Winter Boots – Shimano MW7 2017/2018

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I’m in my second year of this boot now. Last weekend I completed a 6hr, 38degree ride in them, complete with a stream crossing, rain and about 4 miles of bike hiking in the snow (see buckyrides on facebook for pictures). I can still say that they live up to their glory. Continue reading “Winter Boots – Shimano MW7 2017/2018”

Winter Boots – Shimano MW7 2017/2018

JBucky’s Fav Products of 2017

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JBucky’s Fav Products of 2017

Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?

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You might remember a while back I reviewed the Full Metal Fenders by local company – PDW, The fenders are still going strong and get used on an almost daily basis for 13months now, a bomber setup. PDW is a Portland company that designs, engineers, markets and ships bicycle accessories. The founders come from an cycling industry background having worked in bike shops and bike companies. Back in the day they chose Portland because of the strong bicycle culture and supportive small business community. Continue reading “Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?”

Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?

Ride This : Lyle Explorer 2.05

Lyle_Explore-11A bit of a late write up here. We rode this in the middle of November 2017. Ron (OMTM) had recommended a road called Fischer Hill, just above Lyle in Washington. A little bit familiar with the area, I wanted to connect this upward winding gravel to some other amazing roads in the area and also finish on a killer descent. That’s the way I like to finish rides. This route delivered. Continue reading “Ride This : Lyle Explorer 2.05”

Ride This : Lyle Explorer 2.05

Zwift or Swiffer? They can both clean the floor with you.

IMG_1182Zwift, Smart trainers, power trainers, thumbsup, Zwifting, FTP, Watopia and workouts – what does all this mean? Continue reading “Zwift or Swiffer? They can both clean the floor with you.”

Zwift or Swiffer? They can both clean the floor with you.

Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2

otto2-1A while back I wrote an article on the Ottolock. Ever growing in popularity – the theft deterrent product gets some upgrades and refinements for V2. The changes are subtle improvements and shows how the company is committed to improving and refining an already great solution. Continue reading “Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2”

Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2

Rack it up : Bike storage 101

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Finding space efficient ways to store your bike, yet in an accessible manner is no joke. We moved to a new place, thats where it all started. From house to condo life – Bloody hell, where to put these bikes? how to put these bikes? Continue reading “Rack it up : Bike storage 101”

Rack it up : Bike storage 101

Ride This : Mosier Eagle Caves

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Mellow start with breath taking views from the Rowena Loops, followed by killer landscapes from the Eagle Caves overlooking The Dalles, Columbia and Washington range, then the kicker backed by a solid 4mile 1500ft gravel climb with ribbons of sweet flowing pea gravel gravel decent back to the finish. All in all pretty stellar. Continue reading “Ride This : Mosier Eagle Caves”

Ride This : Mosier Eagle Caves

You could be shivering, ornot.

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Pretty psyched for a change of season I ordered up some new gear. I needed some new colder weather stuff and wanted to try something different from Ornot, a smaller San Fransisco company that has been around four years now. Continue reading “You could be shivering, ornot.”

You could be shivering, ornot.

VIBE LED Lights – be seen, be safe

Light and Motion is a California based company that has been manufacturing lights for 28 yrs. Founded in 1989 by a pair of Stanford graduates who started the company from a passion of SCUBA diving and underwater photography, the products are designed, assembled and tested in Monterey and what they cannot make themselves they outsource to USA suppliers and a small percentage to specialists overseas then brought back to California – think similar to Apple’s strategy. With a strong line of lights for water sports, running and hiking, L&M also serves the cyclists with products from urban to ultra high power mountain biking models.


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VIBE LED Lights – be seen, be safe