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
Speedplay Comp Pedals at a Glance
- +The new cleat is easier to walk in, while giving up nothing while pedaling.
- +Quality customer service from
The KTX Train at a Glance
- Originally based on the French TGV.
- Want to go 190mph? No problem!
- Super-smooth ride.
- Cheaper than Amtrak.
(This post … Read the rest
Black Shorts At a Glance
- Decent price of $40.
- The chamois reminds me of an old pair of Castellis I had 15 years ago.
DIY Titanium Anodizing at a Glance
The post will cover:
- Getting Started — Basic Supplies
- How to Anodize Titanium the Basic Way
- What Colors Can
The Verde Valley isn’t exactly one of the big draws for Arizona. If people get anywhere near it, it’s usually because they’re going to Sedona.… Read the rest
I’m trying to figure out the best canals in Phoenix for riding a bike. We have enough of them – something like 180 miles worth.… Read the rest
I’ve been riding with a Cycliq Fly 12CE bike camera for a few years now. When I first got it, Facebook served up a suggestion … Read the rest
The Pyramid Peak mountain bike trails are not in the Top 10 of most-talked-about places to ride in Arizona. Really, probably not in the Top … Read the rest
I always like reading books about places where I’ve been and places that I’d like to visit, even if they’re not technically “travel books.” When … Read the rest
[I originally published this hardtail versus full suspension bike blog post in March of 2020, right when COVID-19 started to hit. It just got a … Read the rest
Brown’s Ranch Mountain Biking at a Glance
- Four Trailheads
- More than 165 miles of trails
- Well-constructed trails
- Endless Options
- eBikes are Not Allowed.
- Watch for
EV Versus Gas SUV: By the Numbers
2016 Subaru Forester: Holds 534 kilowatt hours of energy. About 464 miles of range. That’s .868 miles per … Read the rest
[I originally wrote this as a guest post for a website that no longer exists. I’m republishing it to preserve one of my more interesting … Read the rest
A Roundup of Bike Accessories
At a Glance
Bike accessories can be just as important as the shiny new bike you’re buying. Here’s a quick … Read the rest
How to Buy a Full-Suspension Bike at a Glance
- Try Rental Bikes
- Get Familiar With Geometry
- Think About Frame Material
- Don’t Obsess About Parts
When I buy new bike stuff, it’s usually because I broke something I already had or I just wore it out. And it generally doesn’t … Read the rest
Here’s a handy roundup of advice for people buying a bike in 2021. Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Hybrid Bikes
- Gravel Bikes
- Mountain Bikes
- Random Thoughts