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Amy Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday with Amy from NC

What is your name and location? Amy, Stanfield, NC What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mountain Biking What is your first cycling memory? Riding my brothers bike because my parents refused to take my training wheels off of my bike. I definitely ate the pavement after riding around for a little bit, but it did convince my parents to take my training wheels off…

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Banjo Brothers Frame Bag Review

Preview: Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

The Banjo Brothers Frame Pack is designed to maximize the gear-carrying efficiency of your bike. Built from tough-as-nails ballistic nylon with waterproof zippers and a “no-rattle” zipper-pull garage, you’ll quickly wonder what you did without this bag.

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Pearl Izumi Bike Commute

Dialing in a New Bike Commute to Louisville, Colorado

The above photo was taken for my sweet Em and her love of cows. It’s been two and a half weeks of work at the new job and pretty early on it was apparent that I need to do something with this 45 minute car commute each direction. Between the time spent staring at cars and mountains ahead of me, the miles on the car and the…

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Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt

Spotted: Chrome Bags Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt

Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt Is it a murse, purse, sling or belt? The answer is: yes. MSRP: $110 Details: • 12″ wide, 8 1/2″ high, 2.5″ deep • 2-4L Volume • Waterproof rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes • Dual waterproof compartments separate wet/dry cargo • Iconic quick release buckle with integrated bottle opener • External phone pocket for quick access while riding…

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The Tile GPS Tracker

The Tile, GPS Trackers for Bikes

Meet The Tile, little signal trackers that sync through an app so you can always found what you lost. This could be as small as finding your keys after a rough night, or maybe finding a stolen bike. It seems from the video, the Tile communicates with iPhone/iPad (i-things) that have the Tile app downloaded. The idea is if everyone has the Tile app on…

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UCHOF Collections Flyer2

Urban Hall of Fame in Search of Items

A quick reminder about the Urban Hall of Fame that I posted about a couple months ago. We are looking for items that tell the story in every city, from bicycle activism, to races and everything in between. The Hall Of Fame is for everyone, and we want to make sure everyone is represented. If folks have anything they are interesting in submitting for consideration…

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nuun

Win a 4 Day Ride Camp with Nuun and Trek Travel

One winner will receive their choice of one spot on a fall 2013 Trek Travel 4-Day Ride Camp in Greenville or Solvang and a year of Nuun to stay hydrated. Just like Nuun Hydration and Trek Travel on Facebook and fill out the form linked here to enter to win. Contest closes August 2, 2013.  Trip Details: Choice of one spot on 2013 fall Greenville or Solvang 4 day ride…

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Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0

Review: Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0

A women’s carbon bike that is happy on the all day century, yet stiff enough for trying your hand at criteriums. MSRP: $4,000 Details: Performance carbon frameset with a taller headtube and a little more relaxed geometry Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 with 6700 bits mixed in. A full Shimano groupset which is rare to find these days Components: Handlebar, stem, seatpost and seat are…

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Motivational with Cathi

Motivational with Cathi from Charlotte

What is your name and location? Cathi from Charlotte What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mostly Cross Country MTB What is your first cycling memory? Riding with my husband on an old, heavy Trek not “grasping” that it would be “easier” if I shifted. Who inspires you to ride? Better yet, why? Patty Smith. She is, and continues to be, an inspiration to so…

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Arleigh and Emily

The Value of Nothing

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Lord Henry Wotton (Oscar Wilde) It seems lately people are full of stuff. Often, when you ask them what they are saving for it is an object. It is not a destination or milestone but a new car, a new bike, and a new “thing.” Everything has price tags and I know…

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