Gravel roads are where it's at. What "it's" am I talking about? It, man. I'm talking about it. If you don't get it, I'm gonna make you understand. Right now. Here in Michigan, we have more than 30,000 miles of unpaved roads. Some improved, others not so much (read: sand). But the fact of the … Continue reading Gravel: Michigan’s dirty blessing
We did a short interview about snowshoeing for a newspaper downstate. After giving ourselves a hearty pat on the back we thought you all might enjoy learning a bit more about the benefits of snowshoeing. Enjoy! Please tell me a little bit in general about snowshoeing in Michigan. What makes snowshoeing the perfect winter activity? … Continue reading All About Snowshoeing
For many riders snow doesn't mean an end to the riding season. Whether you ride in the white stuff for recreation or commute on sloppy roads and sidewalks; your bike is going to need some extra care to survive the winter. The combination of cold, moisture (or ice), and worst of all salt can wreak havoc … Continue reading Caring For Your Bike During Winter Riding
Part 2 of our look at some of the new and cool gear in the shop. Norco Ithaqua 2 - Norco is a new brand to the shop but as the most popular bike brand in Canada, you may have heard of them. The Ithaqua is their carbon fatbike for people who want the lightest, … Continue reading New Products That We Kinda Like A Lot Part 2
Every fall we get visited by sales reps from a variety of companies in the cycling industry. Sometimes there isn't much new to see and things are kind of business as usual. Other times they have new and exciting products that make us rethink or reorganize entire product categories, or create new ones! As fall … Continue reading New Products That We Kinda Like A Lot Part 1
Why settle for less?
Should you try cyclocross? Absolutely. The races are business in the front, party in the back, just like the mullet sported by US National CX Champ Stephen Hyde.
Ortlieb offered a sneak peek at the 2018 Seat-Pack M and Handlebar-Pack S at this year's Sea Otter Classic. They were tested beforehand; here's the scoop. Source: 2018 Ortlieb Seat-Pack M and Handlebar-Pack S - BIKEPACKING.com
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