Posted in Accessories Pumps Reviews

Fanttik X8 Apex Battery Powered Air Compressor: Getting Rolling

Now when I was first approached for reviewing this item I immediately thought of Mrs. Grannygear. She does struggle a bit with some floor pumps

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Hunt 35 Carbon Gravel Disc X Wide Hookless Wheels: Getting Rolling

Opening the box and looking at a 25mm internal rim, they sure look wide, especially with the hookless rim design.

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Posted in Apparel Eye Wear Helmets Reviews

Bolle’ Icarus/Volt Glasses & ECO React MIPS Helmet: Getting Rolling

At Sea Otter I was able to visit the Bolle booth and look at some of the newer items they had for 2022. Here are two things we have on review.

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Posted in Apparel Base Layers Bibs/Shorts Jerseys

Sportful Spring/Summer Wear: At The Finish

I like the direction Sportful is going with their ‘Fun Focus’ and the adventure aspects of some of the items I had were right in there.

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Posted in Apparel Bikepacking Jackets Quick Review Reviews

Sportful Super Giara Puffy Short Sleeve and Hot Pack Easylight Jacket: Quick Review

During my talks with Sportful, they asked if there was anything else I wanted to try. And I thought of the times I went into my closet and reached for a lightweight jacket, not a rain piece…no, just a simple piece, almost like a vest with arms.

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Posted in Apparel Bibs/Shorts Jackets Jerseys Reviews

Sportful Spring/Summer Wear: Getting Rolling

It was a few years ago now, when cruising through a cycling clothing shop in a small town in Italy, that I ran across Sportful as a brand name.

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Posted in Gravel Riding Ride report

Ride Report: Riding Gravel in the Carrizo Plains

Located roughly between the farmlands of Bakersfield and the Central Coast of California is an area that I had heard of but never been to. It is not a place one would just drive by on the way to somewhere because it is pretty much in the middle of the proverbial nowhere.

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Posted in Gravel Grinder News Gravel News Show News

Gravel Grinder News: Sea Otter Review 2022

Sea Otter Classic, I did miss you! It had been a long time since I had trod the gravel paths and grassy patches, passing all those vendors in pop up tents, each one hoping for good return on their investment. It was, based on what I saw, a good show.

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Posted in Hydration/Electrolyte Nutrition Quick Review Reviews

LMNT Electrolyte Additive: Quick Review

Then, last year, I was watching a YouTube video from The Move with Lance Armstrong and his merry men commenting on the Tour de France. One of the sponsors was a company called LMNT, an electrolyte additive to a water bottle.

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Posted in Accessories Lights Reviews

A Spectrum Of Lights: Outbound Lighting

You would think by this time I would have enough lights in my light box for just about anything, but no. Not quite.

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