I've just gotten a chance to take my brand new fillet-brazed fixed gear bike I made out for a longer ride around Portland. I built the wheels myself as well. Since this picture, I've managed to wrap the handlebars and attach a brake lever. It cuts the corners like a hot knife through butter, and it's like a race horse out of the starting gate from a stop light.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 27, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Pardon if my French is poor. I mean to say "Tour of Suburban Lakes."
Anyways, I had to get out and explore today. And also, it was time to buy more light bulbs: excellent excuse to go on a ride.
Don't worry, those aren't miles. It's a little over 31.5 miles in total length.…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
So the past few days, I've tried my hand at video production. I felt like you all should know what type of event this will be, and the best way to convey that is through video.
Up until this video, I had never used professional video production software. Izzy and I shot this promo in about an hour and a half at the park. Get excited for the race! We hope you can show up!
RSVP on the…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on November 8, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
My new friend Tom and I departed about 9 am to Brunswick, Maryland from campus. Once we got there we had some quiche and coffee at Beans in the Belfry, and had a great chat with the proprietor, Melanie. It rained the entire ride, the worst toward the end, but we pressed on. We made pretty good time considering the conditions, and I enjoyed it immensely. When I got home, the rain stopped. This was just the way I wanted it,…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 15, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Anyone who rides in the suburbs can tell you that rush hour traffic can be no fun. This ride wasn't so bad until I hit a major bottleneck at Yate's Ford Road. Yet Clifton is a beautiful area. I will admit, I got lost a few times, but it was no big deal.
I came across a BMX rider, who wished me a good day at a light. Most bicycle people are some of really nice, and they often have an unspoken bond with other bicycle people, even if it's not the same type of bike. Makes me feel…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I missed the Redbull Ride N' Style in San Francisco, and so I have to vicariously view it through these videos. It's an annual event they hold which features all the various types of fixed gear riding. They say it grows every year, and I can't say I'm surprised. This is supposed to be a "rough edit," but I think it looks pretty good.
Some extra info and…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 2, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments
This ride was great. The event went so smoothly, and I couldn't have asked for better company. Some people are even sporting the new PC gear!
Thanks to all the folks who came out to the ride, and a big thanks to our sponsors! It was so good, we have to make it a weekly habit. Click here for details.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
So this is exciting! Not only is the website online, it's offline too! In biodegradable form! Read all about it.
Added by Joe Paisley on April 28, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments
Come out to the Pedal Collective Fun Ride and Happy Hour and support the site and some great causes! Not only does it help people with diabetes and people who ride bikes, its also a lot of fun. Oh, and did I mention there's cheap beer and some of these at the end?…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I've been so busy lately! I've had my internship, school, the upcoming event, radio spots, newspaper interviews, different coordination with all sorts of people. Just seems like I haven't had much time to do much of anything, including updating the website. But you guys can help! Add a blog or an…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 24, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments
Added by Joe Paisley on April 17, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Lots of things are happening! Critical Mass DC is tomorrow night, 6pm at Dupont Circle.
Also Tyler Orton, President of the GMU Bike Club, has organized bike maintenance courses for those who wish to attend. The course will be held in Student Union II Meeting room 2 at 5 pm on thefollowing dates with the following topics.
4/4 Minor Adjustments ex: Headsets, Hubs, and other fit adjustments
4/11 Brake Adjustments
Added by Joe Paisley on March 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
So I rode Skyline Drive today. It was one of those rides where you feel really good, and you ride until your legs hate you. I fully intended to post the Strava data, but my phone restarted mid-ride, and all was lost. My dear ol' mother came along with me, toting all the water I ended up consuming. Had it not been for her, I might have boinked. It was gorgeous weather, and I've started working on my cycling tan. What did you ride today?…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 15, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments
I took a short ride to the bank and the grocery store today. It's unnaturally nice outside, so I couldn't waste the weather. I strolled into the store and thought it was a good idea to get a mini keg. It fit right into my bag, and so I took off back to my place. I never knew downhill could be so strenuous. After a mile or two, my beer burden was weighing on me. I could feel its glory in its resistance to gravity on the way up the hills. Feast your eyes:…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 14, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Rapha did this clip not long ago. I really like it. It's a look into the past. There's no doubt the climb and descent of this ride was intense. Maybe one day I'll ride my bike in the Victorian Alps. You can enjoy a bike at any age, and no matter what your ability. It's hard to have a bad ride, as long as you're riding.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on February 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
There's nothing like a ride in the rain. If it's just the right temperature, and you have the right gear, it's almost as good as nice weather. It brings a different element to the ride that you wouldn't have otherwise. I personally hate cold weather, but rain doesn't bother me if I'm in my gear. It's fun. Hopefully the spring will bring more rides like this for everyone. The quaint little towns and the spring showers with beautiful scenery make the ride so much better. And if…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on February 17, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Critical Mass is an interesting phenomenon. Many people don't consider it much of a big deal. But consider this: Critical Mass is held in over 300 cities monthly. Depending on the city and season, anywhere from 30 to 600 or more people show up. I would call that significant. It sounds like a stunted revolution. Don't get me wrong, cars are something that we may never get away from, but bicycles are a primary or alternative means of transportation that should become more feasible every…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on February 11, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments
I ran across a post that the Daily Mail, a UK newspaper published online entitled "Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents." I found it interesting. Will it be better for everyone? Perhaps, if people are smart about it, and the cyclists are skilled. But it could be just a bad decision. What do you think?…Continue
That phrase came to mind during the ride for some reason. Here's an example of the pronunciation I have in mind. Anyways, it was a great ride. Jared always puts on good rides at the shop. The ride was pretty rough in my opinion. It was damp and challenging. There were were some pretty good climbs with a lot of gravel and mud. I love that in a road ride. A lot of people are put off by gravel or dirt on a road bike and only ride…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on February 5, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments
So I rode to school today, and I'm glad I did. It was a pretty quick commute and a nice day for it. I was in a really good mood because I got the stickers in the mail! If you want one, please let me know! But anyways, on the way back I found this cool kid's toy. It's an imitation ipod. Evidently a kid threw it out of a moving car window. Finder's keepers. It plays this cool bicycle song, which you can …Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on February 2, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments