2017 Emerald Bike Ride Report

The 2017 Emerald City Bike Ride Route

Cascade Bicycle Club’s Emerald City Bike Ride took place this past May 28th, 2017, and couldn’t have happened on a nicer day. The three-highway tour through Seattle started very early in the morning with about 7000 riders at Safeco Field, and ended 25 miles later after a large loop through Seattle and the Eastside. With streets either totally or partially shut down the the event, the route and its views was the star, and will be joining my list of must-do cycling events.

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Toronto Cycles Titanium Bolts Review

If you’ve ever lost hours of your life in the Weight Weenie forum perusing people’s light bike builds, you’ll know that optimizing every last piece of hardware is a necessary step. One easy way to make your bike lighter is to swap your stock steel nuts and bolts for titanium ones, and Toronto Cycles has been my go-to source for this stuff for the past couple years. Continue reading “Toronto Cycles Titanium Bolts Review”

Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack Review

Timbuk2 Especial Raider backpack. Bicycle pin not included.

As a daily bike commuter, I’ve tried all sorts of panniers and backpacks over the last few years, and have finally settled on the Timbuk2 Especial Raider as my standard bag to hold my change of clothes that I take to work. The Timbuk2 Especial Raider is a smallish, comfortable, cycling-centric backpack with some reflective elements. It’s also handsome and relatively affordable. Continue reading “Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack Review”