This week I just purchased a mounting system for my iPhone. The mount is super simple to put on and secures great so it doesn’t mover or shake at all while riding. What I was most impressed with was the case itself. Waterproof/weatherproof and very rigid. They didn’t cut corners with this design and it put all your applications and music in a stable location. Fantastic product please go check them out http://www.quadlockcase.com/

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Finally Illinois got some half-way decent weather. I have really been enjoying the mid fifties and low sixties that our spring brings. Here are some recent photos I took. Those new Sidi Genius shoes I got make all other shoes bow down before them. I would never buy any others again. Review coming soon… Go outside please :)

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Wow just super goodness here

Wow just super goodness here

Two of the most important things in cycling is a good jacket and nice bibs. Search and State is a brand out of New York that I stumbled upon recently. In a world of flashy logos and extreme colors its nice to see a brand coming back to the basics. Their no nonsense approach to cycling gear is a breath of fresh air for the modern cyclist. Made in America with an emphasis on material and detail create a fantastic product that any cyclist can appreciate. Their philosophy is ” We believe that cycling apparel has the ability to transcend function. What you wear for the ride should motivate, inspire and do everything it can to keep you moving forward.”
Please check them out and support.

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Two of the most important things in cycling is a good jacket and nice bibs. Search and State is a brand out of New York that I stumbled upon recently. In a world of flashy logos and extreme colors its nice to see a brand coming back to the basics. Their no nonsense approach to cycling gear is a breath of fresh air for the modern cyclist. Made in America with an emphasis on material and detail create a fantastic product that any cyclist can appreciate. Their philosophy is ” We believe that cycling apparel has the ability to transcend function. What you wear for the ride should motivate, inspire and do everything it can to keep you moving forward.”
Please check them out and support.

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Riding my bicycle is the one thing in life I do that separates me from the world I live in. It is a feeling of my own form of movement. Without it I think I would cease to progress. 

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Riding my bicycle is the one thing in life I do that separates me from the world I live in. It is a feeling of my own form of movement. Without it I think I would cease to progress.

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Portraits help us document the adventure of our lives make sure that whatever your doing you try to document it in some way shape or form so that you can look back. Reflection is often the only way we can see our progression.

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Portraits help us document the adventure of our lives make sure that whatever your doing you try to document it in some way shape or form so that you can look back. Reflection is often the only way we can see our progression.

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If I could recommend one thing to focus one once you have found the frame of your dreams, it’s buy decent wheels. I am in love with shimano dura ace track hubs. Please regardless of if your a campagnolo, shimano, or Whatever brand you lean toward. Do your research and make sure they are able to withstand a war because this is what holds it all together and keeps you rolling on.
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If I could recommend one thing to focus one once you have found the frame of your dreams, it’s buy decent wheels. I am in love with shimano dura ace track hubs. Please regardless of if your a campagnolo, shimano, or Whatever brand you lean toward. Do your research and make sure they are able to withstand a war because this is what holds it all together and keeps you rolling on.
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Heres a couple photos of the eventful night that was my girlfriends first ride with me. Finally got her a bike after months of pain staking trial and error with every type of bike you could think of. Ended up getting her a Cervelo P2-SL

Cervelo Smartwall 2 tubing

Cervelo carbon Wolf TT fork

All the shifters, Crankset, and Deraileurs Shimano Dura Ace

Cervelo Handle bars with Profile T2 Aero Bars

Shimano R550 Wheels

Specialized Tri Tip Saddle

Also, thanks to a certain someone I hooked her up with some new water bottles from Cadence Collection. After the ride we ended up back at or place for some well needed hydration. Get out there and get exploring.

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I won’t post too much about music because honestly I am so sporadic and honestly I have music ADD that it needs its own blog. Regardless Alkaline trio and their new album My Shame Is True deserves some love from Beans and Bikes. This band makes some of the best Riding music. Living in Chicago and now Northern Illinois this band makes those days when you need a little motivation to go that extra 5 miles a little easier. Sometimes I get music block where I can’t find anything to put in my ears while riding and then I remember that I can always count on these guys to put something in my headphones that changes my feelings about how far I really want to ride that day. Put this album on your iPhone, walkman, or whatever device you use while riding and up your cadence for that day.

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I won’t post too much about music because honestly I am so sporadic and honestly I have music ADD that it needs its own blog. Regardless Alkaline trio and their new album My Shame Is True deserves some love from Beans and Bikes. This band makes some of the best Riding music. Living in Chicago and now Northern Illinois this band makes those days when you need a little motivation to go that extra 5 miles a little easier. Sometimes I get music block where I can’t find anything to put in my ears while riding and then I remember that I can always count on these guys to put something in my headphones that changes my feelings about how far I really want to ride that day. Put this album on your iPhone, walkman, or whatever device you use while riding and up your cadence for that day.

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DVS x Cadence are coming out with a new shoe collaboration. The Fantom is pretty dope. Seems a lot slimmer than their past models. I prefer a slimmer shoe and this looks like a good alternative to the Asics and Vans I have been buying as of late. Doesn’t seem like there is a release date on these yet but I am sure they will be out soon. I am def going to swoop these as soon as they release. It is nice to see a company like DVS reaching out and making a cycling specific shoe for those of us who don’t ride spd and dislike bulky shoes. I hope more companies step into the on and off the bike shoe and apparel game. 

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DVS x Cadence are coming out with a new shoe collaboration. The Fantom is pretty dope. Seems a lot slimmer than their past models. I prefer a slimmer shoe and this looks like a good alternative to the Asics and Vans I have been buying as of late. Doesn’t seem like there is a release date on these yet but I am sure they will be out soon. I am def going to swoop these as soon as they release. It is nice to see a company like DVS reaching out and making a cycling specific shoe for those of us who don’t ride spd and dislike bulky shoes. I hope more companies step into the on and off the bike shoe and apparel game. 

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