Monday, January 30, 2006

Single Speed - RU Style

It looks like we might be fielding quite the single speed team for the mountain bike season. 4 of us are now rocking single speed mountain bikes.

We're either very tough or youthful and crazy.

I haven't decided.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Winter Riding

Hey all,
I've been riding consisting throughout December and January and have learned a couple of things:

1. There is a big difference between 30 degrees and 20 degrees. There is not a difference between 50 degrees and 40 degrees. I am devoting the rest of my life to figuring out how this can be possible.

2. No matter how many pairs of socks you wear, dipping your feet in water is not a good idea.

3. If you would like to learn to single speed, ride when it is below freezing and make sure you go through a stream or two. BAM!! Instant single speed due to frozen derailleurs.

4. Riding in snow is the most fun you can have on a bike. Especially if you use a cross bike.

5. Riding on a sheet of ice sucks.

6. Riding a trainer indoors should only be considered if your front door is completely blocked by snow. For every 5 degrees below 25, just add another pair of tights and an extra longsleeve jersey. Apologize to your hands and toes because they are shit out of luck.


P.S. Does anyone want to buy me booties and a thick windproof gloves?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Exciting sponsorship news!

Maul Electric, Inc. has signed on to sponsor the Rutgers University Cycling team for 2006. In doing so, Maul Electric, Inc. joins a host of NJ-based companies to support the Rutgers cycling team.

We all wish to thank Maul Electric, Inc. and our other sponsors for their continued support.