105 to Ultegra Conversion

10. March 2016 Products, Updates 6
105 to Ultegra Conversion
Shopping for my first road bike over 2 years ago, my main requirement was that it would be fitted with the Shimano Ultegra groupset. Unfortunately, it was only available on models over my price range and to switch to Ultegra would be very pricey. When I finally settled on the Jamis, it came with Shimano ...

67 Days Out

08. March 2016 Updates 0
67 Days Out
Scrolling through Facebook this morning, I ran across an excerpt from Vito “Gavia Cycling” Valentini with a number that made me freak out a little bit. 67…as in 67 days left until GFNY! It feels like yesterday that I signed up for GFNY 2016…and that was in August. I have no idea where time went ...

3 New Products to Review

03. March 2016 Products, Reviews, Updates 0
3 New Products to Review
What is the worst part of shopping online?  I do not like to wait, especially after I have spent my hard earned money on a product that I might not be able to use for a week, if not longer depending on how good the local USPS is. In my case, I probably have one ...

Winter Cycling Mantra: Just Cycle

19. February 2016 Updates 0
Winter Cycling Mantra: Just Cycle
I don’t like the cold. I don’t like the rain. I hate the rain on a cold day. I hate it even more if I’m on the bicycle! But you know what? Find a way to get on the bicycle and spin the pedals! Recently, I’ve seen an increasing amount of articles talking about and ...

GFNY Training at Gavia Cycling

05. February 2016 Updates 0
GFNY Training at Gavia Cycling
Since Vito opened up his Cycling Studio, I’ve been wanting to attend one of his sessions and experience it with my own legs. Yesterday, I was finally able to attend a great session with most of the GFNY heavyweights, including the founder himself, Uli Fluhme!    After making the five mile trip under the rain ...

Gran Fondo New York Motivation

26. January 2016 Updates 0
Gran Fondo New York Motivation
We are almost done with January, which means that the start of Gran Fondo New York is quickly approaching. The GFNY team is hard at work, and just recently have released a beautiful video of what to expect during GFNY 2016. In addition to the group rides that take place Sunday mornings thanks to the ...

It is all in the Details!

14. January 2016 Updates 0
What sets your bike apart? The small details are what set us apart from one another, and the same can be said about our bikes. I’m sure that it’s very rare to find a bike that is exactly the same as yours, including the saddle, handlebar tape, pedals and even the tires.  Something simple, for ...

Train, Train, Train! 

12. January 2016 Updates 0
Train, Train, Train! 
Almost halfway through January, reality is hitting us in New York and the cold is finally here. While I’m not a big fan of the cold weather, I do love the snow and there is nothing like breathing that fresh winter air. With the start of the new semester approaching, as well as the return ...

Indoor Cycling Workout

07. January 2016 Updates 0
Indoor Cycling Workout
For all of you with an indoor trainer, here’s a great 30 minute workout from CycleOps that I’ve been using. I love it because it’s quick, features High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to improve you stamina and that will get you sweating and working hard. Give it a try and let me know what you ...