Saturday, August 10, 2019

My New Ride

Well, as promised the new bike. My first new bike in fifteen years I tend to hold on to things or buy used. The frame is steel in a flat black aero look, deep well rims, and bull horns. Nothing special just a good transportation bike. Cost in U.S approximately $175. For now, it has a freewheel, The riding here is incredible you can basically get around anywhere in the city on bike. Closed bicycle routes access most of the city and riding in traffic in most areas isn't bad. Tomorrow Sunday they close the highway down for bicycles only. I'm going to try it out and ride across town to a big flea market to check it out.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Here in Bogota

Well, I made the move permanently to Bogota Colombia. I shipped my bike ahead by cargo. It got there safely but was stolen from the house before I arrived. I was pissed about that especially after spending $130 dollars in shipping. Since I wasn't there I'm not sure how it went down, but apparently, a door was left unlocked.
Once I arrived I had to go looking for another bike. There are plenty of bike shops and a good selection of single speeds. I found a really good deal for $175 bucks which would have cost me at least $350 stateside. I will take a picture and post it shortly.
This is a cycling paradise! Closed bicycle routes throughout the city. Whether you want Road Riding, Mountain Riding, Fixie Riding or just plain commuting it's all here. That's maybe why three major tour races were won by Colombians recently including the Tour de France!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Bogota here I Come

Well, it's official I'm moving to Bogota. My tickets bought and my bike shipped out today. It cost me $130 to ship it down there. I could have bought something there, but I've grown attached to the bike over the years. Just did not feel right leaving it behind. So hopefully it will be there when I get there.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


What would you think of a city that closes off a major part of their highway every weekend for 75 miles just for the cyclist to enjoy? Incredible Bogota Colombia does this. It opens the road for the general public to ride and enjoy without the dangers of riding in traffic. The more I find out about this city the more I like it.

Then I found out they have two velodromes is this cycling heaven or what?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sweet Trick Riding

Some nice trick riding. Love the old GT frame

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Fixed Gear Connection

I've owned many bikes. Owned a bike store and done a lot of riding. I grew up riding in Panama. My first Road Bike was a Ferrari red Benotto. I bought that bike with my own money and rode it everywhere.Then I got a silver Motobecane from my shop that I commuted on. Later on a Ridley that was great.
All these bikes were special and I still have fond memories of them, but my all time favorite bike was my track bike. Simple
one fixed gear, a steel frame and a front brake. It doesn't get any simpler!
What's special? That stupid little fixed gear that makes you constantly pedal there is no coasting.

There is a connection I just can't explain that you feel more part of the bike than you do on a multi geared bike. You and the bike become one. When you move the bike moves, your legs are the direct drive to the wheel and to the road. Riding fixed is a completely different experience not for everyone, but for those who get hooked there is nothing like it! 

White, Black, & Yellow Single Speed

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Is this the shit or what? A bamboo fixie! Got to be my next bike!