Category Archives: Review

Riding Round in Women’s Underwear.

Riding Round in Women’s Underwear.  It is December.  Already my cycling fitness level has gone into the toilet.  This winter, it seems, Seattle is either cursed with rain or unseasonably cold, dry weather.  Okay, unseasonably cold in Seattle is nothing compared to southeastern Idaho (where I grew up), or Chicago, or Minnesota, or Buffalo.  However, it is cold to me and it is still a challenge to find appropriate cold… Read More »

Review: NiteRider Lumina 750

Review: NiteRider Lumina 750 (first impressions). In a previous review, I covered the Cygolight Expilion 680.  Initially I was pleased with this light.  However, my experience with this and other bike lights have taught me that is takes time to get an accurate picture of the quality of a bike light.  After I wrote the review of my Cygolight, the waterproof cover for the charging outlet fell out twice and… Read More »

Orfos Red Flare Review

Orfos Red Flare Review  If you commute by bike like me, you know the frustration of bike lights.  The batteries die at the most inopportune times.  They are subject to failure from wet conditions and vibration.  In the last couple years, I have gone through three bike lights.  The first, purchased at Performance failed at the switch.  Vibration would cause it to turn off at random times.  The second clipped… Read More »

Review: 2016 Masi Speciale Giramondo

Review: 2016 Masi Speciale Giramondo:  I love my vintage 1988 Cannondale ST1000.  It is a sweet ride that commands a lot of attention, but it is not the best ride for commuting.  The riding position is uncomfortable, the aluminum frame is harsh and the brakes are horrible.  Even so I managed to put about 3,500 miles on her over the year or so.  The final straw came when I broke the… Read More »

Micro Pouch St-35 seat bag review!

Micro Pouch St-35 seat bag review! It seems things are pretty busy this spring and I owe you a lot of reviews.  Look forward to some good stuff in the coming weeks on a wide range of products.  However, there is a theme to these reviews.  That is each item supports a local business or local manufacturing.  This week we start with the Lone Peak Ballistic Micro Pouch St-35 seat… Read More »

Bell Super 2 MIPS Helmet Review.

Bell Super 2 MIPS Helmet Review.  In November, I had a little mishap on my way into work.  I hit a rock and went full superman.  My Bell Sweep helmet gave its life so that I may live.  I bounced my head off the ground pretty hard and my helmet took the brunt of the force.  My helmet also kept most of my face off the pavement as I slit to… Read More »

Review: 2016 Trek Edmonda SLR 6

Review: 2016 Trek Edmonda SLR 6 Any week long bike tour can be a bit of a haul.  That is even true of RAGBRAI.  On Sunday, I rode over 80 miles and 3,900 feet of elevation gain on my Giant.  On Monday, got wet riding the 2016 Trek Madone 70+ miles.  Here is a link to the review.  On Tuesday, I was back on my trusty steed and I completed… Read More »

Review: 2016 Trek Madone 9

Review: 2016 Trek Madone 9 I like to think of myself as a much better cyclist than I actually am.  In my mind’s eye, I am a strong, fast cyclist who can crush other cyclists on any terrain.  The physical evidence does not back this up.  At 6’-2” and north of 220 pounds I don’t have the classic cyclist’s physique.  Even at my ideal weight, many hardcore cyclist would view… Read More »

Vintage Bike Review: 1989 Cannondale ST1000

Vintage Bike Review:  1989 Cannondale ST1000 There is a surplus of sad, neglected and perfectly good used bikes available.  Vintage bikes often have low mileage, are in great shape and are ready to be brought back to life.  Just check your local Craigslist and your are likely to find hundreds of vintage bikes for sale.  They range from pre-war heirlooms worth thousands of dollars to new-ish K-mart bikes for free and… Read More »

2015 Resolutions and FREE stickers?!

2015 Resolutions and FREE stickers?!   The end of the year is a time for reflection.  A time to look back on where you have been and a time to look towards the future.  Lets be honest, most people just don’t care.  Check your social media connections, look at all the new years wishes and resolutions that people post.  How many do you actually read?  So why in the hell… Read More »