Blog Greatest Hits Team Merchandise Contact
SSO Articles External Articles Events Links Back Issues
Heavy Seas Beer    
Single Speed Outlaw

Factory Team Support
The Bicycle Escape
Clipper City Beer
Serfas Optics
Kenda Tires
Honey Stinger
Team Info

Outlaw Team Blogs
Wrench In The Gears
Empathy Test
Fearless Dog Eaters
Full Keg
Wrench Out
New Wasteland
Single Speed Outlaw

The Bicycle Escape

Mid-Atlantic and Ex-pats
Two Wheeled Locust
I Heart Singlespeed
Ride Lugged
Seat of the Pants
Lockring Not Included
PA Biker
1 Speed Mindset
TBE Blog

More Bike Blogs
Sheldon Brown (RIP)
Beer Frites Waffles
Bike Dog
Bike Snob NYC
Anna K
Tomi Cog
How to Avoid the Bummer Life
bikesē + trails + beer = life
Mike K
CRC Coffee Bar
Bike Satan
Creepy Friendly
Crushing The Commonwealth
Cycling Lyfestyle
dRj0n's wanderings
Family Bike Shop
Hollywood on Bicycle
Jacquie Phelan
Jay D
SF or Bust
Surly Bikes Blog
The Skinny Chicken
The Wash Cycle
Unholy Rouleur
Team Dicky
Jeff Jones
Harlan Price
Single Swizzle

Blog Archives

Powered By Greymatter

Harlot Wear

Single Speed Outlaw Blog Archives

Full Accounting  //   Tuesday - April 8, 2008

Official numbers for Saturday's 1903 Adventure Ride:

  • 49.7 miles
  • 6,136 ft. of climbing
  • 10 dirt roads
  • 1 stream ford
  • 11 riders started
  • 6 riders finished
  • Unknown quantity of Dales Pale Ale + 1 six of Stoudts American Pale Ale consumed before and during the ride. Large quantity of other beers consumed post ride.
  • 7 Flats -

    • #1 - Jon: two tubes and one pump consumed during repair
    • #2 - David
    • #3 - Ken's Father-in-Law (sorry dude, forgot your name)
    • #4 - Jon again
    • #5 - Jay
    • #6 - Steve: high speed downhill explosion
    • #7 - Yours truly

  • 1 great spring day
  • 6 fixed gear bikes
  • 1 old school MTB with full knobbies
  • 42 photos by Steve

- riderx

Who has a patch kit?  //   Sunday - April 6, 2008

Was it 6 or 7 flats? I lost count after a while but a lot seemed due to pure random bad luck. A 2 inch nail, a massive high speed blow out, a slow leak from undetermined causes and a few pinch flats from gnarly terrain. Hardly any rider escaped from this evil curse. This slowed the overall pace of the Adventure Ride. down, but other than that it was a fine day to spend in the saddle. Started off chilly, I was under dressed for sure, but once the clouds broke free and the sun gave way we had a warm day that was hard to beat. The weather "experts" sure botched the forecast as they called for rain in the morning and cloudy skies all day. Score one for us.

Lots of skinny tires dicing it up on the dirt roads and pavement. Started the day with some Dale's Pale Ale and eleven riders with 7 embracing the truest spirit of the ride by rolling the fixed gear. With so many stops for punctures early on the Dale's jersey pocket reserves were quickly consumed. Down to 9 riders before 10 miles clicked off, then down to a half dozen around mile 20 or so. The final six-pack of riders got some of the best stretches of riding, not that the earlier stuff was anything sub par (far from it), and also got some of the best(?) hills. When it was all done we had 48 miles in the bank, quite a few beers in the gut and some nicely worked leg muscles.

Build your own dirt road adventure or contribute to the database at


Beer stop

Flat #4 of the day

- riderx


This site is optimized to work for Single Speeders. Keep it Simple Stupid.
©2001 - 2009 Single Speed Outlaw        contact: