Cycling clothes: shorts and bib shorts.

Cycling clothes: shorts and bib shorts.

This is a pretty popular question for us. If you don’t know, the pad is a Chamois, otherwise known as a “shammy.” Way back when, it was leather, first from the Chamois Goat, then later, from sheep typically. When I first started riding, they were...
California coast ride.

California coast ride.

Back in April, I rode the coast route from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara with a couple of friends.It was always an early-season primer growing up in Santa Cruz and the best way to get in some big miles before racing started. Three hundred thirty plus miles and over 19K...
To fit or not to fit? It’s not a question.

To fit or not to fit? It’s not a question.

Thirty-one years ago, I had my first bike fit. Back then, there wasn’t a lot of tech that went into one. Experience mattered, and your position on a bike boils down to some basics. You wanted someone who knew those basics really well. For 31 years, I’ve...
E-bikes on the Ramble Ride, oh my!

E-bikes on the Ramble Ride, oh my!

I’ve had the opportunity to test ride a LeMond Prolog for review. I was glad to do it as it coincided with the launch of the new rides, which always bring questions about allowing e-bikes. Spending several weeks with this bike gave me the opportunity to answer...

Ibis Hakka MX

Six thousand mileson my Ibis¬†Hakka MX. That’s the milestone I turned over today. It took me just about a year to do it, consisting of mostly gravel rides but some bikepacking as well as all-day road rides. I’ve ridden many different bikes in 34 years, and...