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?
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 →
These are a collection of rides I consider epic routes, I contrive a plan (see the route dev series), then If I like it I ride it again and again tweaking it until it's the best it can be in terms of overall experience and flow. I hope these docs inspire you to go ride.... Continue Reading →
We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring? With a little... Continue Reading →
Fancy bikes all around this weekend. Chris King put on an exhibition from 18 of the most prestigious bicycle builders in the US. Where you could ogle new creations and talk to the builders. This also coincided with the launch of a couple of new finishes for Chris King - Matte Mango and Matte Turquoise.... Continue Reading →
Shoes are, undeniably, one of the top 5 items that determine your comfort and power on a bike. It's important to note that shoes are like gloves because there are lots of shapes, sizes and colours and everyone's preference is slightly different. It sounds obvious but for reviewing purposes but it's also important to point... Continue Reading →
10 Great Portland Road Rides A collection of classic Portland cycling routes organized by different areas of the city and mileage. They all start and end close to the city, offering a solid feel to Portland areas ridden by many local road riders. Ideal for a quick spin, winter base miles or fun summer spins.... Continue Reading →
1. I started planning this on paper riffing off my previous design, but this time I was going to wrap a band around the outside to attach to the bike. But the essence was similar, I wanted good access. I drew some basic shapes to scale with the proportions I needed. I folded bits of... Continue Reading →