Amazing gravel ramble into the lower Gifford Pinchot around the Panther Creek area.
A collection of classic Portland cycling routes organized by different areas of the city and mileage.
This is another Scratch Labs recipe that I modified. Their products and books are great. I find them inspiring to try new recipes and not rely on store bought nutrition bars. I found that rice cakes work for me as a source of fuel and I like to be able to determine what's in them... Continue Reading →
A great cycling cap is an equal combination of function, fit and style. I worked with Misia from DoubleDarn to create this limited edition cycling cap.
Ever considered portable rice snacks as an alternative to purchased nutrition bars? SkratchLabs rice cakes are designed by the pro's.
Winthrop, Washington is pretty far from Portland Oregon. Located at the base of the North Cascades it's a proper six hour car drive, but well worth it. There is a massive outdoor culture up there with biking, hiking and more outdoor stuff than you can shake a stick at. We headed up there to scope... Continue Reading →
I have ridden e bikes, commuter and mountain but I have never serviced them. Brian came in to drop some knowledge. He's the tech rep for Bosch USA e bikes, so knows a thing or two. Drive units (motors) Left: Lower torque motor (50Nm). Right: high torque(75Nm), and below the on bar control units. Exploded... Continue Reading →
The title says it all, but let's keep it in the all good category. Some words of wisdom on gravel riding, route planning and exploring.
The B-Roll saddle bag has been in the works for a while now, packing good design and rad colors, read more here:
Summer is around the corner, pull out your bike and take a few moments to inspect things that will help you have a hassle free summer riding fun.
One of the tried and true classics of the Portland area - "Bull Run". This route is East of Portland and offers a super 60mile road ride.
You may have heard of this thing called XDr, So what's all the hype? I decided to lay down some practical XDr knowledge.
A Silca innovative spin on an old but ever nagging problem - the huge heavy pump. We all know the feeling, traveling with a bike is a bit of a pain at times, especially if using trains or local transport. Beyond the logistic pains some of the regular tools to get your bike setup are... Continue Reading →
New Otto Design product review - The Hexband has a load of new features but is the new Hexband lock six times better than the Ottolock?
CES in Las Vegas is the biggest US show for consumer electronics. A quick rundown of some bicycle innovations.
It's one of those things that should happen at least once a year, but if you are like me you find many excuses to push it off. The main reasons for a service : Your wheels will last longer before failure or expensive repair.Your wheels will feel smoother and roll faster.You will have more reliable... Continue Reading →
The Castelli Emergency jacket is designed as an on the go, pocket packable protection jacket, I took it on a few trips to find out really how good it is.
Exploring in the winter months is a double edged sword. On one hand the gravel roads and trails are less dusty, less jarring and you don't get baked from heat so there is less emphasis on water management. But, often you are riding in relatively cold temperatures (36-40 degrees) with raises in elevation, causing dropping... Continue Reading →