Of all the things on our to-do list for spring ( cleaning the winter crud off the garage floor, putting up the screens, fertilizing the yard, etc.) the one thing we cyclists should have at the top of our list is a thorough spring tune up on the road bike. Here is a list of [...]
Author Archives: Mike Krywanski
I absolutely love my new Giant TCR Advanced SL but in dialing in the fit, I find that I need a shorter stem. I currently have a 110mm SLC OD2 (1 1/4 steerer) stem which I would like to swap for a shorter stem, probably a 100mm. If anyone is in the same situation but [...]
It’s about time for me to start thinking about making arrangements for next spring’s Team Priority Health training camp in the Smokey Mountains. I could use your help and suggestions as I plan our lodging and routes for 2013.
Unless there is a dramatic change in the weather – which there certainly could be – between now and 11/3, they might have to rename the Iceman race “Sandman”. Yesterday, Craig Gietzen, Kirk Graham and I made the jaunt up to Kalkaska to check out the condition of the traditional Iceman course. I say traditional [...]
Priority Health masters rider Loren Simons made the long trek to Bend, Oregon for the USA Cycling Master’s National Road Championships and came away with a fine 5th place finish in the 65 – 69 mens criterium. The age group was won by perennial national champ John Elgart of California with a large group, including Loren, one [...]
Results are now posted for the Michigan Titanium Triathlon and one of the truly outstanding performances of the day was turned in by our own masters racer, Dave Stebbins. Finishing the full iron distance tri in a time of 11:18:05, Dave easily won the 55 – 59 age group but more impressive, he was 5th [...]
Maybe some of you have gotten the word, no doubt others haven’t, but this year’s Cherry Roubaix state road race course has been lengthened and made significantly tougher than past editions.
Thanks to the organizers of the 2012 Tour de Mont Pleasant for an exceptionally well run event. The first thing that impressed me as I arrived early to pick up my race packet was the number of volunteers,
OK, it was only 99.08 miles and there was no way in this lifetime that I was going to ride another .92 mile after putting in what might have been the longest ride I have ever done while at training camp in the Smokies.
Anticipating the sale of a used pair of Mavic Ksyrium wheels I had hanging on the wall of my shop, I decided to freshen them up by installing new bearings on both wheels. I had noticed a slight humming from the front wheel at speed and they seemed to have a slight bit of play [...]