The wildfires tearing up the west have been devastating. We’re fortunate that our home is safe but I’ve been living like a shut-in for 10 consecutive days due to the toxic air here in Portland. Oregon’s air is so hazardous that no actually can even say how badly it can affect one’s health. It’s broken […]
I almost died yesterday, while riding my road bike. In fact, as I am typing this slumped over in my chair, I have no idea how I should feel. I don’t know what to think or what to say. Or what to expect from my mind. I should be grateful I wasn’t 10-20 seconds ahead, […]
If you look at any of our trail bikes these days, you’ll see a black Fernhill Co LTL Frame bag strapped stepped to the frame. Inside this bag is a spare tube, tire lever or two, tire plugs, and a small multi-tool. Paired with a matching waist pack, I can carry everything I need for […]
A microfiber towel with bonus features, the Orange Mud Transition 2.0 Wrap is a surprisingly valued addition to our post-ride quick change rituals.
Getting naked in public gets upgraded; I’m referring of course, to the ritual of changing out of our riding gear post-ride.
Feetures socks are well known in the running community, upping the sock business with their engineered targeted compression tech and a custom-like fit that prevent blisters. Though I’m not a big runner, I was still aware of the brand, as Jason reviewed a pair last year and is quite fond of them. So when I […]
New Reserve Carbon Wheels for road has been announced, expanding the carbon wheel line into the road market. Initially launching with MTB carbon wheels in 2017, at the time Reserve was the only company to offer carbon rims with a lifetime warranty. The carbon rim project was initially founded by Santa Cruz Bicycles engineers in […]
Trail Butter is one of our favorite trail snacks, but we also enjoy it while traveling in our van and in many of our recipes. Here’s one of our off the bike breakfast meals —packed with carbohydrates, healthy fats and superfoods for long, sustained energy. This recipe is especially great for those who don’t consume […]
If you haven’t already noticed, Fox has been seriously stepping up their game. They’ve been in the mountain bike apparel and gear space for a quite some time —but in the last couple of years, we’ve started to see more innovative designs and fabrics. The newly released Speedframe Pro helmet is just one of those […]
Always on the lookout for that perfect lightweight packable puffy jacket, when we discovered the BLACKYAK Women’s Nelore Jacket, I was obsessed with acquiring one to try. Founded in Seoul, Korea in 1973, BLACKYAK makes high-quality technical gear for mountaineering expeditions, along with other outdoor activities. BLACKYAK practically owns the outdoor space in South Korea; […]
Fizik has a reputation for performance, fit and design when it comes to footwear. My preferred road shoe of choice is the Infinito R1, so I was curious how the MTB iteration would translate to off-road charging. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the BMC Agonist — an XC Marathon style short travel […]
For how close Portland is to the mountain, it’s amazing how a few inches of snow essentially shuts down the entire city. During what now seems to be a yearly snowpocalypse, Portlanders did get to enjoy 4 inches of snow recently – and it effectively shut down the city. We took it as an opportunity […]
Ride Concepts is a new mountain bike footwear company based in Truckee, California. They launched in fall ’18 with an emphasis on the trail, enduro and downhill side of the sport — offering a wide selection of flat pedal shoes — for the guys. This year the line has expanded to include women and youth-specific […]