Archive for the 'Gear' Category
Posted on January 8, 2015 | No CommentsWith winter now in full force, and temperatures regularly in the sub-freezing or single-digit ranges, it's a good time to revisit the topic of bicycling through winter.Posted on January 24, 2014 | 2 CommentsOver the last few years, I’ve been using some technology borrowed from our armed forces to make bicycling in cold weather easier, more comfortable, and less expensive.Posted on July 27, 2013 | No CommentsThe Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, from Lawson Hammock, offers a unique way to sleep, whether slung between two trees as a hammock, or pitched on the ground as a bivy tent. But how well does it work for bicycle camping?Posted on July 11, 2013 | No CommentsAn in-depth review of the Hoboroll from Gobi Gear, a product that helps to both organize and compress your clothing when traveling. How well does it work for bicycle touring?Posted on June 27, 2013 | 1 CommentHere's a quick look at my touring setup for summer bicycle camping trips, using my Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike and panniers.Posted on April 30, 2013 | No CommentsQuick previews ot some new bits of gear I'm testing this year, with fuller reviews to follow after I've had a chance to use them for awhile.Posted on April 19, 2012 | 3 CommentsOver the last year I've begun to ride with flat (platform pedals) more often. I enjoy the ability to bike with any type of shoe, and the lack of clickety-clack when walking around is a nice bonus.Posted on February 23, 2012 | 1 CommentRiding your bicycle at night can be great fun, and can be quite safe, but a certain amount of equipment is necessary, both by law and by common sense. Here's what Kansas law requires.Posted on February 15, 2012 | No CommentsHere is a quick look at a new bicycle headlight, a Lezyne Power Drive, and some initial impressions on its performance.Posted on November 16, 2011 | 5 CommentsIf you ride you bike at night, or even if you ride at dawn or dusk, a good headlight can literally be a lifesaver, and is required by Kansas law. Here's an inexpensive bicycle lighting solution you might want to consider, using an 'indestructible' LED flashlight.