Shimano SH-M088 Wide Mountain Bike Shoes

6 Best Mountain Bike Shoes for Wide Feet

It’s tough being a cyclist with big duck feet.  Most cycling shoes that I encounter in the stores tend to be fairly narrow.  I’m guessing the thought is that slim shoes would be more aerodynamic – and maybe a little lower in grams. In the past I’ve gotten more informal trail shoes that are good…

Heidi Shilling La Ruta de Los Conquistadores

La Ruta de Los Conquistadores – Costa Rica

La Ruta de Los Conquistadores is en epic 3-day stage race that crosses Costa Rica from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Caribbean coast in the east.  This 310 km race is made up of gravel, jeep roads, asphalt and singletrack.  Riders travel from the beaches, through coffee fields & jungles, over volcanoes…

Ergon GX1 Race Grips

Grips and Gloves – A Love Story

When I first got into biking I had an “I’m too cool…” attitude about a lot of things that “hard-core” cyclists did. I’m too cool to wear a helmet. I’m too cool to clean my bike… or lube my chain… or check my tire pressure. I’m too cool to wear lycra… or tight jerseys… or…

James Knott riding Spin Bike in Basement in Winter

Winter Riding for Cheapskates

One of the things that draws me to cycling is life on the open road (or trail).  I love getting out and exploring the world and I’m always discovering something new or interesting in my two-wheeled travels.  That’s why I’m reluctant to spend my winter pedaling in the basement.  There is no adventure while sitting…

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills: Techniques to Excel in All Riding Styles by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack

3 Upgrades For Your New Mountain Bike

I’m reading the book “Mastering Mountain Bike Skills: Techniques to Excel in All Riding Styles” by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack.  I’m only a couple of pages in, but it seems like it’s going to be a very useful read.  It’s over 200 pages about how to improve your technical skills – cornering, braking, wheelies,…