Category: Gear

Klim Badlands Pro black jacket

Into the Badlands…

… the Klim Badlands Pro, that is… I picked up my new suit at Romney Cycles last weekend – and I’ll tell you what, I’m excited! Over the last few years Klim has been building a reputation for tough, waterproof, comfortable riding gear. The main drawback? Their gear is expensive. This particular suit comes in […]

Gathering of the Super Tenere at Romney Cycles, West Virginia, May 18/19/20

The guys at Romney Cycles in Romney, WV, have been talking for a while about sponsoring an ADV-style weekend based out of the store, some time in spring 2012. Now it’s here! May 18/19/20 at the store. They have quite a few happy Super Tenere customers, but want to get to know us (and the […]

Fenix flashlight

An excellent accessory…

I ran across this Fenix E05 R2 Flashlight on a photography site. It was highly recommended for photographers because of its power, it’s “color” and the smooth, even glow it gives out. That makes it good for lighting scenes without flash, especially when using long exposures. It’s also good for setting up gear in total darkness, as photographers […]

Aerostitch Triple Digit rain covers

Aerostitch waterproof overmitts

I lived in the UK for a period in the 80’s, and got used to riding in more-or-less moist conditions, more-or-less all the time. One thing I couldn’t get used to was wet, cold hands. I’d tried a number of different gloves, all claiming to be waterproof, but in all cases it was just a […]

Ear buds to match the bike!

I took a trip to New York City last week for a photography seminar at Adorama Camera. The talk by well-known photojournalist David Honl was inspiring, and I came away with some gear recommendations as well. Of course I couldn’t afford any of them! Well, one – this Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap makes the camera […]

Puncture repair kit

New Slime compact puncture repair tool

I just discovered this tire repair tool to add to my kit. One of the issues I always seem to have with tire plugging kits is that the tools used to ream the hole and insert the rope are big, awkwardly shaped and have sharp points that need to be protected against. Plus there’s two […]

Motion Pro Bead Popper

Two things I hope I never see again

I got a couple of cool gadgets today. I’m going to stash them in the “just in case” container in my pannier, and hope I never have to see them again. Bead Popper The first is the Motion Pro Bead Popper – I don’t know about you, but I usually change tires at home, using […]