How tos and Guides

7 Step Bike Check

This is a “post-ride” inspection. Looking over the bike after a ride gives time to order parts and make repairs before the next ride. The trailhead is not the place to discover mechanical issues. By the time the bike situation get sorted out, your friends have already shredded all the singletrack and are out having […]

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5 Tips for Adventures on a Budget

A common conversation I have: Friend: “Do you ever work?” “How do you afford all these adventures?” Me: “I am frugal with my time and frugal with my money. Here is how you can travel cheaply and frequently too…” I have had this type of conversation many times with friends and acquaintances. They are always surprised […]

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What to Carry During a Bicycle Race or Ride

We spend thousands of dollars shaving grams off our bikes only to stuff our pockets and camelbaks with an extra 800g worth of unnecessary items. I will admit that it is a risk vs reward decision. This is a list of exactly what I carried during the Cohutta 100, Mohican 100, Pisgah 111k, Wilderness 101, […]

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Crank Brothers Pica Multi-tool Review

I purchased the Crank Brothers Pica multi-tool about 3 years ago so that I could have one on my road bike AND one on my mountain bike. As it turns out, I just move this one back and forth between bikes because I like it so much. After 3 years of use, this is what I have […]

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Not-so-obvious Cycling Tips

1. Tape around Seat Post One not-so-obvious cycling tip is to put a bright color tape around the seat post where it contacts the frame. The tape gives a semi-permanent marker for re-installing the seat post when it is removed. The fact that the tape is bright makes it easy to recognize a dropping seat […]

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