Best ridden in the morning for the quite and the sunrise. I put together this pdx city route together as a flowy interesting diversion to the insanity of the vid . It's not super long, has some good hills to keep your fitness up, wicked views and ends mellow, so you can side into your... Continue Reading →
What it is: All purpose jacket made by Ornot with Polartec material. It's about $200 and comes in many sizes. With a slim designed fit, it wears like a tight fit jacket / jersey, it's very stretchy, and has long arms and an on the bike cut. What it is not, a ultra waterproof "shell",... Continue Reading →
Escape the city and ride through a variety of landscapes not too far away. Route to Parrett Mountain.
Riding in hot temps or killing it on the turbo trainer, can these sweatbands solve the awful sweat in the eyes ?
This is the long term test report for the Yakima's Jetstream rack and Highroad mounts. The removal of the rack was simple and after eighteen months of use I was curious to see exactly what had gone on. Which bits had worn, which had adapted, and hopefully not find any damage to my car. As... Continue Reading →
When to replace your chain? Do chains stretch? What's an in spec chain? How do you get more life from your chain? and other techy chain questions addressed.
Winter Creek 2019 route is a 95% car free route through mild gravel and small roads in the Mount Hood area. Splendid view of the mountain top from Trillium lake and flowy woodsy trail on the return.
The msw airstream - co2 tire inflation head is small, light and well designed. Pocket or kit bag worthy.
Continental finally got on the gravel game and launched two new tyres. Terra Speed and Terra Trail Both 40c an available in 700c or 650b.
Winter training or fitness - consider the Kickr. Review : Unpacking and Setup : Wahoo Kickr Core 2020
18 Handmade bicycle builders plus Enve, Chrome, Sram, Smith, Bike Flights make for a good event at the Chris King Open house 2019. CK also launched two new colors Violet and Matte Bourbon.
Manufacturers take note on the gravel tire trend and start to design gravel and adventure specific rims and wheels.
SRAM's ETAP shifting components have individual batteries on the derailleurs unlike Shimano's Di2. The batteries are swappable should you lose power or if you have a backup battery. A nice design touch is on the battery cover. It has a little molded in indicator that you can set to remind you if it's an empty... Continue Reading →
Can it even be bad? - the Kickr is almost a cliche now for smart trainer (at least in the US) and I just got my hands on a Kickr Core ($899).More recently Wahoo did some firmware updates to eliminate the biggest gripes behind the Kickr and improve the Bluetooth. More to come... UPDATE :... Continue Reading →
The 2020 Transit bike commuter jacket with improved features and a large step forward with a sustainability story.
Sorted up a fresh batch of cycling food before the blueberries go out of season. A fresh batch of berry choc chip rice cakes, this time using Coconut milk (instead of coconut cream) and I mixed the berries direct with the rice instead of a layer style makeup. Full recipe here The trick to maximum... Continue Reading →