Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm on TV!

A Portland area news crew for Fox TV/Better TV wanted to do a story on choosing the right bicycle - now that it's summer and gas prices are what they are. So they came to Bike Gallery and I was chosen as the lucky individual to work with them. So, in the name of shameless self-promotion; enjoy:

I'll be sending a bill for my time if you use any of my advice to purchase a new bike. Watch your mail...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

If it's not one thing it's another...

Tom Boonen tests positive for Cocaine...seriously...

Story on

O.k., so while I was a successful competitive athlete in several sports, I've never attained the level of an elite athlete and personally known the pressures they're under. But frankly, some of these stories really read like an intelligence test:

Examiner: "Are you smart?"

Pro Athlete: "Uh..."

Examiner: "Here's a hint: It's a yes or no question."

Pro Athlete: "Oh, I get it! Um...yes?"

Examiner: "Try to pose your answer in the form of a statement, please."

So it seems that we may have made some great progress in the fight against performance enhancing drugs. But the world of recreational drug use is still alive and kicking in professional sports and has now taken another swing at our beloved sport of cycling.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Dura Ace 7900 Officially Unveiled!

Something myself and the industry press at large have been talking about for some time now - and here it finally is: Just in time for the Tour de France.

The story has some great technical info which rings true with what my inside source with Shimano had told me about the group (but made me promise not to say...). I'll certainly be waiting anxiously to finally get my hands on it - and you'll read about it here when I finally do!

Until then; look here for the details:


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