Category Archives: Review


Wrapping up for Winter

With the first snow storm of the season fast approching Boston I thought I’d post something about keeping warm on the bike in the winter. If I had to distill this advice into a single word it would be “WOOL” … Continue reading

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Broadway Bicycle School

As a schoolboy I tinkered with bikes, and as a middle aged man I’ve continued my amateurish fiddling. My cheque book is now considerably larger so I can mess around with more bikes and buy bits and pieces for them, … Continue reading

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Good shorts, but poorly named

When you’re 5’10” tall and fighting to keep the scale reading under 200 lbs, then lycra clothing is not your best friend. I believe that lycra cycling shorts should come with warning labels like “Do not wear if Body Mass … Continue reading

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Bias in Reviews…..

Over the weekend I was listening to the radio and learned that the Federal Trade Commission has introduced new guidelines for bloggers who review products. They must disclose any cash or in kind payment they receive that is connected to … Continue reading

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Carradice Expedition Bagman Review

I ordered a Carradice Expedition Bagman from Peter White Cycles yesterday and thanks to prompt shipping and the wonders of UPS I received it this morning. The Bagman is a simple saddlebag support that comes in a three sizes; Sport … Continue reading

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Two Walkable Pairs of Shoes – Shimano MO76 and Exustar Commuters

Shoes, shoes, shoes… my experience cyclists have almost as much of a fetish for shoes as Carrie Bradshaw. For Jimmy Choos substitute Dromarti and for Manolo Blahnik read Sidi. Are they stiff enough, light enough and how do they feel … Continue reading

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Rapha Stowaway Jacket Review

After riding many miles in the rain wearing various jackets I’ve discovered that it’s impossible to stay completely dry. If the rain doesn’t get you the sweat will. So I see rain gear as a way to minimize and delay … Continue reading

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