What are Beach Cruiser Bikes Good for? An Alphabetical List of … From A-Z. We want to Save You from a Boring Life What are these things suitable for, anyway? A: Great for Your Arms, bro. B: They will Shrink Your Belt. C: They reduce Cravings without drugs or diets. D: Fun riding Downhill. E: Great for Exercise. (You… Continue reading What are beach cruiser bikes good for? – An Alphabetical List
I vibe with birds. They figured out how to fly. They soar, like eagles. They drop out the sky like missiles – bound for a target. Which is where the story gets interesting for us. On one section of the ride I do often… I have to go through a guantlet of male red-winged blackbirds.… Continue reading I Was Attacked
Today I rode 25 miles on my beach cruiser bike. I think that might be considered FAR on this type of bike. Although, prior to bikes with multiple gears, this bike would’ve been more valuable than a horse, a precursor to the automobile. I biked two towns over… big deal. To me, it was. I… Continue reading How far can you ride a beach cruiser?
Remember when Dorothy can’t find Toto in the Wizard of Oz? She rides her bike frantically, yelling for the dog. No matter what she does, her world is exploding into chaos. She wants to find Toto, to restore order, despite everything being awful. Her tiny house gets sucked up into the tornado and blasted into… Continue reading You are Dorothy
Our imaginations were born on bicycles. The bike was a physical manifestation of our first creative dreams: dragons, rockets, and horses. The bicycle is the first machine we learn to control. It’s our earliest example of personal style, competition, and envy. We fall in love with the bike when we are young. And then we… Continue reading The Pusher and the Monks
To Hell with any other black cruiser bike. This bike was built in Bikehalla for me, upgraded by the top monk cult of a tiny bike shop in Cedar Rapids, and destined to tear flaming curves from the earth, one cruisy turn at a time. To Hell with Any Other black cruiser bike. There are… Continue reading Why a Black Cruiser Bike?
Is there anything better than Riding a Bike Down Hill? Yes. Yes, there are lots of things better than that. But those things are rare, like a captivating discourse with someone you admire. Like skydiving or eating gelato in a town where they don’t speak english, even if they know how. The point is, you… Continue reading Riding a Bike Down Hill
Riding a beach cruiser bike in Iowa is a bit like wearing overalls at the beach, it’s weird but in a way that unlocks a new level inside you. It’s a social experiment. Passing people as you ride, the divide is immediate. They either hate you (they have an expensive bike, they take this ‘cycling’… Continue reading Proceed to the Route
The amazing bike film, “Accomplice” talks about the bike being a partner in crime. The film is shot with a grace of vision rarely matched, except by the outfit that produced it, Teton Gravity Research. Everything they do is digital gold. Their epic series by the Wizard of OG snowboarding, Jeremy Jones, Higher, Deeper, and… Continue reading Black Beach Cruiser Wins Flowers
Remember Flying Through Your Neighborhood at Dusk on a Bike with your Friends… You weren’t riding expensive bikes. Maybe something your dad bought at Toys R Us or a swap meet. But they became so much more than bikes. They became vehicles for Imagination… Bikes transformed into rocket ships. Bikes became whatever you needed them… Continue reading How to Feel Free
My Seat for the Ride Off Into the Sunset: The Brooks M67 Saddle Brooks Saddles. Epic bike gear. They are the classic bike accessory. Made in England since 1866. Handmade. Maybe a little snobby. Which I find delightful on my ‘upgraded cruiser’ from Walmart. The brilliant folks at Gold Finch Cyclery suggested I look at… Continue reading The Brooks M67 Saddle
“This is the right way.” -Cruiser Bike Mystery School J/K This is the right way for us. The challenge for YOU is what is the right way for YOU?
During lockdown many people explored meditation. Working from home kept our minds in a box. Meditation showed us new worlds. Meditation is a lot of things to a lot of people. Most people think of meditation as focusing on a mantra or your breath. I find this type of meditation frustrating. Guided meditation is when… Continue reading Just Choose Again
The Key to Happiness: Find Your Beach At Cruiser Bike Mystery School we believe that you can create your own beach. You don’t actually need a beach. Or a beach cruiser, really. You just need to look at your surroundings in a new way. Life gets in the way. Sometimes it’s hard to just ride… Continue reading Find Your Beach [It Might be a Parking Lot]
How My 29 Inch Walmart Beach Cruiser Changed My Life? In 2012, my life was upside down. I was getting divorced. My business was tanking. I moved to a state where I didn’t know anyone. The only people I knew were my ex-wife and my 5 year old son. I was not a happy camper.… Continue reading 29 Inch Beach Cruiser
Ride: Iowa, Thursday March 11, 2021 Ride off into the Sunset Let me paint a picture for you. Imagine you are a kid again, with your bike, riding with your friends. Your bike was a vehicle for transformation and joy. It was a unicorn and a rocket. That bike plugged you into so much joy.… Continue reading Ride Off Into the Sunset
My 29 inch Black Beach Cruiser Bike from Walmart is the Key to Freedom Rarely does a cheap item turn out to be something that catapults you into self realization, mental expansion, creativity, and downright bliss. My 29 inch Black Walmart Cruiser Bike is one of those items. Once in a while, an object can… Continue reading 29 inch Black Beach Cruiser Bike
My Favorite Thing: 29 inch black beach cruiser bike from Walmart Since 2012, I’ve found Bliss on a Bicycle with my Genesis Beach Cruiser Let me paint a picture for you. In 2012, I moved to a new state with a wife and a small son. Three months later I was asking for a divorce.… Continue reading Beach Cruiser = Stairway to Heaven
A Beach Cruiser from Walmart is not the first thing you think of when you think about life-altering fitness trends. I don’t care. READ: How a Walmart Cruiser Changed My Life. A Big, Black Beach Cruiser, with massive wheels and galactic handle bars is not low key. I don’t care. A Beach Cruiser that cost… Continue reading Since 2012 | My Genesis 29er Beach cruiser
It gets cold in Iowa. It gets cold everywhere. Which is why I think the beach cruiser is perfect for year round riding. Only go winter riding under these conditions: It’s not snowing or sleeting. It’s not freezing or windy enough to dangerous to skin. It’s not icy or wet on the ground. Riding a… Continue reading Can You Ride a Beach Cruiser in the Winter? [Iowa Winter Photos]
June 21, 2020 Here’s the story: You are unhappy. You don’t feel good. You have no fun. You work all the time. There is a conflict. You want to be happy. But you don’t know how. What if I told you the answer was simple? It didn’t require therapy or a big investment. It’s dangerous… Continue reading It’s Just Like Riding a Bike
The Cruise is available to all of us who can ride a bike. June 4, 2020 The Cruise is a state of mind. You are at One with the Cruise. You are at Cruising Speed. You are The Cruise and the Cruise is also Everything Else. The Cruise takes you for a ride and returns… Continue reading Thank You for Cruising
March 30, 2020 Things got weird in Iowa, as they did around the world. We did what we did when we didn’t know what to do… All those years ago. We went to ride bikes. This was the first ride that got photographed in 2020. As the world went sideways, it became more and more… Continue reading Day One of Riding a Cruiser Bike