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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Simplified Drive Trains Complicated By Proposed New Developments 06-27-2017
Getting rid of that front derailleur and adding wide range cassettes has its pitfalls.Just the other day I mentioned in a post about how I wasn't necessarily a fan of the 1X drive train craze sweeping the mountain bike world of late. I do really like the idea for fat […]
Reflections On A Big Weekend In Cycling 06-26-2017
Sarah Cooper finishing Trans Iowa v12 as Ari Andonopoulous looks on.The month of June seems to have become the pinnacle of cycling, at least to my mind. Obviously, here in Iowa we all were rooting for Sarah Cooper, a RAAM rookie and an incredibly talented and focused athlete. […]
Minus Ten Review- 25 06-25-2017
Vendor bikes at the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo demo in Decorah, IowaTen years ago this week I was involved in this festival/demo in Decorah Iowa that I wanted to call "The Midwest 29"er Meetup". In fact, I didn't want it to be anything else but an actual meeting […]
Friday News And Views 06-23-2017
Less expensive, 1 X 12, will be seen everywhereNew Bike Season: It is that time of year when new stuff for the new bike year, (2018 in this case), starts to trickle out. We've seen a few things already, like the new Ultegra and Niner's new SIR 9 model. Another […]
Soggy Solstice Ride 06-22-2017
I could see the rain coming......Wednesday. Time to ride. Well.........it would be, if it ever would quit raining on Wednesdays. Last Wednesday I got snookered out of a ride and this one looked to be headed in the same direction. We had a nice thunderstorm roll through in […]
Thinning The Herd: Part 2 06-21-2017
Navigating the Iowan jungle.Back in the first "Thinning The Herd" post I spoke about the Fargo Gen 2 bike and why it was that I was parting ways with that rig. I sent the frame and fork off to its new owner, and that should be arriving with him this Friday, if […]
5 Things I Learned From Mountain Biking 06-20-2017
Riding single track can teach you a lot of bike skills.The innergoogles loves it when you post a title with a number in it, and marketers say that "list posts" are some of the most read posts. Whatever. I don't care. So, for no other sane reason than I just […]
The New SIR 9 From Niner 06-19-2017
Niner Bike's new SIR 9- The "what the El Mariachi should be like" bike.Niner Bikes announced a new SIR 9 bike today. The steel hard tail is an evolution of their first model which was introduced in 2005. This new SIR 9 is more in the "modern geometry" […]
Prioritizing 06-19-2017
Capping off Father's Day with some fellow Dads. So, while many of you reading this may not be fathers, I am. It is a distinct honor, privilege, and responsibility that I do not take lightly or for granted. I am beyond humbled, stoked, and blessed to be a "father" […]
Minus Ten Review- 23 & 24 06-17-2017
The "OG" Twin Six bicycle offering. Made by WaltWorksAfter taking up last weekend with my recap of my Kansas ride, we get back on track with a double dose of Minus Ten. Enjoy!Ten years ago on the blog covering the first two weeks of June I had been allowed to talk, […]

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