Continuing on in the quest for a modern bike to replace my old Trek 800 Antelope, I took some time to actually jump on the Trek Duel Sports and just for fun I also took the Wahoo 29er for a spin. Oh man, the Wahoo is fun!
My brain keeps telling me that I need to get a proper “grown-up” bike that is meant for the street and easy-going rail-to-trail riding. After all, I only occasionally run the local mountain bike trail. As I mentioned in the last post, that pretty much describes the Trek DS series; An everything bike for the mature individual. Continue reading
That squeaking sound you hear is not my bike. No, it’s the sound of the rusty gears in my mind contemplating having to replace it. It isn’t that I don’t love my archaic old Trek 800 Antelope, it’s just well… $200.00 I’ll need to spend on repairs is a good chunk toward something with, oh, shocks for one. Considering that my favorite trail is strewn with various sharp rocks, half-exposed boulders and mischievous tree roots, I’d sure love front suspension. So the thing is, here in Wisconsin there is an unwritten law that you have to buy a Trek. I mean, what kind of Wisconsinite would I be if I didn’t? A damn poor one! That’s right. Continue reading
Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship
Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip
Ride captain ride upon your mystery ship
On your way to a world that others might have missed
Family bike rides had turned into a struggle last year. Our 9-year-old had outgrown his “kid” bike. At the same time we adults were getting into doing longer and longer rides. There was simply no way we were going to hit the trails this year without investing in a new bike for the boy. “New bike!!” What’s not to like? We decided to buy the Trek MT 220. Continue reading