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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Unlooked For Adventure 09-19-2019
 Wednesday I wanted to go for a single speed ride in the country, but I noted that a pretty solid line of thunderstorms was moving through the state. The air was ripe with humidity, and you could tell it was going to rain in the way that the air felt. It was too […]
C.O.G. 100 Update 09-18-2019
Hey all you single speed nut jobs out there. Listen up, because N.Y. Roll and I have some news concerning the C.O.G. 100 Iowa Single Speed Gravel Road Championship.They say "single speed is dead", "gravel has jumped the shark", and riding in the Mid-West […]
Servicing The Can-O-Gears 09-17-2019
The Rohloff Hub Oil Service KitMost of you out there probably do not own now, or have ever owned in the past, a Rohloff 14 speed "Speed Hub". Since I have one and had to service it, I thought I'd share the process. This "can-o-gears" is pretty low […]
Fall Views: Dramatic Skies 09-16-2019
Rain was on the radar, but I bet on it missing me. Saturday was going to be a hit or miss day on getting a ride in. I had errands to attend to, plus rain was in the forecast. Originally the prognosticators were saying it wouldn't hit until later in the afternoon, but […]
Trans Iowa Stories: The Transition Phase 09-15-2019
 "Trans Iowa Stories" is an every Sunday post which helps tell the stories behind the event. You can check out other posts about this subject by going back to earlier Sunday posts on this blog. Thanks and enjoy!Thinking back on what Trans Iowa v3 was […]
Minus Ten Review 2009-39 09-14-2019
This was the fob for the room key I had in Deer Valley during the Fisher MTB Press CampTen years ago this week I flew to the SLC and went to the Gary Fisher MTB Press camp.Me......a bike mechanic from Iowa. I'd been blogging about 29"ers and other nonsense […]
Friday News And Views 09-13-2019
The Ibis Ripmo AF (Image courtesy of Ibis' site)Metal Frames Make A Comeback:There were several years running that whenever a company made an announcement of a mountain bike, it was all about the top of the line, carbon fiber framed model, and oh yeah....it is offered […]
Some (More) Eurobike Musings 09-12-2019
A new tapered steer tube standard- 1 1/9th to 1.8", as seen on the 2020 Bulls Sonic Evo NOTE: Large doses of "my opinion" will be handed out in gloppy dollops today. You've been forewarned.....While watching it rain yesterday, I decided to peruse […]
It's The Light Time For Night Time 09-11-2019
I've got the silver version of this light, purchased with my own money, in 2017.Lights. You're going to be digging yours out soon, if you haven't already, and looking for that dratted USB cord to charge it with. Yep. It's about "Light Time" […]
Country Views: The Golden Season 09-10-2019
A flat sky and golden hues. The time of Summer has passed on. We're looking at Fall straight in the eyes now. The entire feel of the World here has shifted gears.There is something about this time of year. It is........quieter. I think that has to do with the change […]

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