This is my first post so I want to say HELLO to all the awesome ladies
who read/write/enjoy candy cranks. I live in and fell in love with cycling in
Atlanta, Georgia – despite it being one of the least cycling friendly
cities in the country. We have hostile drivers, fast roads, poor public
transit, and bike lanes filled with gravel, grates, and broken glass.
But somehow I love it and am not alone. The cyclists here are pretty
diverse: we have road riders, super commuters, serious track riders
(we have a velodrome!), fixed gear trick enthusiasts, and about ten
bike couriers. We are hosting the 2010 North American Cycling Courier Championship (NACCCs) and are all super
excited to have our city descended upon by cyclists from cities from
I own two bikes: a soma rush and a bianchi pista concept. Actually, I
just purchased a third, a bmc roadracer, on ebay, but it hasn’t
arrived yet. I think I have a bicycle buying/building habit that I
have no intention of breaking.
I am learning to race at Dick Lane Velodrome and am trying out this whole
“training” thing. I always enjoyed alleycat races, but am trying to
step up to a more serious level of dedication. We’ll see how that
goes… I have a lazy streak that tends to get in the way. However,
the community at our velodrome is both encouraging and fun, so
it’s easy to get drawn into the race nights.
I plan to post about local events (we’re having a bunch of FUNdraisers
for NACCCs) and my likely difficult fight to learn how to ride my new
road bike (gears confuse me). I will probably use parenthesis too
often (sorry) and hopefully not bore anyone to tears.