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April 08, 2018

More Than Just Perfect Singletrack


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April 08, 2018

More Than Just Perfect Singletrack


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More Than Just Perfect Singletrack


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April 07, 2018

More Than Just Perfect Singletrack


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Cleaning Drivetrain

April 07, 2018


A clean bike is a fast bike and a clean drivetrain will run smoother and quieter while saving you watts. Basic cleaning of your drivetrain should be performed regularly at intervals which will vary based on the conditions you ride in. Read More

Skratch Labs - Reviewed

April 07, 2018

I don't know about you but I'm pretty picky about what I put in my body. I am the guy reading all the labels at the store and trying to ensure my body is getting the most natural fuel possible. I have better results on my bike when I eat clean, and I just plain feel better. As a result I struggled for a long time to find a sports drink that wasn't full of chemicals. Read More

The Road Less Traveled

April 07, 2018

Once you get out into the countryside and start riding rural roads you lose cell phone reception quite quickly. You are instantly taken back to a simpler time. You become responsible for you. There’s no calling for a ride if you can’t make the call. Read More

Strava What?

April 07, 2018

If you’ve never used Strava you could be missing out on a great way to add enjoyment to your rides. Strava is a website which complies GPS files for your rides. They have an app for smartphones and a social media component as well.


What makes Strava different from the rest of the GPS programs you may have used is the incorporation of segments. Segments are set sections of road that have been created by users. Strava then ranks all users on segments based on time and you are able to see who is the fastest on a given segment. There is an overall ranking for men and women as well as age group and a variety of other parameters. The fastest man is the King of the Mountain and the fastest women are the Queen of the Mountain.


Strava also has monthly challenges which encourage users to ride specific distances or climb a certain number of meters in a month. When you complete a challenge Strava gives you an electronic badge which is displayed in your account and gives you access to gear that only riders who have completed the challenge have access to.


Strava has the ability to incorporate heart rate and power data which can make it a helpful training tool. The program requires you to use their smartphone app or a supported GPS unit to track ride data. Strava shows you what rides your friends have been on and gives you the ability to follow other users. The program also tracks your yearly mileage and total elevation.


The basic smartphone app and online account are free. Users have the option to pay a monthly fee to upgrade to a premium account which unlocks further functionality. If you’re not already using Strava head on over to their website strava.com to sign up for a free account and see for yourself the additional dimensions it can add to your rides.

Perfect Gifts for Your Cyclist

December 05, 2017

Platte Pack GiftsBuying gifts for the cyclist in your life can be difficult sometimes. It’s hard to decide what they might want unless they have already specifically told you. In this post we look at perfect gift ideas for any cyclist, so you can surprise the one in your life..

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Proper Layering

October 31, 2016

As the weather cools down many of us will keep riding outside right through the winter months. My dad likes to say that there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing choices. This becomes even more true as the mercury plummets. Read More