Monday, January 31, 2011

Here we go again.............

Glad i have my new Conti Studded Snow Tires....

Going to hit the bike this afternoon and do a snow ride. Not much happening here on Milwaukee's East Side now, but I know it will soon. Lake affect...
So im getting my riding cloths together and I will ride to Roast have a cup of Java then hit the road. Maybe do like 20 miles....

Look at this forecast.... WOOOOOHOOOOOOO

Wheel & Sprockets Winter Riding Clinic on Feb 9th 6:30PM

Friday, January 28, 2011

Great Snowy Day Ride

Well cleaned the bike is ready to ride. Cleaned, Lubed, Tires Aired...
Headed to the Eastside from Brookfield... It was a good ride lots of the snow melted but I was ready..

We also got a stock of the Conti studded tires..

Then after riding about 20 miles I stopped at roast for a cup of coffee at Roast... See the Lefty in the Snow?

See what Waxing your bike does, This was after like 20 miles most of the Snow just sheds off..

Thursday, January 27, 2011

See Spike Claws Shed Snow

See that halo around my front tire? That's snow being ejected out the front of my fenders. These Continental Spike Claw tires shed snow better than any other snow tire I've ridden. I highly recommend them. Also check out the Niterider MiNewt.700 Dual lights on the handle bar. A great light set to be sure.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011



Monday, January 17, 2011

Burrrrrrr chilly temps..

The next few post's will be on clothing and what you need, to be warm, dry, and comfortable so you "enjoy the ride"
Make sure you are covered in this bitter cold.

Lows will be below zero for the next few days starting with
Temps drooping tomorrow that's why taking snow bike out a lil early while still on the 20's...on my day off.. Got to ride there's like 6 or so inches of snow out there... "Life IS short, Enjoy the Ride"

20+ mile snow ride Using the new Continental Nordic Spike Studded Snow Tires

Yes this is on a frozen pond used for Hockey... Yes we had to ride on the ice and the Continental Nordic Spike Tires Performed perfect! If your going to ride in snow and ice these tires are a must!

Look at the Milwaukee Art Museum< it was actually open at night Awsum site.




On the dock outside Discovery World

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Conti... Studded tires, OMG, GREAT!

Well here in Milwaukee it snowed a few inches a day for the past like 5 days so there'

s some good snow... Fresh was a few inches it did over today, It made it perfect for a good eve ride so about 7pm I decided to ride to Tristans house and we went for a ride.....OMG!!!!!! Talk about fun just did over 20 miles with the new Conti. Studded tires, WOW Talk about confidence! And Pretty fast... Tristan and I just rode... where ??? south, almost by the airport somewhere? Then east to Bayview then to water... We were done, cold, tired so finally we hopped the bus both really tired.

And I have to teach a spin class in the am... I'm going to crash... What a great ride!
I'll post pics tomorrow, Good Night

Snow bikeing with snow tires

Tristan testing his mission workshop bag to the limits. Snow biking home with 4 new snow tires for Brian and I. I only wish I could have put them on the bike before I left. I could have used some new tread that night.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Cycling Clinic

Well Feb 9th at 6:30 We will be holding a winter riding clinic at Wheel And Sprocket Brookfield
The clinic will involve all aspects of winter riding from how to dress to how to equip and maintain your bike and yourself for the harsh Midwest winters.
We will be going in depth about winter wear, winter riding, safety, Lighting, and preparing and maintaining the bike.
If your interested in signing up for this free clinic contact me at,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow................... WoooHooooooo

Last night was awsum I didn't want to go home... Weather felt warm I must of been dressed right. After discussing the winter clinic with Tristan I went for a ride at 7pm did about 15 miles and it was great..... New Snow Bike rode perfect!
Today were supposed to get 3 to 4 more inches and well I'll be riding in it today... It is a great workout... Pure Power.... Like riding in snow...LOL
After 2 days of snow riding the bike will need a lil maintenance... In the following few days I'll talk about how to care for your bike.... Have fun be careful and RIDE......

