All Blog Posts Tagged 'road' (27)

Georgia Visit

This past weekend I got the pleasure of spending some time cycling in Georgia.

Georgia has beautiful scenery, along with humidity and bugs.

A small price to pay for this sort of riding.

The Silver Comet Trail is excellent.  And…


Added by Joe Paisley on May 29, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rapha: Santa Rosa

I didn't get a chance to ride Santa Rosa during my tour.  It looks like I would have loved it.

Who doesn't love that weightless feeling you get coming out of a switchback?  It definitely makes things interesting.  And the cattle grates.

I can identify with Andy on two things:  I am just riding my bike to explore,…


Added by Joe Paisley on November 17, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Avon Celli e L’Eroica

I'd love to make it to one of these rides one day.  It has to be an experience doing it like they did decades ago.  Gotta love those gravel roads, nothing like it.

Added by Joe Paisley on September 20, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments

Baby Giro

Joe Dombrowski, a bud of mine from a while back, is doing great riding for Bontrager-Livestrong.  It's really cool knowing a guy who lives right down the road from me in Marshall, VA is racing and winning in exotic localities all over the world.  He's a beast for sure, a great climber, and he's got a bright future ahead of him.  Congratulations Joe!



Added by Joe Paisley on June 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ride through Shenendoah

This past weekend Josh and I did a two rides.  I did it partly to see how my bike might feel loaded down, and partly to enjoy the change of scenery.  There's no doubt about it, climbing with extra weight can cook your legs fast, but it was so much fun.  We camped at Natural Chimneys campground.  We stopped after the first day's ride and took a swim in the Maury River.  We agreed we couldn't think of a better way for a ride to end.

It rained for part of the second day's ride, but we…


Added by Joe Paisley on June 20, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Giro d Italia - Stage 17

Canada’s Michael Barry of Sky Procycling and Dan Lloyd of Team IG-Sigma Sport ride stage 17 of the Giro up the Passo Giau and provide their insights on the route.

Listening to these guys, you really get a sense of what it might be like climbing and descending in a…


Added by Joe Paisley on May 26, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

First Fast Road Ride in a While

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…


Added by Joe Paisley on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

2012 Rapha Women's Prestige

Rapha has been turning out videos so often lately, it's hard for me to keep up.  But I love it!

You get a little bit of a rider profile for a good amount of the ladies, which I find inspiring.  I can definitely dig what they said about getting away from civilization and enjoying the scenery.  Hearing each dream is great too.

"116 miles, 8800' climbing"…


Added by Joe Paisley on May 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Van Diemen's Land

I saw this on Prolly's site, and it is awesome.  It's the sort of stuff that makes you speechless, and inspired.  Rapha doesn't make bad videos, they can find the most epic rides.  This place looks so brutal and unforgiving.  Props to the riders!  It makes me want to ride so much, but at the same time, it makes me want to curl up in a little ball of tired pain and fall asleep.  It's the weekend, the bike awaits!…


Added by Joe Paisley on March 30, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments


These streets look interesting.  I haven't made it to Norway yet, and it looks pretty cool to me.  The track bike Rapha did this little bit of city riding with is the Condor Lavoro.  Check it out:

Added by Joe Paisley on March 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Skyline Climb

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?…


Added by Joe Paisley on March 15, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Getting Gritty

I enjoy taking my road bike on gravel and dirt.  I think it makes it a lot more interesting, and its definitely more challenging.  The climbing is rough, and the descents are way more fun.  This article was interesting to me.  What are your thoughts of riding off pavement?

Who says a road…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 28, 2012 at 12:26am — No Comments

Enjoy Your Bike

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.…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments


I watch this and I think to myself, is this what dreams of cycling look like once you translate them into a film clip?  It could be.  Mogwai is a great post-rock band.  I would recommend them to anyone, and the rider in this clip has an excellent style in hair.  Don't you think?

Added by Joe Paisley on February 19, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments


We did the Pacman route today.  I didn't know it would work out that way, but it did.  It was a nice little ride with Ayoob and some of his friends.  Walter had a sweet little Centurion, which I could definitely admire.  It was a pretty relaxed pace, we made a few stops here and there.  A lot of it was trail riding, but some of it was some nice roads.  Nothing too frantic, which I can appreciate.  There was a…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Rapha's Little Switzerland

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…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 17, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Thoughts on the Road

I found this video quite interesting.  Why is it we behave differently in different contexts?  I've always found that most of the time people walking or biking are much more understanding and courteous than those who are surrounded by a steel box propelled by fossil fuels.  Blame it on endorphins perhaps, but there's something to the notion that riding is not only fun, it changes who we are for the better.  We all get worked up when traffic is uncooperative, but its not often we get mad at…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 13, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Liz Hatch

I'm not one to post a lot of videos about girls who ride bikes and take scandalous pictures. That's not what this site is about.  Yet, this lady is a monster.  She's not model, she's a professional cyclist.  I felt this interview was very well done.  She talks about what her experiences have been, her challenges, and the lifestyle she's chosen by racing for a living.  I have a lot of respect for her.  The bit about the turpentine made me crack up.…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 6, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Carbon Road Carving Lines

If you haven't seen this yet, it's pretty impressive.  These guys have true faith in their equipment.  I have to say, its a wonder something didn't break.  It goes to show you how well quality carbon can hold up.  Those are some pretty tight rim brakes too.  Enjoy!

Added by Joe Paisley on February 6, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments

His Motha was a Mudda

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…


Added by Joe Paisley on February 5, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments


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