1973 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda Pt.2

Remodel Parameters In moving forward, I had two guidelines: Be true to the original Italian design & components. Honor Mr. Chaney's setup as much as possible. One reason I say this bike is "like" an original Super Record is that as described in my last post, Mr. Chaney opted to switch out some components. To … Continue reading 1973 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda Pt.2

1973 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda. Pt. 1

  "Want To See His Italian Bike?" Back in late September, a client I was painting for asked if I wanted to see her Dad's old bike. Days prior, she had noticed my JDRF cycling T-shirt and shared with me her dad's passion for cycling. Putting two-and-two together, I assumed the bike I spotted hanging … Continue reading 1973 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda. Pt. 1

Senior Olympic Training Update

Balancing Act Riding with cyclists who are much faster & stronger than me has balanced my ego. On days I feel inadequate I'm reminded of how far I've come in getting stronger, and when I stray too far toward bravado, I note who I'm riding with and the pain they could dial-up! Have I improved? Absolutely. Even … Continue reading Senior Olympic Training Update

I Am KOM!

Well, wonders never cease. I got my first Strava KOM! Take a look... Show Off? Yeah, sure, I'm proud of the accomplishment but it's not why I ride, or try to get faster, or even track myself on Strava. So why am I posting this KOM? To flaunt it? No. To brag? Not really. To … Continue reading I Am KOM!

Cold Weather Cycling: Jacket

Out With The Old I purchased my first winter jacket some 30 years ago, and since it still worked like a champ, I've used it ever since. At club rides, I stood out like a sore thumb which sparked a teasing frenzy from my younger compadres... "Nice jacket, old man! When are you going to join … Continue reading Cold Weather Cycling: Jacket

Cold Weather Cycling: Footwear

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! I know I did. I even got some miles in, but that was when temps were around 40-45°. Today, a cold front has most of America in the teens while here in Tennessee it's in the low 30's. Back in the day, I would have braved the chill and … Continue reading Cold Weather Cycling: Footwear