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About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?

1st Time Throwing a Timing Chain…

Here’s a strange… We finally had nice weather and some free time this afternoon so we took advantage of both and got in a much-needed tandem ride.  Sadly, traffic continues to increase on weekends so a “low stress” road ride … Continue reading

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The cost of tires; what the hell?

If there’s one thing that continues to baffle me it’s the cost of tires.  You’d think with the cost of oil going down, tire prices would have hit a plateau and leveled off.  But, not so. And, it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect in Marietta, Georgia on 1 April

As has been reported locally, the city of Marietta, Georgia — where I work and where we routinely drive — adopted a new “hands-free” driving law back on 14 February that goes into effect on 1 April.  The idea is … Continue reading

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2018 Canadian Tandem Rally Website Is Up & Running

Guest contribution from David & Brenda Vandevelde…. Canadian Tandem Rally, May 25-28th 2018 For 2018 the Canadian Tandem Rally heads north to cottage country and the city of Peterborough, 125 km northeast of Toronto with a population of 81,000, on … Continue reading

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Last Call for Lodging at the 2018 Sebring Tandem Rally

A guest posting from the Florida Panthers…. 8th Annual Sebring Tandem Rally 2018 March 9-11, 2018 The Chateau Elan in Sebring, FL, your host for the 8th Annual Sebring Tandem Rally, has extended its cut-off date for room reservations to March … Continue reading

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A Clean Drivetrain is a Happy Drivetrain…

As a follow-on to the spring tune-up last weekend, the Calfee received a long overdue bath on Saturday morning.  One of the things I try to avoid is putting chains on a bike right out of the box with their … Continue reading

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What Kind of Tape Is That?

Someone asked a question about the wide, shiny, slick tape that they see where the handlebar tape ends on the tops of our handlebars; what kind of tape is that? It’s self-fusing silicone tape, which you can find in either … Continue reading

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