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Fan review : Indoor training fans and the art of cooling

Select the right fan for your indoor training

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Olive, Camo and International orange, what a nice combo!

This one turned out really nice I think. Pete will be very happy with this B-Roll toolroll living on his black specialized diverge.

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Cold Winters, Hot Liquid

I was on a cold cold gravel ride a few months ago and it got my brain thinking about what I could have done different, how I could have improved things, felt better and gone longer. Suffering is fine and we all do it in some way or another at times in our sport of […]

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Patching Latex Inner Tubes

A quick post for users of latex inner tubes. Using this method, I fixed latex inner tubes and its proven out with 5 months on the road, no problem. What you need A donor latex tubeSharp scissors or knife.Regular vulcanizing glue / patch glue Method Find the hole, this can be tricky and harder than […]

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Strava App: Bluetooth heart rate is Back!

For the longest time I found it really Strange that Strava deleted bluetooth from their mobile app. It seemed to cut off a lot of runners and cyclists from expanding what they do. They had a lot of lame excuses at the time, as to the reasons why, but the good news its back! and […]

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Wahoo Rival Multisport Watch

I have been a big fan of Wahoo ever since I got frustrated with awful user interfaces of Garmin (years past). Just the other night I was looking at Garmin’s multi-sport wrist devices with my eye on something that is better for my runs than just my iphone. This morning I get a great e […]

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B-Roll and P Roll , Color Options Galore

Color options for B-Roll and Pocket Roll

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Winter Training, trainers and gear

We are heading into that time of the year when it can be a little more difficult to get outside. Perhaps you don’t have quite the right gear, or you live in a place where you cannot clean your bike easily, or maybe its just too risky weather wise to ride outside. These are all […]

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Zwift and Trainer tech for indoor winter training

Zwift, Smart trainers, power trainers, thumsup, Zwifting, FTP, Watopia and workouts – what does all this mean?

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Pink and Purple custom tool roll

Because I make custom stuff, taste is often in the eye of the commissioner, to which some I think is really cool and some not so much. This one I thought turned out pretty cool looking and on this bike it really sets off the highlights and will look really good. For those of you […]

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First Look Review – Zlok and Zlok Combo from HipLoc

Today I have some new products to review, they are called Z Locks , presumably for Zip-tie lock because thats what they look like. They are lockable security ties that wrap around things to temporarily stop someone walking off with your gear. Marketed towards lots of activities, camping, skiing etc. This is a manufacturer out […]

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Peaty’s Tire Sealant

The long story : A friend gave me a set of road wheels to test. The wheels had tires, but unfortunately the rear wheel was out of air and not holding air. Being of a tubeless design with 30c tires and no visible holes in the rubber I decided to open them up and see […]

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The quick and effective; cheap and easy way to clean your chain

Chain cleaning has always perplexed me a little. Some people buy ultrasonic cleaners, others special tools and brushes. But, it doesn’t take a special chain cleaner or specific tools to keep your gear running slick. I have used the following method for years with good results.In this case, even with 1000 dry miles on the […]

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Alpinist CL Wheels – 1300g Disc Carbon $1600 ! (?)

So much good right here! 1300g Disc, Shallow carbon, hooked rim, external nipples for $1600. What? Alpinist ultra-light 1365 gram wheelset. Roval’s new Alpinist CL pairs the climbing pedigree of the featherweight Alpinist rim with workhorse DT Swiss 350-series hubs and gossamer DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. The new Alpinist rim technology has already proven itself […]

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Wahoo Bolt “Stealth” Cycling Computer

Earlier this year Wahoo dropped the price of their smallest, aerodynamic cycling computer while introducing the all black colour scheme called stealth. (previously dark grey and cyan accents) At $220 The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt it packs a lot of punch, including all the regular features you expect to also find plus a lot more. Overview […]

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Work Jersey by Ornot

Quick review on the Work jersey It’s somewhat difficult to write about a jersey, generally I have a tendency think they are somewhat nondescript items, but really there is quite a lot of detail, when you get down to it. After wearing the Ornot Work Jersey for a while now and comparing it to other […]

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Marmot 70 Planning

Marmot, Shipley, Kitzmiller, Pugh and Wildcat are some of the names that pop up when you mention superb roads in the west foothills of mt hood. This past weekend I was working to put together a 3 option ride in the beautiful area to incorporate these. The idea being a well paced 35, 55 or […]

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Circumnavigate Mt.Hood 2020

I have been riding the mountain and close by roads for going on years now. My first time circumnavigating mt.Hood, Oregon was 2012 for an original route written by Velodirt. Since then I have really enjoyed exploring the area and variations on the roads. This summer I didn’t have too many miles on my legs […]

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SRAM AXS Force 2020

Thinking of upgrading to the new Sram Force eTap? I did a quick review of the XDr based system comparing to my experiences using Shimano

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Ornot MagicShell jacket with Polartec Neoshell

The Ornot Magicshell jacket is literally magic… read on