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 →
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 →
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 →
We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring? With a little... Continue Reading →
Blake Overview Chrome Industries have been at the apparel game for a while now with some hits and misses. About 2 months ago I wondered into the PDX store to check out their new trouser called the Blake. I ended up walking away with a pair. The Blake is their latest trouser design. It's smarter... Continue Reading →
Fancy bikes all around this weekend. Chris King put on an exhibition from 18 of the most prestigious bicycle builders in the US. Where you could ogle new creations and talk to the builders. This also coincided with the launch of a couple of new finishes for Chris King - Matte Mango and Matte Turquoise.... Continue Reading →
Walton is a great guy and we have a shared interest in bikes and industrial design. I met Walton when track racing at the Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland Oregon and it's great to see this story of how technologies like Shimano's can help. Reposted article from the Shimano blog. I borrowed the Gazelle EasyFlow and after... Continue Reading →
There's a lot of rechargeable tail lights on the market and the Knog Blinder MOB comes in as one of the top ones. The Knog Blinder is a small, seatposted mounted, no fuss, well designed good looking LED light.