Ever considered portable rice snacks as an alternative to purchased nutrition bars? SkratchLabs rice cakes are designed by the pro's.
Winthrop, Washington is pretty far from Portland Oregon. Located at the base of the North Cascades it's a proper six hour car drive, but well worth it. There is a massive outdoor culture up there with biking, hiking and more outdoor stuff than you can shake a stick at. We headed up there to scope... Continue Reading →
The Castelli Emergency jacket is designed as an on the go, pocket packable protection jacket, I took it on a few trips to find out really how good it is.
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 →
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington is bloody huge, covering 1,400,300 acres (2200 square miles) there's a lot to be explored. Having been on Rainier and St Helens windy ride and Spirit Lake but never down in the Gifford closer to Oregon the plan was to explore some new roads. Overview Set to be a 100degree... Continue Reading →
A pretty chill river route surrounded in an amazing river valley. The river trail starts at the Deschutes River State Park (just east of the city of The Dalles Oregon.) A flat gravel / rock trail on the East side of the river that used to be a rail line back in 1910, but a... Continue Reading →
ou are crushing along then it happens, you get a flat, or your second flat. By accident the current tube you brought was a 48mm valve stem length and needed to be a 60mm!
I'm in my second year of this boot now. Last weekend I completed a 6hr, 38degree ride in them, complete with a stream crossing, rain and about 4 miles of bike hiking in the snow (see buckyrides on facebook for pictures). I can still say that they live up to their glory. This is... Continue Reading →
Pretty psyched for a change of season I ordered up some new gear. I needed some new colder weather stuff and wanted to try something different from Ornot, a smaller San Fransisco company that has been around four years now. Their brand stuck in my mind from the play on words in Ornot's clever campaign... Continue Reading →
Light and Motion is a California based company that has been manufacturing lights for 28 yrs. Founded in 1989 by a pair of Stanford graduates who started the company from a passion of SCUBA diving and underwater photography, the products are designed, assembled and tested in Monterey and what they cannot make themselves they outsource... Continue Reading →
Last week I headed to Interbike Vegas 2017, where cycling industry veterans gathered to show off the latest trends and technology in cycling. The first two days of Interbike was Outdoor Demo, where cycling industry pro's get to view and ride new bicycles, followed by three days of tradeshow. With three exhibition halls full of... Continue Reading →
The rain season is right around the corner and a good set of fenders turns the off season from a bleak lackluster time into a no problem season
A rag tag crew of cyclists for 133miles and 15,000ft of climbing on some of the most beautiful and challenging roads around Mt.Hood Oregon. RaphaRising 2017
Almost an institutional ride now, this being my 4th time. This ride has mind blowing landscape and killer mountain views of Mt. St Helens, Washington. With the added bonus that its 100% traffic free delight (right now).
Anthm channel their knowledge of materials and product development to create a cycling jersey (and brand) that is made in the USA, specifically Portland, where he has control over the details, he can ride his bike for 5miles to visit his seamstress to talk face to face and work on his 2nd sample, adding the care and attention where needed to get it just right.
Rolling smooth? It's only when things are not smooth that we seem to notice as it affects the quality of your ride. Most of this smoothness comes from the mechanics of bearings which allow things to rotate in a controlled and fluid manner. Wheel bearings are some of the many bearings found on a bicycle,... Continue Reading →
Quick errands? popping in and out of shops to drop things off or grab a quickie. Bike rides with your mates that inevitably end up at the burrito place or coffee shop? Yeah we all do this and we all know the feeling of leaving your bike unattended for a few minutes, read on for the solution
The Dalles mountain 60 route is a staple in cyclists books. Amazing views and a mixture of road and gravel make for a killer ride. This year we decided to ride it the day after the March 11th organised / unorganised ride due to conflicts and the chance of a lot better weather the next... Continue Reading →