Monday, January 10, 2011


Milwaukee got about 3-4 inches of snow today... I was off today and just rode to the coffee shop this morning as snow was starting but I will be riding a bit this eve...
I just need to get out of the house so a little later I'm going to do a snow ride.....
Looks like light powder.... Just going to do a few miles tonight, I have got lights charging and getting my winter gear out..
It is in the high 20's so should be a good ride... I wont have to bundle up to much...
Going to head to Tristan's house to talk about the blog and to set schedule on our Winter Clinic...

Tomorrow another 3-4 inches of snow...... Winter is here.... cold is cold but snow is winter....

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Commuthing then Riding Indoors


First kick off of a new spin studio and well after my 15 mile commute I'll be instructing it.... All good tomorrow will be making up for my slacking off.
I will be hitting training hard this next coming weeks and will introduce training and commuting rides can intertwine. It has been cold here in the midwest highs in the low 20's tomorrow should be about 13 degrees for my commute, then time to workout... So my commute will be my Cold War Up...LOL
So dressing right will be very important... must cover every inch of skin...
Hopefully soon we will be setting up a clinic for wintercyclingmilwaukeestyle at Wheel And Sprocket in Brookfield...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Today not so bad it is already 20 degrees

Today it is not so bad it is in the 20's but windchill about 5...
I will be riding with about 40 lbs of air in my tires cus of snow and ice on the ground and will be wearing my rain pants and show covers as it will be a wet ride.
Remember if riding in all this road grime to ck your running gear... Keep it clean and it will last.... Any questions on keeping your ride maintained just shoot us a e-mail or post a comment.... T9 works great for chain and cogs and something like Tri-Flo works great on pivots on derailleurs and in shifters... Don't forget your cables... In the next few days we will be posting more maintenance tips. Ok time for me to get ready for my commute just heard the weather it is supposed to be colder tomorrow.... dress warm and have a great ride... cover up be safe and remember to have fun!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Drinking hot coffee ....Thinking of what I will be wearing for my commute today.
Layers yes but will need my winter coat and well when it is this cold its not easy I will be sweating underneath there's just no stopping it... It is all about covering every inch of skin and wearing lots of Windstopper/Barrier style clothing....

Products like this are essential to staying warm..

This too...

The Pearl Izumi products are of good quality and fairly priced....

Stay warm and enjoy your ride, there's nothing like the peace and tranquility of being on your bike.... The freedom that just is not there in a car....

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Great Ride today

Just back for a great ride.... actually was one of those days where I dressed right...
Rode a good 20+ miles and did a few hill repetes too, that was not easy on my commuter..... LOL that altera hill 6 times was a killer....

25 degrees and lil snow on the ground.....

Headed to my fav coffee shop today, it was not a bad ride, 25 degrees is a tough temp.
It is all about dressing right, Today was base layer and tights with windpants, base layer and jearsy, and my windstopper Pearl Pro Jacket, balaclava and gloves...
perfect for my short ride... with snow and ice I dropped tire pressure to 40lbs and PERFECT..... I will be heading for a longer ride this afternoon, it is all about dressing right and enjoying the ride!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Ready for a new week... Cold one!

Today not so bad, it is starting out in the 20's here in Milwaukee.... Today I am getting a ride to work with my bike but will be making the 15 mile commute home... Remember dress warm and cover up, windchill still being in the single digits. In the following posts we will tell our stories of winter riding, some reviews of clothing and bike equipment including winter maintenance....
Being employed by one of the biggest bike shops in the country we get some good support from the company and various manufactures too.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My YouTube Story: Danny MacAskill

WHAT A PHENOMENON...............

Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home"

Welcome 2010!

Well winter is back upon us waking up to 25MPH winds and temps in the low 20's that brings windchills near zero..... Cover up if your going to ride today... Everyone should always try to ride on major hollidays...
New Years being one of those i try to ride on, even if it is a short ride, just to ride on New Years in Milwaukee says something....Were nuts...
So dress warm and get out and ride the roads are dry so pick a bike and ride.... Today I think we will take a ride down to Bradford Beach for the Polar Bear Challenge.... Now there freeken nuts!

Hmmmmm, Bamboo SS. Bamboo Road? with this wind I think gears would be a good idea....