Slipnot bike tire chains

Slipnot Traction Makes Biking Possible In All Conditions

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Slipnot Bicycle Traction System Specs per manufacturer: Fits 20″ x 2.25 – 2.4″Includes mesh bag for rinsing and drying. Don’t let snow, ice or mud get in the way of you and your two-wheeled love affair. Goodbye painful memories, hello biking! Findings:  (Review provided by Loren Gurkowski) I have been using my Slipnot Traction System for […]

Wheel Brightz Gold lights

You Can’t Say You Didn’t See Me Now

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Wheelbrightz by Brightz  Retail price: $14.99   Specs per manufacturer: Make your wheels glow with a circle of spinning light! Wheelbrightz is a radical new bike light that uses 20 Micro LED lights to create a ring of brilliant color that is sure to turn heads and grab attention wherever you go. Mix and match to create your […]

Bar Mitts Bring Joy to Winter Riding

Posted · Add Comment  Bar Mitts Pogies Retail price: $64.95 Specs per manufacturer: Bar Mitts are made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber often used for waterproofing or weather resistant clothing (wetsuits). The neoprene has a closed cell construction, meaning it is filled with closed air bubbles. These bubbles serve as insulation. Since the cells are closed, the neoprene itself is […]

Fall is Coming

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Almost like a switch was flipped, the colors on the mountains are now those of early fall. For those of us up north, it is a reminder to get ready for winter. For us 4 season bike commuters that means gearing up for dark and cold. 1. Lighting: time to bring back out the lighting […]

A Good Sunrise

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A good sunrise can keep me going all day. Yesterday was one of those mornings. The sun was just barely peeking over the ridge of the Chugach Mountains as I rode down the trail. The clouds were all crazy like someone had taken a whisk and whipped up the sky. The morning light then followed […]

Braids in the Snow

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One of my favorite things after a fresh snow is what I call “braids in the snow”. These are the twisted strands on tracks left from bikes on the trail and remind me of braided hair. They are best viewed in the morning before walkers and dogs have messed the tracks.

Hoar Frost Graffiti

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Part of my bike commute goes over two branches of Campbell Creek. The railing of the bridge is a metal mesh that makes a perfect surface for hoar frost to grow on in the winter. Hoar frost, named after the old English word “hoar” meaning “showing signs of old age”, forms on cold clear nights […]

Of Lighting and Dark Morns

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I realize that in more southern climes, it gets dark every night and therefor darkness is literally an everyday occurrence. But up here in the far north, where it only gets dark for half of the year, darkness is somewhat of a novelty. And buying lighting for my bike is darn right exciting. Last winter, […]

The Seasons are Changing

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There was quite a chill in the air this morning. I actually had to put a tuque on under my helmet to keep my ears warm and my fingers had that all too familiar sensation of cold biting at their tips despite my efforts to keep them otherwise. My daughter likes crisp mornings like this. […]