Cycling

The Magic Of The Woods

by Andy Amick

In the last post on balancing being a dad and a dreamer, I discussed my conundrum of spending time outdoors with my boys as wells as having my own personal athletic ambitions. Soon after that post, I took my boys out for two nights of backpacking. Clarity came. The conundrum was gone. Getting outside often […]

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Guest Post- The Trashcan Major Crash

by Andy Amick

This is a guest post from my 8 year old son who had a little “issue” with a trashcan on a bike ride a few weeks ago. These are his words and his chosen title. My only assistance was with formatting. At first I thought he needed to write more, but after reading it, I […]

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Make Your Own Cuben Fiber Vapor Barrier Socks

by Andy Amick

A Little Background I promise I’ll get to the making of the socks after a little introductory material.  After suffering through some miserable rides, I have discovered that as long as my feet and hands stay warm, the ride can be enjoyable.  A big part of staying warm is keeping the hands and feet dry. […]

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Life As Seen From The Saddle

by Andy Amick

A few weeks ago, I posted an Instagram picture with the caption “watching the scenery go by while pedaling a bike is a beautiful thing”.  It is an amazing view to experience the world at 15mph. Each change in incline is felt. A shift in the wind is noticed. A flower on the side of […]

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First Impressions – Luxos U Dynamo Light

by Andy Amick

For my Tour Divide setup, I decided to go with a dynamo hub and light system.  This is my first experience with dynamo based lights, but I can say that I’ve been thoroughly impressed.  I pedal and then the light and my GPS turn on.  Magic!  There is no need for batteries. After researching a […]

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Plan, Save, Ride – Make That Big Trip A Reality

by Andy Amick

The extreme polar vortex or winter weather in general can lead to daydreams of bike touring on a warm summer day.  Now is the time to plan for that trip so that it can become a reality. My own reality is that the Tour Divide ride start in 5 months and I need to save […]

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The Joys Of Gravel

by Andy Amick

The sun is brightly shining.  The ride starts and that familiar sound of dirt under the tires brings a slight smile.  Miles come easily as the dirt, bike, and legs work together. Sounds like a great trail ride doesn’t it?  But the cows, barns, open views reveal it to be a quiet country gravel road […]

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Are You Prepared For Backcountry Riding?

by Andy Amick

In late September a Colorado Springs mountain biker got lost while exploring some new trails.  The good news is she was found the next day.  The bad news is she had to endure a cold and lonely night in the mountains without any emergency gear. UpADownwa posted a full story on the incident and how […]

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Enjoy The Ride One Mile At A Time

by Andy Amick

It’s too easy to focus on mileage, avg speed, or some Strava KOM segment. Sometimes, the beauty and joy of cycling is lost.  What’s needed is a little reminder of why cycling is so great. On a recent ride when I was testing out my bikepacking setup, I decided to look around and take one […]

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Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

by Andy Amick

Mountain biking is a wonderful thing.  It’s even better when you can share it with your kids.  This Saturday, October 5th is IMBA’s ‘Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day‘. Bring The Kids has a good post that goes into more detail on why IMBA created Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day.  For Saturday, IMBA’s interactive map shows […]

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