Being overseas we have limited (american) cycling magazines. Our base store gets ‘Bicycling Magazine’, ‘Bicycle Times’ -One of my fav’s, and one or 2 mt.biking magazines and thats it. When Rob visited Vegas for work he was floored by all the cycling magazines out there. So for his birthday (and as a last minute present effort) I bought him a subscription to Bicycling mag and Cycle Sport America mag.  There was another one he had brought back with him but some of those magazines get expensive! over $100 a year in magazine subscription just seems a bit outrageous to me so he’s only getting 2 subscription this year lol. I hope he enjoys them. Bonus for me because now we’ll save money since we’ve been buying one of those magazines every single month! Subscriptions are just the best way to go, people! I will pobably subscribe to Bicycle Times soon. Especialy since they are going to be upping there magazines per year from quarterly.

In commuter bike news, its looking like I may be experiencing Campi shifters for the first time. Rob seems really set on me trying them out. He believes, once I get used to them, that I will really like them. I have small hands…heck a small frame at that…and he insists that the shifters will be easier for me to manuever with my small hands vs.  me stretching to shift or brake with Shimano.  They scare me a bit but then again so did the idea of riding a road bike, going downhills at fast speeds, and riding with clipless pedals. Everything is an experience to be learned.


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