Author Archive for Jonathan Hero

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Bike Arena

No Chain Day

Or tires or cables / This lovely bicycle (now there’s a good name for a blog) has been here before….

Truing Stand

Wheel Building 101

Months ago (or was it years?) a Campagnolo Record rear hub was purchased. Some time later, inexplicably, that hub disappeared….



Jenny from PR has come to the realization that she only needs three bikes. We know. You try to raise…


Tenspeed Hero Rustic Headquarters

Meanwhile, back in the states, a couple of Heroes scoured the Sierra Nevada for rustic high altitude Hero headquarters. While…

Gold Medal

Kristin Wins Gold

Living in Boise, Idaho has given Jonathan Hero, me, a unique perspective on the accomplishments of hometown hero Kristin Armstrong….

Cav the Cat

Mark Cavendish wins stage 20 of the 2012 tdf

Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées, 130 kilometers / Cavendish wins his fourth Champs Elysees stage. Temporarily without Internet here so the…


Alejandro Valverde wins stage 17 of the 2012 tdf

Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes – 143.5km / Watching these gentlemen in France riding bikes everyday for the last three weeks has…


Pierrick Fedrigo wins stage fifteen of the 2012 Tour de France

Samatan – Pau 159 km / With all the excitement around the Twilight Criterium in Boise Idaho, (more on this…

stage 14

Luis Leon Sanchez wins stage fourteen of the 2012 tdf

Limoux – Foix 191 km / It is sort of a bummer for Luis León Sánchez that his stage win…

stage 10

Thomas Voekler Wins Stage ten of the 2012 Tour De France

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 148km / For a guy who has “no talent” – he’s not a climber, not a time-trialist, and not…

stage 7

Chris Froome Wins stage seven of the 2012 Tdf

Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles (199 kilometers) / The seventh day of the seventh month saw the seventh…

Crass Aztec Camera

Punk or New Wave?

There was a time when proclaiming what type of music we listened too was important or necessary even. It was…