I recently had my first Enchanted Hills mountain biking experience. I rarely get to mountain bike in Tucson. I’m usually here with a road/gravel bike. … Read the rest
Tendy Ties Review: A Great Alternative To Pro Laces And Other Toe Ties
After jumping back into being a hockey goalie, toe ties were something new for me to get my head around. When I quit roller hockey … Read the rest
7 Great Hockey YouTubers You Should Watch
Hockey YouTubers are a huge reason why I decided to come back to hockey. They’re also a valuable resource for helping me improve.
In case … Read the rest
Want To Go To Copenhagen? A Few Ideas For A Quick Trip
If you’re looking for a slightly different European destination, go to Copenhagen. It’s not usually on the top of American travelers’ list like Paris, … Read the rest
Review: Marin Presidio 2 Commuter Bike
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
Four Days In Paris For A Family Of Three
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
Looking for Non-Alcoholic Drinks? Three Beverages to Check Out
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
9 Things I’ve Learned As A New Ice Hockey Goalie
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
Condor Airlines Versus Westjet: What’s The Better Airline For Flying To Europe From Phoenix?
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
3 Great Places to Go Sledding in Breckenridge
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
7 Things to Know About McDowell Mountain Regional Park
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
4 Mistakes I Made On My First 100-Mile Bike Ride
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
Yes, I’m Finally Going To Ride A Century
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
A List of the Best Bike Deals — and the Worst!
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
How to do a 50-Mile Bike Ride in Phoenix
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
Hot Summer Cycling: 2021 Recap
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
5 Thoughts About Sidi Dragon 5 Bike Shoes
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
8 Great Scottsdale Coffeehouses — No Starbucks Allowed!
At a Glance: 8 Great Scottsdale Coffeehouses
- Regroup Coffee + Bicycles
- Echo Coffee
- Sip Coffee & Beer
- FourtillFour Cafe
- Berdena’s Fine Coffee & Food
6 Great Places to Drink Craft Beer in Arizona
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 3 Full-Suspension Bikes. Here’s the One I Liked Best.
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