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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Country Views: The Greening 05-24-2018
The Year With No Spring. It's definitely Summer out there nowWednesday and rain........Bah! But the good news was that it was going away and by late morning we had glorious Sun and wind. Yes, we had lots of wind. Right out of the Southeast to begin with, but that would […]
A Piece Of Iowa History Comes Home 05-23-2018
The coin has "Poweshiek County 125th Anniversary" and the dates 1843 and 1968 on it. Every once in a while I get an actual "snail mail" letter from someone. They usually are even hand written. So, for any of you out there wondering- yes, people still […]
What Is A Level C Maintenance Road? 05-22-2018
We LOVE to ride Level B Maintenance roads in Iowa, so what about Level C's?Recently I have become aware of a trend I hope doesn't take root here in Iowa. This situation may exist in other forms in other states, but here we have what is termed as "Level C Maintenance" […]
Almanzo 100 2018: Cherry Grove Report 05-21-2018
Arrival at the Cherry Grove Community Center, a former school house, was a bit early."Gee, you're here kinda early, aren't ya?", said the salt and pepper haired man. He was a local, and had been loading up a motor scooter on a trailer from what was once […]
The Touring Series:Taking A Turn For The Worse 05-20-2018
A Guitar Ted Productions Series Welcome to "The Touring Series". This series is a re-posting of a story I told here on this blog in 2008. The story is about what I named the "Beg, Borrow, and Bastard Tour". This was a fully loaded, self-supported […]
Minus Ten Review - 20 05-19-2018
It is uncanny how similar 2008 weather and conditions are to today's. Ten years ago on the blog here I was trying to get into some semblance of shape to do the Dirty Kanza 200. I was out riding a single speed and hitting the Post-Trans Iowa fatigue issues. Things weren't […]
Friday News And Views 05-18-2018
Image by Jon DukeA Trans Iowa Soliloquy:I was fortunate to have had the most awesome volunteers throughout my tenure as the RD of Trans Iowa. One of those people was named Craig Groseth. I met Craig at Odin's Revenge, fittingly while riding a bicycle, and we became […]
Ergon ST Core Saddle Review- Part Two 05-17-2018
The Ergon ST Core Saddle continues to get use on my Surly 1X1 fixed gear commuter and I figured it was time to give an update on how things have been going with it so far. I got this saddle in February and started riding it before the month was out so I have a solid two […]
Back On It 05-16-2018
I visited Petrie Road again.This post-Trans Iowa period took a bite out of my riding. I wasn't in any shape to go out into the country again until last week. My first post-Trans Iowa ride was down to visit Petrie Road, the only through-Level B Road in Black Hawk County […]
The 50th Anniversary Of The Charles City Tornado 05-15-2018
An aerial view of Charles City, looking North, after the F-5 tornado on May 15th, 1968There are certain days that you will never forget. A special birthday, a wedding, a birth of a child, a job promotion, a bicycle ride, or what have you.One of my "burned into memory" […]

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