Winter training or fitness - consider the Kickr. Review : Unpacking and Setup : Wahoo Kickr Core 2020
18 Handmade bicycle builders plus Enve, Chrome, Sram, Smith, Bike Flights make for a good event at the Chris King Open house 2019. CK also launched two new colors Violet and Matte Bourbon.
Manufacturers take note on the gravel tire trend and start to design gravel and adventure specific rims and wheels.
SRAM's ETAP shifting components have individual batteries on the derailleurs unlike Shimano's Di2. The batteries are swappable should you lose power or if you have a backup battery. A nice design touch is on the battery cover. It has a little molded in indicator that you can set to remind you if it's an empty... Continue Reading →
Can it even be bad? - the Kickr is almost a cliche now for smart trainer (at least in the US) and I just got my hands on a Kickr Core ($899).More recently Wahoo did some firmware updates to eliminate the biggest gripes behind the Kickr and improve the Bluetooth. More to come...
The 2020 Transit bike commuter jacket with improved features and a large step forward with a sustainability story.
Sorted up a fresh batch of cycling food before the blueberries go out of season. A fresh batch of berry choc chip rice cakes, this time using Coconut milk (instead of coconut cream) and I mixed the berries direct with the rice instead of a layer style makeup. Full recipe here The trick to maximum... Continue Reading →
Bike nutrition is important to every cyclist, from the rookie to experienced. We can all gain some insight for how better to provide our bodies with fuel. Here are my bar picks.
When Specialized launched this shoe in Feb 2019 they were not messing around regarding innovation. They went big on materials and features to impress.
This variation of Circumnavigating mt. Hood takes in the beautiful Lost Lake Resort going out and back on Lolo Pass rd.
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 →