In July 2022, I picked up a Marin Presidio 2 commuter bike. This is not my usual type of bike or riding at all. I’m … Read the rest
When the COVID-19 travel window opened up in the spring of 2022, we decided to make our move out of the country and spend four … Read the rest
Over the past few years, I’ve been on a quest to find the best non-alcoholic drinks along with drinks that are low in caffeine and … Read the rest
The last time I put on a set of goalie pads, I was in my 20s. Now at 48, I got the urge to play … Read the rest
Getting to international destinations from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport isn’t easy. There are few nonstop flights to Europe, and they tend to be to … Read the rest
On a recent trip to Colorado, we wanted to find some places to go sledding in Breckenridge. Or really, anywhere near it — so that … Read the rest
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is kind of my “homefield” when it comes to mountain biking. I probably ride more at Brown’s Ranch, but I race … Read the rest
I finally did my first 100-mile bike ride — aka a century. Great success, right?
Kind of. But my brain keeps dwelling on what I … Read the rest
I’m finally, at long last, after getting my first road bike in 1997, going to ride a century. I’ll be in the 102-mile category of … Read the rest
I have a love-hate relationship with what some consider the best bike deals, whether that means bikes, frames, components clothes or other accessories.
There are … Read the rest
Every week, I do a 50-mile bike ride. Sometimes, it stretches closer to 60. Either way, I’ll be out there awhile.
For some people knocking … Read the rest
Here’s something that makes no sense whatsoever: I ride the most when it’s really hot out.
During summertime in Arizona, overnight temperatures rarely get below … Read the rest
Sidi Dragon 5 Shoes at a Glance
- Expensive at about $400
- Excellent fit thanks to the solid Tecno-3 Push System
- Treads can wear fast and
At a Glance: 8 Great Scottsdale Coffeehouses
- Regroup Coffee + Bicycles
- Echo Coffee
- Sip Coffee & Beer
- FourtillFour Cafe
- Berdena’s Fine Coffee & Food
There’s some pretty good craft beer in Arizona, even though some breweries have come and gone.
There are some absolutely top-tier breweries that rise above … Read the rest
I tested three full-suspension bikes in 2021 — all of them were far more slack in their angles and had far shorter stems than my … Read the rest
Jangover Ride at a Glance
++12 Hour Solo, Duo, Trio & Quad
++6 Hour Solo & Duo
++31 Mile Solo | 15.5 Mile Solo… Read the rest
Vittoria Bike Shoes at a Glance
Thinking about picking up some Vittoria bike shoes? Here’s some helpful “too long didn’t read” info for you. If … Read the rest
Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz at a Glance
- Where to Rent
- Where to Ride
- A Few Thoughts on the Rental Bike
- Where to Refuel
Every single time I ride my bike on streets that don’t have sidewalks, I encounter people walking against traffic. This has the effect of pushing … Read the rest