Cycling

Sometimes Failure Is The Only Option

by Andy Amick

Worst. Race. Ever. This past weekend was the Ridgeline Rampage race in Castle Rock where I registered for the 60 mile Marathon singlespeed race.  As you can tell by the title and the first words of this post, it turned out to be the most humiliating and frustrating race I’ve ever done.   Normally, I […]

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What Do You Carry – Road Bike Edition

by Andy Amick

Maybe spring has sprung where you are, but we have just entered the snowiest month here in Colorado.  Even though today is sunny and 60 there will be more snow and cold coming soon enough.   This post is the companion to the mountain bike version of What Do You Carry done several months ago. […]

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Planning Something Epic? Make It Happen

by Andy Amick

How many times have you dreamed of starting your own business or planning an epic ride only to have another year slip by without accomplishing that dream.  It’s time to make those dreams happen because they won’t happen by themselves.   Too often, we come up with excuses as to why something can’t be done […]

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Gear Review – King Cage Behold Tool Pouch

by Andy Amick

The King Cage pouch is a great idea.  It allows you to carry your tube and tools on the frame instead of in a seat bag.  And it does this without forcing you to choose between the pouch or a water bottle cage.  After the Behold Pouch is attached to one of the frame’s water […]

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Goofy Gear Day – Smartphone Gloves

by Andy Amick

It’s Friday so what better way to celebrate than look at some of the goofy gear that has made it’s way into my collection.   Have you ever been out on a run or bike ride on a cold day and needed to access your smartphone?  Maybe its to check your progress on Endomondo or […]

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Gear Review – ZPacks Custom Rain Pants

by Andy Amick

Women have capris Men have man-pris Crazy nutty cyclists have rain-pris. Why would you want rain-pris? 1. When cycling in in the rain, your shoes and socks will get wet even if you have full length rain pants.  So go with a shorter length which will make them lighter and useful in a wider range […]

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Be a Fred, It’s a Better Way

by Andy Amick

Would someone openly want to be a Fred?  I do and I would be honored to be called a Fred.  You see, there is the widely accepted cycling term of Fred and then there is the real meaning of Fred to me. Accepted definition of a Fred From Wikipedia Fred is a derisive term used by […]

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Quick Hits – Cycling Posts to Get Your Mind Dreaming and Planning

by Andy Amick

There are a lot of cycling stories and articles posted each and every day.  Here are 3 that caught my eye during the month of January.  I’m a little late in posting these, but they are good articles and worth the read.   This year’s bikepacking trip http://bikewritersblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/this-years-bikepacking-trip.html?showComment=1327180120420#c422317589945234387 This is a great idea for getting […]

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Gear Review – County Comm EDC Pocket Knife

by Andy Amick

CountyComm specializes in tactical and EDC (every day carry) gear.  They have many innovative solutions for EDC and lightweight camping.  Browsing their site will get the creative juices flowing and have you thinking of how you can use all of the cool gadgets.   The item reviewed in this post is the EDC Pocket Knife […]

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What’s In Your Pack – Mountain Bike Edition

by Andy Amick

What do you bring along for your mountain bike rides?  There are the basics – spare tube and tools – but what else should you include?   The following video details the contents I bring on my rides.  Think of this as my Every Day Carry (EDC) kit for mountain biking.   We each have […]

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