My 5: Gravel Riding Tire Choices

1. Panaracer Pasela 700x38mm The Pasela always comes as a bit of a surprise to people when they ask me for a recommendation on a tire to use for “road bikes off road” adventures. I’d guess it comes down to most expecting to need something with a gnarlier tread for off road riding, but that’s… Continue reading My 5: Gravel Riding Tire Choices

Giro Privateer R MTB Shoes: Reviewed

A few weeks ago, my 4 year old Time’s finally had enough and decided to rip at the ratchet strap. This pretty much rendered them useless and left me needing an immediate replacement. Hence my choice on these shoes in this particular colour… they were available in the store. Normally I would have rathered a… Continue reading Giro Privateer R MTB Shoes: Reviewed

Any Colour Bibshorts: Attire on the Bike

The Velominati rules simply say that bib shorts are to only be black (with some slight exceptions). I have always been one to agree with that particular rule and “jokingly” enforce it at any given time.  However, something happened to my thoughts on this recently and I’ve opened up to the idea of solid coloured… Continue reading Any Colour Bibshorts: Attire on the Bike

Across NS: Nightime Brevet

I’ve only recently been exposed to the term Brevet through my favourite blog: The Radavist. It may as well be a synonym for Randoneering, but it seems that the way people go about riding a Brevet has changed. Instead of using classic randoneering or touring bikes that tend to be pretty heavy and slow, they’re… Continue reading Across NS: Nightime Brevet

My Specialized Crux E5: Cross the Highlands

My choice of bike for this year was my Specialized Crux. Of the dropbar bikes I have, it has the most generous amount of clearance for big tire. I had every intention of taking some pictures of it after building it up on Thursday and posting them before leaving for the trip, but my schedule… Continue reading My Specialized Crux E5: Cross the Highlands