I was actually going to mention this day only in passing in my training journal, but realized that it’s not actually an itinerary altogether done that often. If I am to believe Danny’s trip report (which lists a history of completions supplemented by Bill Wright – one of the keepers of such records), the Flatiron Classics TTIAD linkup has been done only a few times.
With the early season snow coming to Colorado, some of my bikepacking plans have had to be delayed for a few weeks. Even though I’m ready and my bike’s ready, I’ll have to wait for the weather and roads to clear up.Continue reading…
A bit of a difficult week for someone like me – it snowed quite heavily a few days this week, making getting outside a little more difficult than usual. I managed to do something to my left ankle, which didn’t really make me want to get outside all that much as well. Better to dial it back and allow the ankle to heal.Continue reading…
Note: this product was bought by me at retail. All opinions are mine. Interested in me reviewing your product?
- Pros: inexpensive, compact, fun, eye catching light used in an angle not always thought of as a blind spot to other road users. Rechargeable via a micro USB port.
- Cons: Probably too fun and colorful for your local bicycle curmudgeon, but buy one for them, anyways.
- Weight: 1.2 ounces/35 grams
- Run Time: ~ 6 hours; Charge Time: 1.5 hours
- Price: $20
- More information: NiteIze Website
Note: this bike was bought by me at retail. All opinions are mine. Interested in me reviewing your product?
- Pros: Inexpensive, light-enough, comfortable, good bike handling for endless miles. 1×11 drivetrain, carbon fork
- Cons: You really want a tubeless setup
- Weight: 24lbs for 54cm model
- Interesting To: dipping your feet into All Road/Gravel bikes, winter trainer
- Price: $1500
- More information: Salsa Cycles Website
- Purchase at REI or your local bike shop
A belated thank you to all the people who showed up at the CMC‘s Colorado Mountain Fest and participated in my talk + workshop! Thanks to the CMC for having me. Below are a few of my favorite slides from the talk.
Here’s some more information on the talks I do – if you’d like to see me talk in your city, help out by telling your favorite outdoor gear/bike shop to get in touch with me. Tell them how stoked you’d be to have me share my stories, inspiration, and advice.Continue reading…
By around 5:00pm, Peter and I had made our way to Tomato Rock via an overgrown mining road that used to end at a nearby (now closed) quarry. My feet feel as if I’ve been walking on glass for the last 13 hours. My hands, filleted.Continue reading…