Blood, sweat, and gears.

For the love and hate of all things cycling.

April 6, 2017

1UP Bike Rack Mini-Review

I have now owned the 1UP rack system for about 6 months, and I have to say, with some minor quibbles aside, I still very much enjoy and love it. Within two weeks of getting the rack last year, we set off on an epic voyage to Moab, UT for a week of biking mayhem.
April 6, 2017

Strava Elevation Woes

It's a basic principle really... I want to know how far I rode and how much elevation was gained throughout said ride. The realities of several factors combine to make this endeavor more difficult than it should be.
March 31, 2017

The Strava Effect

It’s a strange and slightly pathetic thing when you think about it. Who really cares if I rode 4652’ of elevation on my mountain bike, or if Strava says I only rode 3509’? Strava is one part ego, and one part training.
March 6, 2017

Moab 2016

I love everything about it, and would trade it in a second for the snowy, wooded, fickle Colorado mountains if I could. So when a buddy of mine threw out a comment that we should hit Moab for a mountain bike vacation, I jumped all over it.