Category Archives: biking

Davis Livestrong Century

Eric and I rode our first century, a Livestrong event up in Davis. I had been trying to increase my mileage slowly over the last couple months with little success given some knee pain and a bunch of family activities. … Continue reading

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Archive of “Biggest Loser” Page

New year, new “resolutions” page. So I’m archiving the old Biggest Loser page here. May 2, 2009: In the months since dropping my weight down to nearly 150, I’ve relapsed a bit back up to 157. I blame the twins. … Continue reading

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New bike: 2010 Motobecane Le Champ Titanium

The Lemond Zurich I’ve been riding for the last couple years was great. Never needed adjustment, handled well, and was pretty comfy. But on longer rides, it became apparent that the frame was just a bit too big for me. … Continue reading

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Bike finally done… for real

Last time I posted my bike, it had been clear coated and had a very raw look to it. Unfortunately, the clear coat did not do a good job of fending off rust, so I had it powdercoated. Blue. So … Continue reading

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Alissa’s bike

We got this bike at Ross for Alissa a number of months ago. It’s the smallest one I’ve seen but Alissa is still too short for it. Now, at least, she can sort of stand over the seat on her … Continue reading

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Ready for a test ride!

I got the bike back from the shop today and installed all the parts. Unfortunately, when I first stomped on it, one of the joints came loose (left side dropout). Oops! I rebrazed it and now it seems fine… for … Continue reading

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Detail work in between the chain and seat stays

I wanted to put some braces between the stays but all my scrap was tapered so I had to use two pieces, butted together to make a single symmetrical brace. Instead of doing them plain jane straight across, I decided … Continue reading

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Main frame done!

I got the main frame done today by brazing on the chain stays and seat stays. Still have to put in a bridge between each set of stays and do a lot of cleanup. But this is a major milestone! … Continue reading

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My wheels came today!

Other than the frame itself, the biggest expense on this bike is the wheels. I didn’t go as cheap as possible since I think the wheels play a significant part in how the bike looks so I semi-splurged on a … Continue reading

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Brazed on the track ends

I brazed on the track ends today: I also mitered the chain stays and will be getting ready to braze them to the bottom bracket shortly.

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