On the Southern edge of the Tennessee border, a small town by the name of South Pittsburg whirs with the sounds of a foundry, of melting pots, sand blasting and seasoning machines. It is here where cast iron and steel cookware are created by American craftsmen. True local and artisanal kitchen wares for even the most discerning consumer are designed and manufactured every day.
I like water. I dislike sports drinks. Most rides I typically only take plain water. Until I tried Skratch for the first time, a bottle might have sat in my bottle cage untouched for long stretches. My first try with Skratch, I found my bottles empty before the middle of a long climb.
I’m a light rider. I don’t push the limits as hard as I used to. But I am a test rider, and true to my title, I tend to break stuff.
It was a warm sunny afternoon when I took to Brown Mountain to punch out some intervals on the Cannondale Scalpel. A typical ride would be up Brown Mountain Road and down El Prieto two times.
I love the Giro Sica and the Giro Aeon as an ensemble. The matching helmet and shoes have been my go-to for the past year, and I love every minute I’m wearing the two together. They look great, fit great and perform at the highest level. Here are my reviews and photos. Giro Sica Women’s […]
Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe for Women $360 All I want for Christmas is a brand new pair of Specialized S-Works Mountain Bike Shoes made for Women! These beauties arrived last week, and here is a first look. We’ll post a review once we’ve had them on the dirt for a month or so. Specialized continues […]
the UVEX Chad is the first thing I grab when I’m running out the door and jumping on my bike. Here at mtbchick.com headquarters, there are more than enough pairs of sunglasses laying around from which to choose on any given day. From fashion to funk-tion, I’m all about it. Why “funk”tion rather than function? I am not at all a total utilitarianite. Things must look good. Thus I introduce to you the UVEX Chad.
Now that Oakley has succeeded in placing Jawbones on every face in cycling, it’s time for the Ladies to jump on board with a better fitting, sleeker and much sexier Jawbone style eye protection called the Split Jacket. Technically, the Split Jacket is “Asian Fit”, meaning it’s not a women’s specific piece, but suitable for […]
It’s a rest week here at mtbchick.com, after a long and grueling training block comprised of a 5 days in a row mountain biking, and 2 full weeks of some of the hardest days of training I’ve endured since retirement. What does it all mean? Rest weeks can be boring. Days off the bike or […]
Tested: “The Green Goddess” 2011 Specialized Myka Expert 29er, 15″, original factory spec Photos by Corey J. Keizer The upward trend in women’s specific mountain bikes is bestowing upon us more, and better, choices. Debates rage on as to whether women need a bike with different geometry, but at the end of the day only […]
The Clif family spends enough time outdoors to know it’s too cumbersome to carry around a bottle of wine. While it has been done many a time, it’s just no longer necessary with the Clif Climber Pouch. 1.5 liters of Cabernet or Chardonnay ($17.00) will charmingly compliment your apres-ride efforts. The Pouch has a nice […]