The why and how of servicing your wheels

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 →

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Route Dev : Mosier Multisport + Eagle Caves 8.01b

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 →

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Epic Routes

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 →

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Review: Giant Surge Team Road Shoes

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 →

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Local Portland Routes

  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 →

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Silca Ypsilon Wrench

Just another Y wrench? Geeking out on some bike tools this week. As with many of Silca's products which catch my eye, their latest tool called Ypsilon - a y wrench I could not resist. (In case you were wondering, Ypsilon is from the 16th century and means the 20th letter of the greek alphabet... Continue Reading →

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