Podcast Introduction

Here’s the audio intro for my new podcast.

http://thepsychicderailleur.buzzsprout.com/193775/756945-the-psychic-derailleur-podcast-intro

It’s also available on YouTube.

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How Wide is Right for Me?

Yet again Jan breaks it down for us. Wider tires are not slower! (for the 57,000th time).

Off The Beaten Path

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Our ideas of what is a performance bike have changed a lot in recent years! One of the most exciting bikes of the moment is the Open U.P. – a carbon race bike that accepts 50 mm-wide tires!

Not too long ago, every performance road bike had 700C x 23 mm tires. Now you have to choose not just how wide you want your tires to be, but – thanks to disc brakes – even which wheel size you want to use! For the Bicycle Quarterly test, we rode the Open with 650B x 48 mm tires, but our second tester, Nate King, raced his Open with 700C x 44 mm tires. Which is better? Or should you get several wheelsets for different courses? Is there a reason to switch tires and wheels on the same bike?

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Let’s first talk about some fundamentals: Wider tires don’t roll slower than narrow ones. Bicycle…

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Testing 1, 2, 3……

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I’ve been trying my hand at the audio visual side of personal/professional blogs.  It’s taken up a bit of time.

I was recently interviewed for a well known forum here in the US.  The participants are made up mostly of triathletes.  I was an interesting choice for a guest, but my store used to cater to a fair number customers who took part in those events.

Should I be able to work out the technicalities, I plan on posting the audio version of this interview.  I was deep in the throes of bronchitis at the time, and I haven’t heard the finished product.  It should be……..interesting.

For all of you here in the states, enjoy the Holiday tomorrow.  I hope you get a bike ride in, and don’t have any pyrotechnic mishaps.