking really shaken up. I asked him what was wrong and he just shook his head and… Read more →

2014 Year in Review

2014 was a great year on the bike. I did not get as many miles as I had wanted but every mile seemed meaningful. The year started out brutally cold with what was dubbed the “polar plunge.” This was in stark contrast to the Winter before where temperatures were rather mild.  Yes I am hardcore, but I am not crazy… Read more →

Fatter by the Lake III

Since I got a fat bike now its only logical I should do fat bike things. So of course I jumped at the chance to ride my bike on a state beach located on Lake Michigan. My friend from Wheel Werks, Ryan joined be Sunday morning and we both took off on our new Mukluks to conquer the beach. The… Read more →

The “One Beer Ride”

All through History bikes and beer have been together.  “Bikes.  Beer” those two words just belong together… and they both start with ‘B’ so that is a huge component too.  Today, we are not talking about laying down mileage.  We not talking about speed, gear, or storage.  We’re talking about “The One Beer Ride” or 1BR for short. The 1BR is… Read more →

Fatty Got Fatter

So this year I was lucky enough to get a new fat bike for Christmas. My wonderful wife surprised me with it a few days before the holiday, allowing me to break her in on Christmas Eve. First off I have been considering purchasing a fat bike for about 3 years now, maybe longer haha. I just haven’t been able… Read more →