Author Archives: Kurt (Lightning) Bredeson

About Kurt (Lightning) Bredeson

I am a married man, a follower of Jesus, a Mechanical Engineer, and a lover of cars, cycling and music. Things haven't always been easy; things haven't always been hard. I'm just trying my best in this life to enjoy what's been given to me by God and make the most of it.

If you buy a good bike, buy a good lock. Sad Story.

My friend bought a new bike this summer. A nice bike. A really nice bike that he could barely afford. In fact, this bike has been on my own dream-bike list for at least four years. I can’t afford it, … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Kenda Klondike Vs. DIY Studded Tire

For the past several winters I’ve been riding with some DIY studded tires. When the rubber on one of them was just too old, it split and my tube came out. So I bought a studded tire on sale the … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Race Prepping my Commuter Bike

Since purchasing my Opus Adagio commuter bike in 2010, I’ve mainly used it for… commuting! Yay! It does what it’s meant for really well. It’s a nice, fast, comfortable, sturdy commuter “urban performance” bike in the $600 price range. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Cyclocross and Racing | Tagged , | 2 Comments

How Winter Riding Can Improve MTB Skills, Part 2

I started this post in March 2015. I’m still having fun riding in winter and trying out MTB skills, so here’s some more you can try in the snow! In Manitoba there’s lots of it, so you just have to … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Winter | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

So Much To Say, So Little Time

It’s been a crazy couple years for me. Luckily, and by the grace of God, I’m getting through it. In fact, it’s starting to look a whole lot better and I’m getting excited for what might be in store for … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Cyclocross and Racing, Repair and Maintenance, Winter | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fixing up an Old Bike: Bottom Bracket Overhaul

In my last post about fixing up an older CCM mountain bike, I thought I was done tinkering with the thing. I believe I said: “Leave well-enough alone.” Yep, I did say that. But I didn’t do it though; oh … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Repair and Maintenance | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

How Winter Riding can Improve MTB Skills, Part 1

This spring I was planning on learning and practicing a few new mountain bike (MTB) skills to get better and more confident on the trails. I was also wanting to teach my father-in-law a few small things I’ve picked up, … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Winter | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments