Friday, September 24, 2010


There's now a Memphis Bike Polo page on facebook and Adam has a website in the works. If you're on facebook, definitely join it.

The nicest part about it will probably be organizing - for example, right now I'm trying to find out when people would be able to go to alternate courts on it. Plus, if you live far away, you can check who's gonna be there and make sure there'll be enough people so you don't waste a drive/ride from Raleigh, for example.

Friday, September 17, 2010

You didn't hear it from me...

photo cred to Thad Cockrill
...but the Greenline is fully paved. Which I would know if I had just ridden it from Tillman to Farm Rd. Not sayin' I did, just sayin' that if one HAD done that, they could confirm that yes indeed, the Greenline is totally ride-able and beggin' to be used.

That said, there are still signs up that say not to use it yet, and you aren't supposed to ride at night anyway, but I have my doubts as to whether or not either of these will really be enforced.

Oh, and it shreds. Especially that stretch from Waring on. Can't wait to see how fast I can do it.  I smell a new commute tomorrow morning...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Brett Hearts Gator Hardshells: A Review

I skid. A lot. Too much. So when I say that a freaking LOVE Continental's Gator Hardshells, know that they've stood up to a LOT of abuse.

I've used a fair number or tires at this point, skidding through probably a half dozen nameless racing tires and a few fixed faves (fyxations, armadillos and randos), and none have held up as well as my Gators. After about two months of everyday use, I STILL don't have any skid patches! That's close to 800 miles of use, including polo, where I skid even MORE than usual. I think I've FINALLY found a tire I like!

While this tire does have many other features that I haven't really expounded on - flat resistance, good grip, not too heavy, long term endurance - I'll leave it to other reviewers. For my purposes, this tire is among the best I've ever used in the 700c set. Right now I'm using the 700x25, but it also comes in 23, 28, or an extremely elusive 32 (according to the website).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Way ta go Kyle!

Since the city finally announced it, I just wanna join in and say congrats to Kyle Wagenschutz for gettin' the City of Memphis Bike/Ped Coordinator position! The Commercial Appeal has an article about it here, but stay away from the comments unless you wanna see red for a while.

It's a decent article for sure, but I hafta ask, is THIS the best photo they could find of him?!

It kinda looks like footage from a convenience store hold-up! Ah, well. Scary perp-photos aside, this is awesome news and I can't wait to see what he gets up to in office!