Taking in the sites, roads and trails in California’s Eastern Sierra with a smorgasbord of places to go and things to see.
The Cannell Plunge is probably the most famous of the downhill rides, a 32 mile journey that starts in the pines of the southern Sierra and drops into what feels like a desert landscape in the khaki foothills. The Just Outstanding trail lives up its name; flow, flow, and more flow on a loamy ribbon through the green trees and then on through the manzanita tunnels.
#161 | BAT Build #2: Modern Vintage | Asphalt, Please: Mammoth Gran Fondo | ISOD: Kern County Adventures | ATC: Top Four Fitting Issues | Legal Cycling: Wrongful Death, 2019/2020 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond and So Much More!
To celebrate the shorter rides that can be accomplished on a single speed, we highlight a few favorites in San Diego, including trails in Balboa Park. These trails are perfect for anyone who wants to work on fitness while enjoying quietude on a single speed in San Diego.
Memorable outdoor getaways that will have you counting down to sleeping under the stars, and riding on the trails. This kind of caravan camping eliminates many of the challenges of a traditional campsite, but benefits from the features that make camping so popular.
Power meters can be segmented into two types, single-sided and dual-sided. This can also be considered single-leg or dual-leg. I would typically recommend dual-sided power meters over single-sided.
One of the upfront differences between U.S. and Italian gran fondos is cost and swag. U.S. events are pretty pricey and you’re lucky to get a water bottle and wrong size polyester t-shirt. Italian events on the other hand are only about €35 ($40) and come with a bag chock-full of Italian goodies. But the best part of an Italian gran fondo is the people. Italians love cycling like Americans love baseball.
The Revel Propulsion produces 60NM of torque making it slightly less powerful than most OEM combinations. Additionally, the system has a very expensive torque sensing bottom bracket, one of the few DIY products with this feature. This will increase the seamlessness of the transition as the motor’s power is incorporated.
The Sage Bicycles ‘Flow Motion’ Titanium Hardtail frameset accommodates either 2.7×27.5+ or 22.2×29 wheel sizes, features wide ‘Boost-spec’ axle spacing, and integrated dropper post routing, all wrapped up in a frame geometry that allows for efficient climbing and stable, comfortable descending.
#160 | First Look: Sage ‘Flow Motion’ Ti Hard-Tail MTB | Asphalt, Please: The O.G. Gran Fondo | ISOD: Single-Speed Adventures | ATC: Power Meter Categories |Legal Cycling: Brain Injury Tools and Treatments, 2019 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond and So Much More!
The Gilco formulation of Columbus steel was a high-point for frame-building, but the vintage drivetrain of the era left much to be desired. We built up a vintage Colnago Master frame with an assortment of carbon fiber trim and modern components to keep the performance high, and the price down low. A few tricks are required to make the adaptation, but well worth the entry fee.
Is an app that allows riders to report cars parked in bike lanes a public nuisance or a beneficial tool? We discuss the implications of apps like these, plus a tip on potentially avoiding the cost of medical transportation, a listener question regarding watt measurement, and the future of virtual cycling.
The dreaded accident type of riding into a parked car door is often referred to by the frequent colloquial, ‘getting doored.’ The following tips and advice may help you in avoiding careless drivers who don’t pay attention to the bike lane when they are getting out of their cars.
Richard Duquette of 911 Law provides a summary of the procedural hazards plaintiffs face when they try to assert a claim against a government entity, and the steps to take if you find yourself in these circumstances.
We review all of Phil Gaimon’s “11 Rules for Cycling” and reveal our thoughts on the relevancy of these new rules. We cover the increasing popularity of electric bikes, and our record-length post-show delves into the mechanics behind our recording setup and the similarities between audiophiles and bicyclists.
Are charity cycling events a lost cause? Not yet, at least at the Tour de Palm Springs. Since 1999, the nonprofit group behind the event, CVSPIN (Coachella Valley Serving People In Need), has given more than $3.2 million to charities including Boy Scout troops, homeless organizations, high school bands, Desert AIDS Project, United Cerebral Palsy, and countless others.
In this episode we discuss the claims of “weak culture” in cycling, complacency in cycling media, how Domino’s is utilizing electric bikes for delivery, and soon all Trek Road Bikes will have compact cranksets.
A few modern and snazzy components, bikes, and gear have come across our radar, or have been consumed by the BICYCLIST team. If you’re looking for a refresh in some areas of your bicycling experience, look no further than these forward-thinking and note-worthy items that we’ve got our eyes and hands on.
Gooseberry Mesa sits at 5,200′ elevation to the north of Zion National Park, a jewel of Southern Utah. The panoramic views of the desert mesas are internationally famous, though the crowds are relegated to the National Park and left behind from the perch of the bicycle. Solitude is a few pedal strokes away.
California has the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, which includes plants that can be toxic to humans. Interaction with these toxic plants is avoidable so long as you’re aware of what to look for.
We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called ‘busiest bike lane in America’ was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes.
We talk about the “repo-men” who are cleaning up scooters off San Diego streets, as well as our feelings about beach cruiser bikes and models worth considering, and the latest review of Walmart’s Viathon hardtail mountain bike.
Vintage Modern: BAT Build 001 | Asphalt, Please: Tour de Palm Springs | ISOD: Gooseberry Mesa | ATC: Avoiding the Dreaded Car Door | Gear Patrol: New for Summer | 2019 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond, Plus So Much More!