Guitar Ted Productions

Guitar Ted Productions

Guitar Ted writes from Waterloo, Iowa in a "bicycle and guitar oriented elixir that some find intoxicating". He works as a bicycle mechanic for Europa Cycle and Ski in Waterloo, and is into off-road endurance cycling.

Guitar Ted is involved in organizing and promoting a number of endurance events, including the annual Trans-Iowa Mountain Bike Race (a 300+ mile non-stop, self-supported, solo competition along the gravel roads of rural Iowa) and the Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational.

Web Site: g-tedproductions.blogspot.com
Location: Waterloo, IA [map]

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Minus Ten Review- 2009-7 02-16-2019
A Shimano 11- 36T cassette. Really low gearing circa 2009.Ten years ago on the blog I was talking about a new cassette for 29"ers. A Shimano 11-36T version which was a response to not having low enough gears for 29 inch wheeled bikes. The 36t low cog was considered […]
Friday News And Views 02-15-2019
All the engagementsIndustry 9 Introduces New Hubs:Industry 9, the high engagement, colorful, US made hub company from North Carolina introduced a new, high engagement hub this week. You maybe saw that somewhere on social media. If not, it is a new, closer tolerance hub that […]
C.O.G. 100 Update 02-14-2019
The latest on the inaugural C.O.G. 100 is that we are on track to get things done in time for the event. So, I'm pretty happy with where N.Y. Roll and I are with things so far. The latest detailed update follows.....Hats: The hats are done and in N.Y. Roll's possession. […]
A Long Talk With Jeff 02-13-2019
The Blackborow from a recent ride.Late January of this year I posted about my desires for a mountain bike. This, apparently, got the attention of Jeff Jones of Jones Bicycles. Jeff reached out to me and asked that I call him so we could speak about this.I missed the call […]
A Word On Old Routes 02-12-2019
The T.I.M.P. route map. It's vague, and it's the best yer gonna get now.Lately I've noticed a renewed interest in a certain route I offered for a short period of time in 2014. It was the "Trans Iowa Master's Program" route. There has been requests […]
Iowa Gravel Expo/Bike Party v2 Report 02-11-2019
Schwag table at the Iowa Gravel Expo/Bike PartyLast year N.Y.Roll and I put on what N.Y.Roll dubbed as the "Iowa Gravel Expo/Bike Party". I was asked to help promote and facilitate it as the speaker. Our focus was to bring a light to the gravel scene and shine […]
The Touring Series: A Game of Hacky-Sack 02-10-2019
A Guitar Ted Productions series Thanks for joining me again on another adventure in "The Touring Series". This tour was dubbed the "Race Against Death Tour". This tour occurred in August of 1995. The three participants, Ryan, Troy, and your's […]
Minus Ten Review- 2009-6 02-09-2019
Ten years ago this week on this blog I was yakking about a new tool that I was using to take images with. It was a big investment into what I was doing, for me anyway, and it kind of put me in a bad place financially at the time. Buying things like expensive digital cameras […]
Friday News And Views 02-08-2019
Do you know what it means? Fun Fact For The Day:Since this popped into my inbox a few days ago, and the big SRAM component news dropped yesterday, I thought it might be fun to share a tidbit about SRAM.First of all, having worked in bicycle shops for 20 years, I've […]
A Big Day For SRAM 02-07-2019
SRAM Eagle AXS e-Tap. Yes, that's an "oil slick" finish on the chain and cassette. Image courtesy of SRAMThere was a big media blitz on SRAM introductions on both the road and mtb sides yesterday. The long looked for e-tap version of SRAM's Eagle technology […]

Last Update: September 2nd, 2012