2017

Stolen. VanDessel Hellafaster Road bike

My Van Dessel Hellafaster road bike was stolen yesterday November 9th. I will add the serial number soon but for now would you pass this info and picture around Eugene and Portland.  Thanks, Tom. 541-525-5428  

Masters Track Championships

Last month I traveled down to Carson California to watch the masters track championships at the Stub Hub Center Velodrome. I had a great time, but the crowds were very small so there was not the energy in the building that you would expect for an event that draws all the top athletes in all age categories from all over the world. Track racing appears to be a sport of explosive power for short bursts and would have great spectator appeal as the whole track you are able to view from your seat. There are only a dozen or so tracks in the whole of the United States so it appears to not get much exposure.

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is the world’s premier showcase for frame builders and its mission is to celebrate the artistry, skill, and inspiration of their craft. I have attended three shows over the last few years and each year they get bigger and better. Many custom builders of steel, wood, bamboo and carbon with many styles and new innovations.

Snow Day Ride on Klondikes

It was the first time this year I got to break out my Kenda Klondike studded tires (700x35c) and give them a ride. I took a spin down to Market of Choice to pick up groceries while it was snowing. Most MTB tires will go well in soft fresh snow, but when it gets packed, or turns to ice, the Klondikes are the way to go.