Subaru XV Crosstrek, Perfect Vehicle for the Outdoorsperson?

Back in January, my wife and I placed an order for a Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium with the CVT and a couple of the smaller options. We timed the order knowing it would take probably 4 months for delivery, anticipating … Read the rest “Subaru XV Crosstrek, Perfect Vehicle for the Outdoorsperson?”

Running and Town Run Trail + Ft Ben + Garmin Forerunner 310XT

I wrote a few weeks back that I had lost my Garmin Forerunner 205 after a trip to Texas. I thought it had to be at my house in Texas. I have made do for the past few weeks, borrowing … Read the rest “Running and Town Run Trail + Ft Ben + Garmin Forerunner 310XT”

Offseason Maintenance Projects

It’s getting close to the “offseason” for many outdoor activities.  Or, at least, the shorter days and holiday business tends to reduce our enjoyment of some of these things.  It also happens to be a good time to take care … Read the rest “Offseason Maintenance Projects”

Early Aug Night Ride at SFA and New XT Shadow Rear Derailleur

Shimano M772 XT Shadow Rear Derailleur

After my ride in Indy and the mechanical I suffered (being the second time I had that particular problem recently), I decided I needed to replace some worn parts…particularly my 9 yr old XTR M952 rear derailleur.  It still “works”, … Read the rest “Early Aug Night Ride at SFA and New XT Shadow Rear Derailleur”

Paul Components Stem Cap Light Mount Review

I ordered a Paul Components Stem Cap Light Mount to use on my On-One Pompetamine commuter bike, and it arrived via USPS today.

It’s a nice machined piece of aluminum, of typical Paul Components style and worksmanship. I got black … Read the rest “Paul Components Stem Cap Light Mount Review”

Zombie Apocalypse: TheGPSGeek-style

Let’s face it, zombies are cool. Zombie films and books are entertaining. But thinking about and actually preparing for a zombie apocalypse actually encourages us to think about other potential disasters like floods, storms, earthquakes, epidemics, and the like. Taking … Read the rest “Zombie Apocalypse: TheGPSGeek-style”

Upland Island Wilderness

I’ve been planning to visit the Upland Island Wilderness for awhile.  I ordered a map from MyTopo for this area last summer and I’ve been trying to get out here since.  On the 4th, with the wife out of town, … Read the rest “Upland Island Wilderness”