Precious Tweets

Precious Tweets We interrupt our regular bloggish for a quick video that I’ve been meaning to make for a while. I’ve poked around a little on sites to see how people are reacting to Precious being an auto-tweeting awesome bike. I notice that there seems to be a little confusion around certain things, and I think some folks are over-thinking it. Then I saw a comment on Precious’s Twitter – from someone I also follow – saying that they didn’t believe his tweets were automatic. It upset me a little. I’ve since decided I don’t care what people think. It’s …

Yes, I am Precious. Dot Com.

Yes, I am Precious. Dot Com About two months ago, on a Friday, a little site was set to launch. It was a fun little thing, and Precious was peeing his pants with excitement for it to go live so the true hero of the ride across the USA could be revealed. I was excited for him. So excited, I promptly crashed him into a ditch on the Wednesday prior, and the Friday launch evaporated into the air like so many hopes and dreams of bicycles. Well today is the big day. The day when his site finally goes live …

Tool Time with Toga

One of the nagging little voices in my head has been having a red-hot go lately at making me feel like I’m going to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken Precious and no idea what to do about it. “Shut up, nagging voice!” I say. Of course I can say that now, since last night I underwent a little one-on-one bike monkeying session with Will at Toga NYC. Will and I go way back. At least to, um, November last year. That’s far back in dog time. We originally met when I got my BG fit. …

Kickstart my heart

Today, I launched my first ever Kickstarter project. Kind of exciting. Will it be successful? Will it actually help me write my book if it is successful? (I’m definitely compelled to write if I know people are waiting on stuff!) Will people just laugh at my craziness and how I think Precious is a real live boy? Time will tell. Ninety days of time, in fact. That’s how long I have to raise the funds. Check out the project description to see how I plan to use the money. I tried to keep all the rewards kind of small, hoping …

It is about the bike.

A STORY OF ATTRACTION I’ve already posted a couple of pictures of the sexy, handsome and enigmatic Precious, but I’ve not yet explained how we ended up marrying our fortunes together. Precious and I are now a force to be reckoned with. This is no brief fling, no Vegas mistake with annulment looming. We are in this for the long haul. We were simply meant to be. When I first got the idea of doing the Transamerica tour, I never really thought I’d be ponying up for a bike that cost more than, I dunno, a grand maybe? So how …

Meet Precious

Well, I’m now the proud owner of a modified 2010 Specialized Tricross Comp. Modified in the sense that I had the wheels switched out to more hard-wearing touring wheels for my planned trip across these great United States. I also had it converted to a triple, to tackle what I’m sure is going to be just hours of fun on the Appalachians! And the Rockies! When I add the TransAmerica section to this site (still working on it), I’ll give a rundown of everything this bike is and can be. At the moment, I’m cranking around on it in some …