April, 2014

Destination Italy


“Let’s face it, every bicycle rider wants to get to Italy: the land of the Giro, L’Eroica, la dolce vita. According to a poll in BICYCLING magazine a few years ago, 30% of cyclists yearned for Italy (beating out France by 3%). I knew I had fallen in love with cycling in Italy on my … continue reading

Suggested Reading: Books


If you like riding vintage steel bikes, you probably like reading about them as well. Here’s a listing of some books and magazines that record the history of their development, the key marques, as well as the events and races that championed their evolution. Below are the books with a capsule description of their content. … continue reading

Steel Bike Adventures


More Steel Bike Adventures. Fast forward to 2006. I relocated from the Midwest to the East Bay area of California. While not quite Europe and its notable respect for cyclists, N. California is a paradise for US cyclists: the consistent weather, the varied terrain, the infectious bike culture – all reinforce a compelling dictum to … continue reading