Author Archives: Ron Fritzke

Drop Your Heels?

When listening to talk of proper pedaling,  I often hear the admonition to ‘drop your heels’. Because I’m the kind of guy who takes things quite literally, I imagine a peloton of cyclists rolling along with their toes in the … Continue reading

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Out With The Old, In With The New

On the American pro cycling team BMC, someone new will be wearing the royal crown. Velonews reports that American Tejay van Garderen (I love to tell my wife that he’s from Montana since she won’t agree to move to that … Continue reading

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The SRAM HydroR Road Bike Hydraulic Disc Brake Recall

The folks over at Velonews have a new article chronicling a recall of SRAM’s HydroR hydraulic brake systems. SRAM has deemed none of its production runs of the master cylinders to be up to standard. The problem is that there … Continue reading

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Clenbuterol, Mick Rogers, and Chinese Meats

News in the cycling world is that Aussie Michael Rogers has tested positive for the banned substance, clenbuterol, after winning the Japan Cup on 10/20/2013.  Clenbuterol is the same drug that got Alberto Contador stripped of his 2010 Tour de … Continue reading

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What’s Old Man Strength?

I was watching the Arizona Cardinal/San Francisco 49er game yesterday and the camera swung over to show the face of the 49er’s defensive end, Justin Smith. The guy’s ‘strong like bull’ and reputed to possess unreal Old Man Strength. What’s … Continue reading

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Do Penguins Race Bikes?

Over in the world of running there’s a bit of an exchange regarding the relationship between the penguins and the cheetahs. The cheetahs being the elite racers and the penguins being those who ‘participate’ in running events. David Torrence, an … Continue reading

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The Freedom Of Fartlek

I’m old and mature now (pushing 57 years old), so the silliness of youth is far behind me. In this case, a form of silliness that demanded giggling when the term ‘fartlek’ was mentioned. It was essentially an involuntary response…you … Continue reading

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Can Bikes Become A Nuisance?

The New York Times recently wrote an article about the plethora of bicycles in Amsterdam…clogging the routes and cluttering up the streets.  Whereas we in the USA work hard to get some of our populace out of their cars and … Continue reading

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Garage Sales For Killer Bike Deals

It’s my wife Gina who really gets jacked up for Saturday morning…that’s garage sale day. In our community there’s an entire culture centered around the process of transferring the ‘stuff” in the seller’s garage to join the ‘stuff’ in the … Continue reading

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Shaving Legs ‘Master Barber’ Style

Perspective is an amazing thing. Like most American males, I’ve always had the perspective of not expecting to see hair on the legs of women…and hair on the legs of men.  That’s not too crazy, is it? Of course there … Continue reading

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