Tag Archives: fixed gear

Biking

So we are closing on the house next week and then moving in a week later. At that point, I’ll have a 6 mile bike ride to work or a 45 minute bus ride, with a transfer. I’m going to opt for the bike ride. I’ve biked year round before, when I worked for the UW Arboretum and it was a five mile bike ride to and from work. The distance doesn’t bother me, the roads do. Madison is all about keeping the lakes surrounding Continue reading →

On Bikes

I am a bike rider, and I always have been. All through primary school, until I got a car, I rode my bike to and from school everyday. Even in rain and snow and freezing temperatures. In college I rode it a ton too, one winter commuting five miles each way to work, five days a week. Now, I bike to work when the weather suits. I don’t push myself through the snow and rain if I don’t have to because I have a bus Continue reading →

New Bike

I finally broke down and did some major upgrades to the old fixed gear I put together in college. I think the only original parts left are the handlebars and the brake lever. I’ve replaced everything else over the years. Just last week, I replaced the wheels and the frame with those of a bike I just found on the side of the road with a sign that said “Free” on it. The thing was in near perfect condition, but had a weird seat on Continue reading →