Author Archives: Biking Viking

USA Pro Cycling Challenge begins

Although I cannot be there, the race begins today. There were quite a few more cyclists seen about town this past week, dressed in their best kits, rolling their aero wheels and latest technology (I have seen some Di2). The Governor even gave a brief interview at the Broncos game on Saturday – this is read more »

Accidental Therapy

For many years now my flat feet have struggled with the beating put forth during any given day of cycling. After suffering through and treating plantar faciitis as best I could, there was/is soaking those feet in an ice water foot bath with epsom salts, orthotics of varying elevation, and of course being more selective read more »

Great way to start a week

After taking Sunday off (to take care of the yard and the garage), Monday presented a good opportunity to get the week off to a high-mileage start. The commute is typically a 9-10 mile affair, but I decided that with the past two months setting record highs in mileage for the year, that I may read more »

Good Enough Just Got Better

For over a year now I have been eying a wheelset upgrade for the roadie commuter, but could never justify the expense while the existing wheelset was rolling just fine (stock Alex R500’s). Performance has always had a great price on their well-reviewed and popular Forte Titan wheels, but I always miss a sale or read more »

Thanks Troops Foundation

Colorado Springs is a military-heavy town, so stories like this are more obvious than in other places around the nation. This video seems to work only in Internet Explorer 🙁 I tried Chrome and Firefox and do not have Safari. The story involves the Thanks Troops Foundation, a Springs-based organization that helps disabled veterans get read more »

Weathering the Storm

About twenty years ago, here in Colorado Springs one could count on summer showers around 4:00 p.m. for half an hour, which gave way to sunny skies which dried it all up. Until this year that weather pattern had disappeared, and one could count on a dry ride home from work. Yesterday’s monsoon rains were read more »