2010 Team Clothing

December 25, 2009

At long last, we have finalized the design for the 2010 Team Kit. We have chosen Hincapie Sportswear to manufacture this year’s clothing and have opted for their new Velocity fabric which should prove to be much cooler in the Texas heat.

Please call the Bee Cave store if you wish to join the pre order.

2010 Southwest CycleSport Bib Short

2010 Southwest CycleSport Jersey


Wet Weather Riding

December 13, 2009

After what seemed to be an interminably hot and dry summer, wet winter weather finally arrived in Austin Texas.  Every time that I had a chance to get out on the bike the weather was not being cooperative.  Last week it was the cold; this week it was the rain. 

Well, if they can ride in the rain in the pacific northwest we can certainly do it here.  The only remaining decision was which bike and how to equip it.  I decided that the Felt Dispatch Fixed Gear was the way to go and my friends in Portland convinced me that no foul weather bike would be complete without a rear fender and a front and rear light.  

I tried out the new equipment this weekend and was duly impressed.  The Planet Bike Flipper rear fender was inexpensive, incredibly easy to attach to the seat post and the adjustments were simple and obvious.  But more importantly, the thing works.  It may look a little dorky, but it kept my backside dry and easily kept the rear tire spray to a minimum. I highly recommend it to anyone who rides in the wet and guarantee that it will be worth the investment.

Planet Bike Flipper Fender

6 Year Anniversary

December 5, 2009

December 5, 2009 - 6am CST

Today is the 6 year anniversary of my move to Texas from the great North East. During that time, my riding limits have changed dramatically. There was a time that little cold weather never stopped the Saturday morning ride; man up, put on the proper winter gear and ride until the water bottles freeze.

My, my how things have changed. Twenty three degrees, and here I sit with a heavy sweatshirt and a LL Bean parka not even considering getting on the bike. I wonder if anyone else is going to show up for the morning ride?

I’ve learned a lot of things in the past six years:

  • Breakfast tacos and barbeque are going to be my downfall,
  • Y’all is singular, all y’all is plural,
  • Just up the road a bit could mean a 4 hour drive,
  • 100 degrees is perfect riding weather, and
  • 23 degrees is too freaking cold.