Cycling roller guy

I mentioned to a friend at church that I just started using rollers a couple weeks ago and he just emailed me this video of Chad Hungerford doing some amazing stuff on his rollers. If you’ve never tried riding on rollers you might not be impressed but let me tell you this is tough stuff. …

i-RIDE – Why don’t you?

I first saw one of these bad boy’s over on RL Policar’s blog and I couldn’t believe my eyes: bike mounted iPod speakers. Yep, you too can ghetto blast your way down the mountain bike trail with the i-RIDE bicycle stereo from Active Tunes. RL’s tricked-out Kart reminded me of my bike when I was …

Up for a freezing, dark downhill race?

The Icycle Mountain Bike Event at Fontana Village is set for this weekend and a wintry mix is in the forecast. About 300 riders are expected at this year’s event which includes cross-country events and a nighttime downhill race. Race organizers say it’s the only nighttime downhill race they know of and combined with potentially …

New cycling rollers

I just got some rollers for my road bike and I’m scared to death of them. I was so excited when Leah brought them home Friday that I immediately jumped on the bike to give it a try. First, though, a little background. I read on a number of forums that riding a carbon frame …

Cycling earphones for iPod

Just what we need, more iPod accessories. Funny how many different brands of iPod speakers and docking stations are ending up in the discount stores like Big Lots and TJ Maxx these days, even Home Depot is selling this junk. But anyway, I digress… this post is about iPod cycling earphones from Slipstreamz. First off, …

Have you seen my mountain bike?

Mike Hendershot is looking for his bike. While riding in New Zealand his $10K custom Santa Cruz mountain bike was stolen and apparently there are only 10 bikes like it in the world. Mike is a world-class ultra-distance racer, you’d think he’d have at least one spare 😉 If you happen to find the bike …

Snow bike

Forget using zip ties to increase your traction; why not get one of these babies! I first read about this on the RockyRoadUk blog and I really got excited when I checked out the Ktrax site. It isn’t obvious from the photos but apparently the front ski and rear track are actually removeable so you …

The clipless pedal debate rages on

I’ve been skimming a number of cycling-related blogs lately and it seems like there is alot of recent talk about clipless pedals. Now I find myself weighing in on the subject, guess this is just how “news” travels in the blog age… I’ve been a big fan of clipless pedals for years now and I …

Using zip ties for tire traction in snow

BikePortland.org (then others) posted this MacGyver tip for improving cycling traction in snow and/or ice this winter. As you can see from the photo below the author placed zip ties around the rim and tire about spaced about every 3 spokes. At first blush this seems like a great idea but it is certainly limited …

Colorful mountain bike tires

Whoa, how have I not seen these before? Sweetskinz has been around a couple years (actually since 1999 according to the website) with these gnarley mountain bike tires in all kinds of crazy patterns – plus they glow in the dark! They even have multiple tread patterns for each design so you can trick out …

Mountain bike helmet cam

I recently read about a new mountain bike helmet cam from Twenty 20 camera that looks pretty rad. Apparently it’s just an image sensor, to actually record your rides you’ll need a video recorder or camcorder of some sort but it looks sweet nonetheless. They even have some sample videos posted that look ok, though …

What happened to Sock Guy?

Leah was shopping for some crazy mountain bike socks for my Christmas present (I like to wear them with casual clothing) but had a hard time finding socks that were crazy enough. She tried REI and when she asked the guy where the “crazy” bike socks were he told her, “This is a family store, …