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Save Opal Creek Wilderness

Save the ancient trees and old growth in Opal Creek Why? – the forest is under cleanup from fire damage and key trees for the eco system will be removed.How? – The laws for Environmental Impact assessment have been removed meaning sensitive areas are less considered.What? – Have a voice, read below The previous administration […]

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Nutrition review- Recovery drinks – recover faster, get stronger

I vividly remember a summer a many years ago that peaked my curiosity for recovery drinks. After a monumental ride one of the strong guys had some in the boot of his car, strange looking and fussy he chugged it down. At first I infrequently used drinks, and then years later I started using them […]

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Close pulley wheels and cleaning precautions on SRAM eTAP

A nice clean chain and pulley wheels really help the drivetrain. It has often entered my mind that bike components should be engineering for easy cleaning to promote life and performance. I had noticed in the past that some groups are easier to clean than others. Was it because they were trying to remove materials […]

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Training Tips

If you’re like me then getting the most out of your training is key, and nonchalantly jumping on the bike isn’t going to do it justice when you are looking deep for those real gains not “bro gains”. After many years of training I have found some important things to consider and things that work. […]

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Wahoo Kickr Direct

To make a direct connection to your Kickr because you keep dropping the wireless signal, sure I kinda get it, this device connects your kickr directly to your router avoiding any wifi issues. But $100 I totally don’t get for something so simple and contain such a little amount of inexpensive components. Compatibility with only […]

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Product Review Showers Pass Cloudburst running jacket

Product Review – ShowersPass new running jacket – Cloudburst

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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 […]