Skirts Made for the Ride

Skirts Made for the Ride

Looking good while on the bike gives many women the confidence to take on new challenges: riding farther, learning new technical skills, climbing those big hills, and making new friends.…

It’s Light Season: It’s Time for You to Get Illuminated

It’s Light Season: It’s Time for You to Get Illuminated

I am seeing more cyclists using headlamps (the proper name for a front light), but I am still seeing a lot of riders without lights or inadequate lights. You wouldn’t drive a car without lights so why do so with a bike? The most common “explanation” I hear is that lights are “too expensive”. Have you checked out hospital rates lately? With new lights from long-time providers of bike lights, NiteRider and Light & Motion, expense shouldn’t be an excuse. Prices have dropped for high-lumen lights by more than 60%.…

Bike Review: 2012 Bianchi Sempre

Bike Review: 2012 Bianchi Sempre

New is good. Everyone should get a new bike every few years. And tradition is good. Everyone should have an Italian bike. And colorful is good. Everyone should have a bike in his favorite color. And new components are good. So this year, I got a new red Italian bike. A Bianchi Sempre, to be exact, to which I had mounted the SRAM Red gruppo.…

GoPro Hero2 Review

GoPro Hero2 Review

I had the opportunity to try out the GoPro Hero2 camera this summer. For those of you who don’t know about the new generation of mini-video cameras, it’s time to get outside and have a look.…

Bar Fly is a Great Alternative for Mounting a Garmin Computer

Bar Fly is a Great Alternative for Mounting a Garmin Computer

The Bar Fly attaches to the handlebar, and then extends around and in front of the stem. This, of course, is what makes the Bar Fly a great product. No longer is the computer attached to my stem, where I have to strain my eyes further down to see it. I can quickly and easily flick my gaze to the computer when I want to view my data.…

First Endurance Kona-Mocha EFS Liquid Shot Review

Ever ready to serve the needs of endurance athletes, Utah based sports nutrition company First Endurance has rolled out a new flavor or its popular line of EFS Liquid Shot – Kona-Mocha – to compliment its Vanilla and Wild Berry flavors.…

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

After spending my cycling career wearing Bell and Giro helmets, I have had the good fortune this summer of wearing a Rudy Project helmet, specifically the Rudy Project Windmax. This is as close as I have ever been to feeling like I had on no helmet at all.…

Rio Ridge Pocket Pack

Rio Ridge Pocket Pack

I also don’t like seat bags with straps that wrap around my seat post. I find them unattractive and they rub and eventually mar the seat post. So the pocket pack intrigued me.…

First Endurance PreRace Review

First Endurance PreRace Review

It’s been a not-so-well-kept secret among endurance athletes for a few years. Utah-based First Endurance’s PreRace powder has helped runners, cyclists and triathletes find that extra focus, extra alertness and, well, that extra buzz that helps give them a competitive boost at the start line and throughout the race.…