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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Another Option 01-16-2018
"Well, of course they did.", is what I thought several weeks ago when my buddy MG let on that he was in the "DKXL", a 350 mile version of the event, the Dirty Kanza 200. A couple of months previous to that I had been contacted by the Dirty Kanza 200 event […]
Iowa Gravel Expo/Bike Party Report 01-15-2018
Guitar Ted pontificating. Image by Izabel StevensonThe Saturday evening gig at Doughy Joey's almost didn't happen. Both myself and NY Roll, who was also helping to put this on, were deathly ill on Friday. I was fighting the flu and NY Roll had food poisoning, (he […]
Grassroots Events, Sponsors, And Sanctioned Racing 01-14-2018
A Guitar Ted Productions EditorialThe series I posted dubbed "The State Of The Gravel Scene" a while back spurred a lot of positive commentary. Mostly I get the feeling that many of you out there lament the potential loss of the more "grassroots", inclusive […]
Minus Ten Review- 2 01-13-2018
The first Gary Bar, offered in silver, has been long discontinued.Ten years ago on the blog here I was gabbing about stuff still relevant for 2018. One of those things was (surprise!) the weather, which ironically mirrors what we've had here this week. Snow looked great, […]
Friday News And Views 01-12-2018
Paul Components Klamper brake. Now works with Campy. Or would that be "Kampy" now? Paul Components Klamper Brake Now For Campy Levers:Paul Components did what SRAM had over a decade to try, but never would- That is to make a high end Avid BB type brake. Well, as […]
Cold Weather Head Gear Strategy 01-11-2018
The Blackborow DS post ride.Everytime we get some "Real Winter" to enjoy I am thinking a lot about how to deal with the cold weather. I have a lot of my cold weather strategies figured out now after having the opportunity to be on a fat bike every year since 2011. […]
Gravel Clinic 01-10-2018
From the Facebook Events PageThe grandiosely named "Iowa Gravel Expo/Bike Party" is something I am involved with here locally and will be happening on Saturday at 5:30pm at Doughy Joey's restaurant in Cedar Falls, Iowa. We will be in an upper room and we will […]
Is The Answer Technology? 01-10-2018
Will emergency vehicles, regular traffic, cyclists, and peds all be connected wireless someday?In my series on the gravel scene posted last week, (and which can be accessed now on its own page link under the header here), I mentioned how that paved road riding by cyclists […]
Jones Bikes Announces Spaceframe Plus LWB 01-09-2018
Image courtesy of Jones BikesJones Bikes are an enigma amongst the other brands out there. They are rare, they don't follow any sort of convention, and they have evolved into a highly refined machine, as opposed to changing design completely every few years or so.I […]
What I've Been Up To 01-08-2018
Of course, we've gotten a wee bit of snow since around Christmas.With all of the late year reviewing and then the series on the "State Of Gravel Grinding" that took up the first full week of the New Year, I wanted to bring you up to speed on what I've […]

Last Update: September 2nd, 2012