While the Rockshox Bluto fork I’ve been using on my Salsa Bucksaw since day 1 has been effective, it’s been a bit underwhelming. It worked fine on my local xc trails and winter rides, but when I’d ride more rowdy trails, it really began to show its limitations.
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The Bryton Rider 310 has been okay, but since Strava ALWAYS throws out wheel sensor data from the device, and RideWithGPS totally mucks up the distance calculations, I decided I wanted something more reliable and versatile. Read more... (1233 words, 2 images, estimated 4:56 mins reading time)
In early January, I was approached by the folks at Bryton to test a GPS of theirs, the Rider 310. More specifically, they sent me a Rider 310T, which includes a HRM strap (soft strap type) and a cadence sensor. The intended function of the GPS is for use as a basic road bike training GPS. Well, I don’t really use any GPS for its training functions, and Bryton was cool with that. I told them that the sort of riding I do is more recreational tracking with more mountain biking than road biking, and they were also okay with that. Read more... (3823 words, 12 images, estimated 15:18 mins reading time)
“The View” at the top of Clawhammer, Black Mtn Trail, Pisgah NF, NC. Read more... (1330 words, 9 images, estimated 5:19 mins reading time)
My last post about this bike was before I had even finished my own build. I’ve been too busy riding it! Here’s a build summary, followed by my impressions.
Here’s my build list: Read more... (1757 words, 15 images, estimated 7:02 mins reading time)
I got my hands on a GPS accessory recently that I’m quite impressed with. Rec-Mounts is a Japanese company that makes TONS of mounting accessories for lots of applications. They sell some of their products on Amazon, thankfully, because it looks like ordering through their website directly could be difficult. Read more... (481 words, 5 images, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
This is some old stuff I’ve been dragging my feet on posting. This past winter, I made myself a pair of pogies. They’re awesome, but I do need to tweak them a little for next winter. After going through the process of making them, I’ll discuss what I need to change. Read more... (1500 words, 24 images, estimated 6:00 mins reading time)
Yesterday the wife and I traveled to French Lick, IN to try out the mountain bike trails on the resort.
The verdict: Win.
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Ever since it was announced April 10, 2014, I’ve been committed to making this my next mountain bike. Read more... (1610 words, 7 images, estimated 6:26 mins reading time)
Fitting regular rides in along with working two jobs and significant volunteer commitments tends to leave the website feeling neglected.
How about some pixels, some words, and some GPS tracks to make us happy? Read more... (1139 words, 7 images, estimated 4:33 mins reading time)