I set a challenge for myself this year to ride and walk more miles than I drive my car. I did call my website “Be Self Propelled” after all so I figured I should live up to it. Now if you think I went into this thinking that it was going to be easy, trust me, that’s certainly not the case. Continue reading
This early 90’s, mass produced, Giant Iguana mountain bike frame got a modern upgrade to become a fun to ride urban commuter. Adding some racks and changing the tires to something thinner will allow me to use it for overnight camping trips when I need to Continue reading
Have you experienced numb fingers on long bike rides? When your hands are in the same position for hours, and especially if you’re riding everyday for a week or more, the pressure on nerves can made you lose sensation in your hands. Road bikes have drop handle bars, that provide the rider at least 3 main hand positions but mountain bikes, with straight bars only have one although you can add bar ends as an easy way to add a second.
Let’s say you want to use a mountain bike for touring Continue reading