There are many advantages to titanium water bottle cages. They offer incredible durability, corrosion resistance, and featherweight good looks.
There are only few main manufacturers of “name brand” titanium bottle cages, including King Cage, Specialized, and Blackburn. … More Titanium Water Bottle Cage Comparison
Today we take a deep dive into a statistical analysis of the lyrical content of the Houston based hip-hop artist Mike Jones.
Fans of Mike Jones already understand that – in a rap industry known for touting and self aggrandizing – Mike Jones likes to discuss Mike Jones. A lot. … More Statistical Analysis of Mike Jones Rap Lyrics
Over 4th of July weekend this year, my wife and I took a leisurely two-day bicycle tour of Camano Island, WA. It had been on my bucket list since 2014. … More Camano Island Loop by Bicycle
Cyclists love beer and food. This route is designed to take you past a variety of locally owned craft brewers, wineries, and food stops through Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and rural Thurston County! Due to hours of operation at these businesses, this trip is best started mid-morning on a Saturday. Distance: 49 mile loop Elevation: 863ft … More Eight drinks figure eight around Olympia
Snohomish County’s Centennial Trail is an fantastic example of a completed and well executed rail-to-trail conversion. The trail is justifiably popular with good signage and frequent maintenance. Distance: 30.3 miles one way Elevation: 499ft of elevation gain Time: Allow 3 to 4 hours Parking: The northern trailhead offers convenient parking at the site of the … More Centennial Trail – Arlington, Lake Stevens, and Snohomish
Oly.Bike’s previous post about Front Racks that hold U-Locks missed one good option. The Specialized Globe Front Basket is reasonably light, attaches to most bikes, and (unlike your familiar Wald Basket) has a U-Lock holder. I prefer the the looks of the newer Blackburn Local Basket, which also has a decent headlight mounting location. But the Globe … More Update: Front Baskets for U-Locks
I love backpacking and bike touring – especially when I have time to enjoy my morning coffee. Here’s a roundup of travel-oriented coffee makers for bike tour, bikepacking, backpacking, and all of your other overnight adventures. … More Bike Touring Coffee Solutions – Ultralight & Durable
The long, gentle climb up the Chewuch River valley outside of Winthrop, WA, is an enjoyable way to get away from the heat and reconnect with the mountains of the region. The route follows Forest Service Road #51 into the hills and is largely forested, with frequent stream crossings to dip your toes and cool down. … More Chewuch River Ride – Winthrop, WA
This post is a follow up to yesterday’s post about Front & Rear Bike Racks That Hold U-Locks. For those of you with track drop handlebars and handlebar mustaches, here’s a sweet list of U-lock holsters that can fit on bikes without racks or baskets. … More U-Lock Holsters For Bikes Without Racks
“How do I attach my U-Lock?” – the eternal challenge of the bicycle commuter. Thankfully there are a few front and rear bike racks that are designed to carry your bike lock with elegance and simplicity. … More Front & Rear Bike Racks That Hold U-Locks