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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Transformation 07-20-2017
Velocity rim/hub on lower left- Bontrager rim/Velocity hub upper rightOkay, so back a few years ago I heard that Challenge Tires were going to make a big, fat tubular for gravel riding. In fact, they asked me if I'd try out a pair if they made them. Since I am all about […]
Blame It On The Bottom Bracket 07-19-2017
The lowly bottom bracket. This one is a thread together PF replacement by Wheels ManufacturingMany of you know that I have been a bicycle mechanic for a long time. Just about 20 years now, and I also was a car mechanic for 5 1/2 years as well. I really like working with […]
I Am A Road Rider 07-18-2017
This is a road. I like roads like this to ride bicycles on.I was made aware of this post about "never riding a road bike on the road again". I took a gander, and you know what? I kind of took issue with the post, but maybe not for the reasons you might think.First […]
GTDRI '17: Update- Some Recon 07-17-2017
 I'd never seen a heli crop dusting till Saturday, and then I saw two on the same day!Saturday I got out for a partial recon of the GTDRI route. My route has a road in it which I had never been on and which looked rather suspicious. It had a lot of Level B […]
Barns For Jason: The O Avenue Edition 07-16-2017
Yesterday I did a recon of the proposed GTDRI course, mostly on O Avenue in Tama County. Here are some barns I saw, again in no particular order.Look for my recon report on this portion of the Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational tomorrow.
Minus Ten Review- 28 07-15-2017
Huh...... The neighbor's privacy fence sure looked a lot nicer ten years ago!Ten years ago this week on the blog I got this review set of wheels for Twenty Nine Inches. I noted when I researched this that I mentioned that only one set of tires were recommended to be […]
Friday News And Views 07-14-2017
They kind of look like driving gloves, no?Classy Mitts:I talked a bit about these leather cycling gloves by Recovered Cycling last week. Well, I've worn them everyday since then and I have posted my review here on RidingGravel.com.These gloves are pretty nice, as you […]
The Six String Side: 1998 Les Paul Standard 07-13-2017
1998 Les Paul StandardWhen I started this blog over ten years ago, I stated that it was a "Bicycle and guitar oriented elixir....". Well, the "guitar" part sort of got pushed out by the bicycle stuff, but I've always been playing. In the Easter […]
Views On Singletrack 07-12-2017
You might remember this image I posted about a week or so ago....A while back I had a ride in the Green Belt. This is a strip of wooded land either side of Black Hawk Creek running Southeastward of Waterloo toward Hudson, Iowa. It is where I used to take long walks in the […]
Shimano Sport Cam CM-2000 07-11-2017
The Shimano Sport Cam CM-2000The march into the 21st Century for me continues. I have a sport action camera now. But first, before I delve in to all of the gizmo-tastic details, I must tell the story of how this happened, because....trust me...I wasn't planning on getting […]

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