Goals…..

So, 2017 has been upon us for a few weeks now. Many folks have made, and already given up on New Years Resolutions. I’m not one to make resolutions, and this year is no different. I have, however, been quite reflective of 2016. I’ve been pondering my family, my relationship with God, my job, my…

Here’s to Zwift and New Beginnings!

  So, if you’ve seen my youtube channel, you’ll know that I’m an Old Fat Guy on a MTB (http://goo.gl/gV2oED). Basically, I’m a 48-year-old father of 4 boys and I’m currently about the heaviest I’ve ever been, weighing in at 285 pounds. Funny thing is I don’t drink regular soda, don’t eat a lot of…

absoluteBLACK Chainrings

This review is LONG overdue, but here we go. A few months back I got picked up as a brand ambassador for absoluteBLACK(http://absoluteblack.cc), a small company out of the UK that is focused on making the best oval chainrings out there.  In full disclosure, as an Ambassador, I do not get free stuff, but I…

SRAM Updates Guide Brakes

So, as a bike geek, I tend to follow the latest news and trends regarding components and such.  While my MTB is awesome, it definitely is a budget build and doesn’t have all the bells and whistles.  However, that doesn’t mean I’m not always trying to find ways to upgrade it. Currently, I’m running XT…

Welcome to The Truing Stand!

As I sit here with my family on a lazy Good Friday, watching the snow fall, I figured it was as good a time as any to actually get this thing started! I suppose I should introduce myself first, so, my name is Gifford (yes, for real!) and I moved to Colorado a little over…

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