Deflated

So what is the common rate for getting flats on a road bike? So far since I’ve had my bike, I’ve had to replace my rear tube 3 times in since October with maybe 300 miles ridden on it. It might be from having a pinch, being deflated, or just a bad tire? When I got the bike, they didn’t come with the stock Bontrager wheels that came with it, instead I got left with some *spectacular* base model Kenda tires and Xero Lite CXR6 wheelsets. I think that will be somewhere I will have to invest some money in order to ensure a durable ride. I know that flats are bound to happen and everyone fixes them from time to time. More often then not, even? That frequency is something I ponder.Anyway, so I am wondering what is a good budget wheelset to consider without going overboard on budget. I am seriously amazed just how much of a money pit this sport can turn out to be. Considering that some of the wheels and the tires you invest in are just as much as those you can put on a car or a motorbike. How do you know what your budgets limits really are and when you do spend that much, what is the duration of the product? I love biking but wow, all you want is money, money, money! I guess it kinda works out like any other relationship. 😛 Cheap blow.Well, the Christmas season is here and the weather is nice and chilly out. The new year is going to bring out the adventurer in a lot of people due to certain New Year resolutions, the big “2010” year to make something happen and just a fresh start. It’s going to be exciting next year. A lot of new frontiers for myself and a couple projects I’m working on and possibly in my career as well. It’ll be interesting, that’s for sure. I need to get some winter riding clothes. Suggestions?

Deflated

So what is the common rate for getting flats on a road bike? So far since I’ve had my bike, I’ve had to replace my rear tube 3 times in since October with maybe 300 miles ridden on it. It might be from having a pinch, being deflated, or just a bad tire? When I got the bike, they didn’t come with the stock Bontrager wheels that came with it, instead I got left with some *spectacular* base model Kenda tires and Xero Lite CXR6 wheelsets. I think that will be somewhere I will have to invest some money in order to ensure a durable ride. I know that flats are bound to happen and everyone fixes them from time to time. More often then not, even? That frequency is something I ponder.

Anyway, so I am wondering what is a good budget wheelset to consider without going overboard on budget. I am seriously amazed just how much of a money pit this sport can turn out to be. Considering that some of the wheels and the tires you invest in are just as much as those you can put on a car or a motorbike. How do you know what your budgets limits really are and when you do spend that much, what is the duration of the product? I love biking but wow, all you want is money, money, money! I guess it kinda works out like any other relationship. 😛 Cheap blow.

Well, the Christmas season is here and the weather is nice and chilly out. The new year is going to bring out the adventurer in a lot of people due to certain New Year resolutions, the big “2010” year to make something happen and just a fresh start. It’s going to be exciting next year. A lot of new frontiers for myself and a couple projects I’m working on and possibly in my career as well. It’ll be interesting, that’s for sure. I need to get some winter riding clothes. Suggestions?

Lemonade

So there’s a great movement going on right now.  It’s the Lemonade movement.  The concept is simple.  It’s same concept that has been going on for as long as you’ve heard that “If life hands you some lemons, make lemonade” phrase.  But it’s true.  It is seriously what you make of it.  How do I find myself in this?  Being laid off from working with a fairly notable construction company and doing control systems work for them, I learned a lot about myself but I also learned more about myself after I was given the dreadful talk of being “let go.”

This is where I am thankful that I personally took it upon myself to find what I really wanted to do with my life and what else there is out there for me to do.  Are there any other places I see myself excelling in or making myself more of an asset?  Do I want to work for a different company or is it possible to even start my own, for that matter?

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Passions can drive a person up the wall.  I felt like that when I came up with a great idea.  A great concept for something huge.  For my friends and family who really got under the idea and heard the motivation in my voice and the confidence in my speech that I was serious about making this happen.  It feels great to have people believe in something that they know can become a great thing.  This project that I’m working on started off as a way to connect with people and find out what’s going on in the bike community in Houston.  I feel like it is going to be something greater than that.  I’m hoping that it will reach people in and around the city but also get noticed elsewhere that we care about the cyclists in the city.  It is going to happen and it will happen.  Take the time out to watch the short clip of the Lemonade video.

When yourself or someone that you know gets laid off, take some time out and think about all the things you are doing, want to do and should be doing with this extra time you have “in-between jobs” as you might find your niche that can possibly be even greater than you anticipated.

I found out how much I loved cycling and the mechanics of bikes.  I wouldn’t be surprised by how many bikes I’ll have in 10 years or what I’ll make of all this stuff.  It’s a hobby but to me, it’s all in my lifestyle now.

Lemonade

So there’s a great movement going on right now.  It’s the Lemonade movement.  The concept is simple.  It’s same concept that has been going on for as long as you’ve heard that “If life hands you some lemons, make lemonade” phrase.  But it’s true.  It is seriously what you make of it.  How do I find myself in this?  Being laid off from working with a fairly notable construction company and doing control systems work for them, I learned a lot about myself but I also learned more about myself after I was given the dreadful talk of being “let go.”

This is where I am thankful that I personally took it upon myself to find what I really wanted to do with my life and what else there is out there for me to do.  Are there any other places I see myself excelling in or making myself more of an asset?  Do I want to work for a different company or is it possible to even start my own, for that matter?

Pedal Houston

Passions can drive a person up the wall.  I felt like that when I came up with a great idea.  A great concept for something huge.  For my friends and family who really got under the idea and heard the motivation in my voice and the confidence in my speech that I was serious about making this happen.  It feels great to have people believe in something that they know can become a great thing.  This project that I’m working on started off as a way to connect with people and find out what’s going on in the bike community in Houston.  I feel like it is going to be something greater than that.  I’m hoping that it will reach people in and around the city but also get noticed elsewhere that we care about the cyclists in the city.  It is going to happen and it will happen.  Take the time out to watch the short clip of the Lemonade video.

When yourself or someone that you know gets laid off, take some time out and think about all the things you are doing, want to do and should be doing with this extra time you have “in-between jobs” as you might find your niche that can possibly be even greater than you anticipated.

I found out how much I loved cycling and the mechanics of bikes.  I wouldn’t be surprised by how many bikes I’ll have in 10 years or what I’ll make of all this stuff.  It’s a hobby but to me, it’s all in my lifestyle now.