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: B Road Riding 07-15-2019
Last time I was here was ten years ago. Editor's Note: Grab your favorite beverage. This is a LONG one!I decided to go check something out that I've been wanting to check out for a long time. Probably 12 years ago or so, my friend David Pals took me on a ride out […]
Trans Iowa Stories: The Dissenters 07-14-2019
Ira Ryan, (foreground) was one of the CX bike proponents that argued against MTB's in Trans IowaA couple of "Trans Iowa Stories" installments ago, you might remember my telling how the event was originally known as "The Trans Iowa Mountain Bike Race". […]
Minus Ten Review 2009-30 07-13-2019
Production prototype code name- "D-62", otherwise known as the Luxy BarTen years ago on the blog I was finally able to reveal a drop bar designed for off road that I had been asked to make suggestions for. Brant Richards, then formerly of On One and running his […]
Friday News And Views 07-12-2019
Much needed mental de-stress session.Tough Summer:July. This is always a tough time of the year at bicycle shops in Iowa. RAGBRAI is up on deck and everyone that claims the title of "cyclist" for the one or two months of the year so they can participate in this […]
A Thorn In Their Side 07-11-2019
Lance Armstrong was once so revered by the Industry and Press that even his shades were worth $4.5K!So, the "Tour" is going on now. A bike race so famous that every cyclist and many non-cyclists know it by that name only. The "most famous cycling race in the […]
State Of Tubelessness: 2019 07-10-2019
Although most tires I test now are tubeless rated, a rare few are not, such as this Tioga Binary.Note: For the last "State Of Tublessness" address, see the two part report HERE and HERE. It is 2019, and almost every new tire design is tubeless rated now, […]
GTDRI 2019: Update 07-09-2019
Proposed Route or hippo-nosed flying dragon- You decide. Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational 2019: Route News:Well, since I hear that more than a few folks are thinking about doing this crazy ride, I thought I'd better get to gettin''er dun. I'd drafted […]
Loose Ends 07-08-2019
I was reminded once again why off-roading in Northeast Iowa in the Summer is often a bad idea.This is Monday......right? Not sure. It's been a weird six or seven days what with my schedule, a holiday, and a weekend all running together to make it so I wasn't sure […]
Trans Iowa Stories; The People of Hawarden 07-07-2019
In this post we will learn a bit about the pivotal role the community of Hawarden, Iowa played in getting Trans Iowa off the ground. In the early stages of planning the idea of Trans Iowa out, Jeff and I were discussing what the route should look like. Of course, […]
Minus Ten Review 2009-29 07-06-2019
Scene from the 2009 Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational course. The lilies were on fore ten years ago.Ten years ago on the blog this week I was yapping about the course for the upcoming GTDRI. I just noted that this was the year the lilies were crazy in many spots along the […]

Last Update: September 2nd, 2012