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One Eyed Z.

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Although I have only been known as the One Eyed z since my bicycle VS car accident in 2006, I've been riding my entire life. I decided to turn my passion for the "Church of the Two Wheels" into my profession in 2000 and went to work for a local shop where I have been ever since. I have... Full Bio
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Weekend ponderings by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Admittedly I like the 27.5+ and 29+ platforms. Its kinda like disc brakes on road bikes... I like the options but I don't wanna have to have it. Hub sizing gets conf ... Read on »
The time has come to retire by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking News from the KC Sprints blog KC Sprints is retiring. Retiring? Yes, you read that right. R-E-T-I-R-I-N-G As in we are done. Finished. No more. Stick ... Read on »
Fighting pre holiday depression... by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking By dreaming of rides big and small. The Rapha Continental Movie from RAPHA on Vimeo .   City Lines from RAPHA on Vimeo . Read on »
If ya got time to lean.... by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking "If ya got time to lean you've got time to clean!" At least that is how the saying goes. Winter in a bike shop in the Midwest is all about leaning and cleaning . And ... Read on »
"I'm buying a helmet." by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking When I woke up Sunday morning I noticed I had a text. "I'm buying a helmet." Uh-oh... I figured Jim had taken a tumble and rang his bell on the way home from the bar ... Read on »
Happy Friday by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking For no reason other than its Friday Read on »
Oldie but a goodie. by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Pretty sure I've posted this before but I'm too lazy to go look. Refound this in an email  titled one for us "Freaks" from 2003. Your neighbors are moving further ... Read on »
CIRREM by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Last night registration opened to the 2015 edition of CIRREM and I nearly missed it. I had totally forgotten. The 2014 edition sold out in 25 minutes and I fear ... Read on »
Forgotten notes by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Found this in a notebook this morning 03/27/11 At McCoy's with the OMB heckling KU people, and KU lost FYI. A gal walks into the bar post KU loss wearing a KU shift. ... Read on »
Still alive. AKA Happy Birthday to Me. by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Welp Here we are. 40. Building up to this day I was mentally trying to assemble a post about being older. Wax poetic and whatnot about being 40. Bu ... Read on »
Rain by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking As I sit and sip my coffee and mentally prepare for the wet pedal commute to work I am reminded of a much loved phrase There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. ... Read on »
Readings by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Inevitably, he said, "What is the meaning of this?" It is the precise question and the precise wording thereof that has been put to the atmosphere on such occasions by ... Read on »
I guess this is a thing now. by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Former pros doing fix a flat videos ... At least this one isn't uncomfortable to watch.   How to Fix a Flat from 9W magazine on Vimeo . ... Read on »
Its Monday. Lets get weird. by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Oh yeah... that they are weird... And then this happened HA! Gotta pay the bills somehow I guess. Read on »
What was I saying about Mondays.... by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Oh yeah... that they are weird... And then this happened HA! Gotta pay the bills somehow I guess. Read on »
Monday Music by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Oh hell to the mother f'n yeah! Pre ride tunes. Enjoy. I know I am. Read on »
Playing catch up. by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking *This post I started the draft on a year ago about the Renegade Gents Race. The 2014 edition of the race is coming up this weekend and I'll be riding it again. Welp, n ... Read on »
Friday Films. Now with lots of linkage! by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Saw this recently on Trackosaurusrex Oh man... am I ready for some dry dirt. My SSCX  got a over haul this winter and it needs to get out! New bar (Sa ... Read on »
Monday morning by One Eyed Z. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Good time for some Machotaildrop Read on »