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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A Couple Of New Things 08-17-2017
This is a new book by gravel aficionado, Nick Legan.First- A New Book:Well, I've been waiting at least a couple of years, maybe it has been three? I don't know, but I've known about this book being written by Nick Legan for quite some time. The reason being […]
Pack Rat 08-16-2017
It's not like I don't have enough places to put stuff!Packing for Gravel Worlds has started up and I have to be careful. Careful not to go overboard and pack too much. I tend to overthink things when these big, self-supported events come up. "What if......" […]
The Missing Linkage 08-15-2017
I rode this fork in the 90's. Linkage forks could be a good thing, if not a tad ugly. So, there was a bit of a hullabaloo in the mtb community about this "new" design which features a linkage fork. Actually, it isn't anything new, or revolutionary. Linkage […]
Dusty Shakedown 08-14-2017
Smoke on the horizon? No- That's just a car up ahead in that dust cloud!Gravel Worlds is coming up this weekend and I am focusing my attention on this event now. I made some changes to the Tamland that I wanted to get out and test, just to make sure I liked the set […]
A Little Bit More On That Stainless Steel Bike 08-13-2017
It is a fine rig, that Warakin. A darn fine rig.The Otso Cycles Warakin I have on test was the rig I rode on the Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational last weekend. The review, as it sits so far, for RidingGravel.com can be found here. I just wanted to share a couple things […]
Minus Ten Review- 32 08-12-2017
I did a "Lube-Off" ten years ago. This is from last year's Lube-Off.Ten years ago on the blog this week there were no pictures again! Apparently I did that quite a bit in 2007, but I didn't think I did. With 2 years under my belt you'd think I'd […]
Friday News And Views 08-11-2017
The Lauf "True Grit" gravel bike Image courtesy of Lauf.Lauf Suspension Introduces A Gravel Bike:I heard a story from last Spring's Dirty Kanza 200 about a ride one fellow was getting to be extricated from the course after DNF-ing. He was in a car with the […]
GTDRI '17 Report: Part 4- The Best Was Yet To Come 08-10-2017
I Avenue..... Really, this IS a road, but barely. After getting across Highway 63 we hit some beautiful territory. Some of us saw some deer watching us from a fence row. Wildlife was not super prevalent during the day. We did see a big buck run across our path, a vulture, […]
GTDRI '17 Report: Part 3- Unexpected Surprises And Big Hills 08-09-2017
GTDRI Barns For JasonThe stop at Traer was lingering on and it was getting time to leave. I mean, it was 11:30am for cryin' out loud! Ha! Actually, I wasn't at all worried about time. I got to meet another Mark as a gentleman walked up with a furry dog in his arms […]
GTDRI '17 Report: Part 2- History And Trouble 08-08-2017
Our third sector of Level B Road was fast and smooth. As we swung back to the South and West again in Benton County, the roads were chunky but the scenery was good. Better than I had expected, actually. Yes......I had never been on these roads before. We passed an awesome […]

Last Update: September 2nd, 2012