Tag Archives: Bikes

Smartphone App: MTB project

Courtney and I recently took a trip for our 1-yr anniversary out to summit county.  If you didn't know: Summit county is awesome in late september because the aspens are amazing: Also, everything's cheap because it's the off season: from … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Salida Honeymoon

Courtney and I wanted to check out some new Colorado spot that we hadn't explored before for our Honeymoon.  Somehow, we chose Salida, CO and it was a most Excelent choice. We arrived at our hotel, the Salida Palace Hotel, … Continue reading

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Mike's beginners guide to DIY bike maintenance

It always surprises me when people think you can buy a bike and then not service it for a year, and wonder why it's creaking and hardly working the next summer.  Then, upon a trip to a local bikes hop, people seemed … Continue reading

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Mike's Guide to Buying Road Bikes

Every once in a while a friend says "Hey Mike, you're into bikes: What do i need to know to buy a road bike?"  I'm sure there are plenty of other good guides on the internet, but because you asked, here's my … Continue reading

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DIY bike light

A couple times this season I've gotten caught in the dark on my after work rides.  I've always wanted to try night biking, but my little 55 Lumen headlamp was awkward to strap to my helmet and barely lit up the trail. … Continue reading

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Cycling Tips: Some notes on drivetrain upgrades

You've gotta be a bikeseuxal like myself to want to change out an entire drivetrain: Maybe you're building a project bike, want to upgrade an existing bike, replacing broken parts, or fixing up an old beater: upgrading the drivetrain can … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Fruita Mountain Biking, Spring 2012

Well, Spring break is over.  I had to work most of the week, but thursday night I set out with 20 of my closest friends for a weekend of camping and mountain biking at Fruita, CO.  This was  my third … Continue reading

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Cycling Tip: Jersey Washing Tips

Recently I had a zipper break on my cycling vest during a longish ride.  This was a bit annoying, so I did some research and found these great tips for washing cycling jerseys that I wanted to share: Zip up … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Topo Maps

There is no substitute for a good topo map and old fashioned compass.  Knowing how to use them is a basic skill for any outdoors person.  With that said, nothing beats being able to bust out your smart phone and … Continue reading

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Cycling Tip: My first Bike Race!

I've always been really into biking, and I can normally keep up with most of the people I ride with... but I've never raced. Something about the steep race entry fee's and the intimidation of the racing sceen always scared … Continue reading

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