Thursday, April 30, 2015


Say hello to my #Workbike.  She is a nice bike and I have felt bad that since I got here I haven't ridden her much. Since she is a single speed and I am a big fat guy it seems like I had made a huge mistake by picking a sweet little thing like her. Between BOB and the Macho Man, I never really found an excuse to take her out riding. She has sat patience in a dark closet just waiting for her time to shine.

That time has come.

I work for Heyl & Patterson (sorry about the talking sales pitch) designing some really cool machines. In August we moved from Robinson to Carnegie. Carnegie is pretty flat. i.e. Perfect for my sweet little single speed to really shine.  One of the cooler things about horking for H&P is that I can keep my bike inside in a secure room so I never have to worry about it. So when Lunch time comes

Off I go.

It is a great feeling to head out for 30 min of pedaling in the middle of the day, off to discover what I can about the area around our new building. So far I have found churches, graveyards, parks and playgrounds, murals and memorials.

In other words, some cool stuff

It is interesting to look forward to the middle of the day and wonder what I will see on my ride. No more sitting at my desk eating pb&j and watching youtube. Instead I get air, people, and usually smiles. I see a mom with a stoller and a puppy. I see other people on bikes, clearly not out for a ride but running errands. I ride and find the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association. Which is very cool looking place to find. So if you happen to be in Carnegie at lunch and the sun is shining look around you might just see me go zooming past you.

Ill be the fat guy smiling

Monday, April 6, 2015

It Seems

Well it seems like I have something to say after almost an entire year of silence. A lot has gone on in the last year but more than anything I ask you all to forgive me. I never meant to just abandon all of my friends. It was just something that happened and before I realized I found myself so far away that I no longer felt like I was part of this group.

Stop laughing.

I realize just how stupid that was. I stopped down at OTB a couple of months ago and was reminded over and over again just how wrong I was, as one person after another reminded me that I was not forgotten and I was still welcomed. And people still wonder why Pittsburgh has such a lively Cycling community. I know why.

Because you are part of it.

Anyway this last week with what I am going to call a break in the weather I got back on my big orange Bike (BOB) and managed to do a small amount of riding (enough to realize just how out of shape I am as well as enough to remember just why I love being on the Bicycle. FREEDOM!) So now I am on the long road back and kicking myself for missing the Viking Ride. 

I for one can't wait to see all of you again. I truely miss you all.

More soon.
Terry Bruce (Fatguy Orangebike)