Cycling, Gear

Surly + Big Agnes = Pedal Powered RV

11 Comments 23 February 2011

On Monday I wrote about some of my favorite touring items from inside my panniers. Today I cover the bigger ticket components of my tour: Bike, tent, shoes and, of course CAMERA! Next super nerdy gear post will be about how I approach food. If these gear posts make you want to take a nap, [...]

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Sneak Peek Inside my Panniers: Outlier, Ibex, Icebreaker, MSR and Gretel Ehrlich

Comments Off 21 February 2011

Packing for a cyclo-touring trip demands a special kind of efficiency that drives me wild (in the good way). Smaller and lighter is better whenever possible and extra-mega-multi-use items become instantaneous BFFs. When you have a lot of gear and you can only take a few things, it really makes you think about what works [...]

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Tested: Rapha Women’s Line

12 Comments 01 November 2010

Rapha launched a very small line of women’s products earlier this year, which sparked some very lively and very interesting discussions around here. Now, they’ve launched another round of products, adding key pieces like the Classic Softshell, 3/4 Bib Short (yeah!), and Long-Sleeved Jersey. (They’re also releasing an iPhone app soon… and recently revealed a [...]

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Tested: Veloforma 2010 Custom Kits by Castelli

10 Comments 28 March 2010

The team kits came in at the beginning of March and I had a chance to put some good long miles in to give them the once over. Veloforma partnered with Castelli for 2010 after a relatively ho-hum experience with Champion Systems last year (the price is right, but you definitely get what you pay [...]

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First Look at Rapha Women’s Line

37 Comments 12 February 2010

I can’t wait to get back to Portland to get my hands on this stuff but, in the meantime, Rapha has finally released some images of their new women’s line. They started with the basics (a very good place to start) – classic jersey, jacket, shorts. As a bib-wearing mama, I’ll be waiting for the [...]

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Gifty Picks for Cycling Types – Part One

3 Comments 06 December 2009

The Oregonian runs a holiday gift guide every year in the Outdoors section and for the past two years I’ve been lucky enough to throw my opinion into the ring. Last year I went with super-training stuff but this year I took a different tack and included more “Everyday Cycling” items. I’ve expanded on my [...]

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