A message from the Managing Director of Awesomeness himself, we present to you the top ten reasons you should be racing the Highlander (in no particular order). 1. Like climbing? We have nearly 2400 feet of climbing for the long race. 2. Like descending? What goes up must come down! The orange trail has over … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons to Ride the Highlander
Bikepacking has long been one of my favorite ways to explore, relax, and challenge myself. I put together this overview to help others get the wheels turning (pun intended). This is not a comprehensive guide on bikepacking; treat it more as a list of considerations and some strategies for success. My belief is that there … Continue reading Bikepacking Basics
If you missed Part 1 check it out! With the Emmet County Smart Commute just a few weeks away we thought it would be great to share some of our thoughts and tips about commuting. Our staff has several year-round bike commuters and all of us ride to work regularly in the summer. If you … Continue reading Bike Commuting Tips Part 2
With the Emmet County Smart Commute just a few weeks away we thought it would be great to share some of our thoughts and tips about commuting by bike. Our staff has several year-round bike commuters and all of us ride to work regularly in the summer. If you would like to change your commute … Continue reading Bike Commuting Tips Part I
Through 7 months of use, the Privateer R from Giro has not let me down. With its stiff nylon outsole, grippy rubber lugs, and very comfortable upper, my experience with the shoe has been very enjoyable. Fit: Fit varies from rider to rider, but for me these shoes took some time to break in I’d … Continue reading The Giro Privateer R: A Long-Term Love Affair
By Karen Wright When asked to do a blog about women's bike clinics I was happy to oblige. A big part of the women's clinics are the support and camaraderie that women share with each other. There is nothing more empowering then a group of women working together to learn and support other women in the … Continue reading The Joy of Women’s Cycling Skills Clinics
What a fun winter we’ve had, right? Zwift, fatbikes, and skiing. And Snow! But that stuff doesn’t really compare to the joy of riding outside in warm weather, i.e. not in or on snow. With the first day of Spring just behind us, that warm weather will soon be here. I’m here to give you … Continue reading Getting Back Out There!
By Greg Fuller Since Surly Bikes released the Pugsley back in 2010, the term “Fatbike” (a bike with 4+ inch wide tires) has entered into the lexicon of many bike enthusiasts. Much has been made of their utility as winter bikes, capable of rolling through the white stuff like no bike had before. The Pugsley … Continue reading Behold The Wednesday
How to fall in love with your indoor trainer. The Background I had never been on the deciding end of a breakup until now. A few weeks ago I tried to go for a fatbike ride. I made it three-quarters of a mile before turning around. I was tired of being cold and knew I … Continue reading Zwift is Future. Future is Now.
I hope you enjoyed part I of this article. For part II I'll be writing about clothing, studded tires, and companions. Clothing, the fine art of layering I have been wearing roughly the same outfit while winter cycling for about 4 years. Seriously, check the pictures. Why? Two reasons, because it works and because it lasts. Since … Continue reading Winter Fat Biking Tips Part II