GORUCK Training: Organized “Dry” Run

Last weekend, a GORUCK Challenge veteran was awesome enough to take a group of us rookies through the paces for about 4 hours.  It wound up being a great fitness check and gear test.  The weather was going to be challenging, probably my least favorite condition: precipitation and just warm enough not to snow.  It … More GORUCK Training: Organized “Dry” Run

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Late Winter Commuting: More with Schwalbe Marathon Winters

Late winter has arrived in the Twin Cities.  For bike commuting, this means a mix of all conditions.  The morning ride was a pleasant 24 degrees, and the evening return felt spring-like at 35 degrees.  The freeze and thaw cycles create the full spectrum of challenging winter road conditions: glare ice, inches of powder, re-frozen … More Late Winter Commuting: More with Schwalbe Marathon Winters

GORUCK, you win

I originally had reservations about shelling out the fairly serious cash for a GORUCK GR1, but after reading this post, I want them to have my money.  It’s an American company that behaves like I wish more companies did, making an American product with American workers, and caring for fellow humans.  ‘Merica.  (removes hand from … More GORUCK, you win

Winter Biking: Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tires, etc…

Disclaimer, the picture above is from a previous night-ride, not this morning’s ride.  I just like the picture. This morning’s ride was cold.  Probably stupid cold.  It was 5 degrees Fahrenheit when I left the house.  It’s the kind of cold where your nose hair immediately freeze when you step outside the house.  But that’s part of … More Winter Biking: Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tires, etc…