In Northern Michigan, we are blessed with some absolutely stunning glacially formed landscapes (but not as stunning as the cover image). Over the past hundred years or so, we've also had some beautiful roads built over some of those rather large or steep hills. Here's a list of them in no particular order! 1. Arbor … Continue reading Northern Michigan’s Killer Climbs
If you can't tell what's wrong in the picture above, you need some help. Does your helmet look like this? Or have you had the same helmet since 1983 (or even more than 5 years old)? Or are you one of those tough guys who doesn't wear a helmet? If you answered yes to any … Continue reading Bicycle Helmets: A How-To
APRIL FOOLS! IT'S ON SATURDAY MARCH 31 THIS YEAR!*** You'll get some activity in before the real April Fools Day this year, which also happens to be Easter, which is a big eating holiday. It is ABSOLUTELY FREE! This event costs you $0. It's not super early in the morning! Roll-out is at 11am, but … Continue reading 31 Reasons to Attend The 2018 Latitude 45 April Fools Ride
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
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.
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!
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.