Route: Columbia County Sesh

Mainly a road ride, this one has been in my good books for a long time. A solid 80 miler starting near Scappoose Oregon, with challenging climbs and twisty descents, comes in with a sweet downhill finish.

Review- Recovery drinks

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... Continue Reading →

Tips: 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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Tips: 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 Rema vulcanization glue Method Find the hole, this can be tricky... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Chenoweth Upness

This is a good one, maybe even a great one in fall. This route has a lot of great views of the Columbia gorge, Plateau views of Mosier and high mountain views over the valleys of The Dalles. The roads are well paved and wide gravel roads making for an uplifting vibe for a short... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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