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... (3301 words, 10 images, estimated 13:12 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)
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)
Last week had a nice stretch of dry, sunny weather in Indiana for springtime and I took advantage getting a couple rides in on my days off.
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Tuesday combined with some dry spring weather before a rainy week, a day off of work, and a strong desire to get out on the bikes. Read more... (1898 words, 1 image, estimated 7:36 mins reading time)
I have to say, 2013 was the best year of riding I’ve had in a long time. It came at the expense of hiking and canoeing, though. According to my Strava logs, I rode for almost 70 hours and logged around 360 miles of riding (combined between my commuter and mtb). There were a handful of rides I did not log, so in total, I probably reached 400mi or close to it. My goal was to get to 500mi on the mtb by itself, so I did come up a bit short. Read more... (545 words, 0 images, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)