Kicking Off Race Week

Kicking Off Race Week
HERE.WE.GO. This coming Sunday, 5,000 riders will pack the lower level of the George Washington Bridge and the excitement is starting to be felt with all the updates that the GFNY staff is showing. Personally, as I look back, signing up for GFNY NYC has been the catalyst to a lot of new experiences and ...

Gran Fondo Nutrition Basic Plan

03. May 2016 Products, Updates 1
Gran Fondo Nutrition Basic Plan
What should I eat during a Gran Fondo? How often? How much should I pack? As a newbie to the Gran Fondo scene and long rides in general, nutrition on the bike is one of the areas in which I’ve had the hardest time. While there is a lot of information online, it all seems ...

GFNY Group Ride Experience

28. April 2016 KTM Revelator, Updates 0
GFNY Group Ride Experience
It’s 7:30am on a Sunday morning when the alarm goes off. I have less than an hour to get ready, make breakfast, walk Pruna and bike the two miles that separate my house from Strictly Bicycles in Fort Lee. Starting in December, all riders that have signed up for GFNY can attend the Group Rides ...

75 Miles with KTM

16. April 2016 KTM Revelator, Updates 0
75 Miles with KTM
It’s been a week since the KTM was finished and the miles are starting to add up. After my fit with Alberto, which you can check here, Thursday was the first day I was able to ride and test the KTM Revelator. I had never ridden a carbon fiber frame before so I wasn’t sure ...

The Importance of a Bike Fit

11. April 2016 KTM Revelator, Updates 1
The Importance of a Bike Fit
What is a bike fit? Why is it important? Can’t I just adjust the saddle myself? These are some of the questions that we tend to hear and think when getting a bike fit is mentioned. However, anyone that has gotten a professional bike fit will tell you that it is the most important piece ...

#KTM Revelator: The Upgrade

08. April 2016 KTM Revelator, Updates 0
#KTM Revelator: The Upgrade
Sometimes, life brings us unexpected opportunities that allow us to improve our situation. Last week, such an opportunity presented itself thanks to KTM Bike Industries, who have given me the chance to ride for them this year and become part of a global team.  So let me introduce you to my new ride…2016 KTM Revelator ...

Surprise, Surprise!

01. April 2016 Updates 0
Surprise, Surprise!
As we are transitioning into April, and with GFNY 2016 roughly 6 weeks away, changes continue to happen and what will be happening during this upcoming week will surely be the biggest one of them all. Just when I thought everything was set and the Jamis Icon Pro would be my ride to take on ...

105 to Ultegra, Final Edition

14. March 2016 Products, Reviews, Updates 0
105 to Ultegra, Final Edition
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHIMANO 105 TO ULTEGRA CONVERSION    After a few days of headaches, research, visits to various bicycle shops in New York and more money spent than I wanted to, the Ultegra groupset is finally installed on the Jamis. While my intention was to install the groupset myself and use ...

Shimano 105 to Ultegra, Part 1.5

11. March 2016 Products, Updates 1
Shimano 105 to Ultegra, Part 1.5
What was supposed to be “Part 2” of this Shimano 105 to Ultegra Conversion has now turned to “Part 1.5”. While progress has not been made, at least on the Jamis, I have learned a few valuable lessons that I hope can allow someone to not make the same mistakes I have made.   Eager ...