Review: G-Form Knee Pads

Nov 24

Review: G-Form Knee Pads

Earlier in the year I took a jump and didn’t land it properly – resulting in a severe laceration (as documented in this prior post), and ever since then I’ve taken padding and armor more seriously (prior to that I didn’t really care about the odd scrapes and bruises). My first order of business was getting the Troy Lee Designs Lopes Knee...

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Review: Troy Lee Designs Elbow/Forearm Guard EG 5550

Mar 25

Review: Troy Lee Designs Elbow/Forearm Guard EG 5550

After my recent spill where I ended up in the ER with some stitches I had this crazy thought – maybe padding might be a good idea! After reading a lot of reviews on Amazon, JensonUSA.com, and BackCountry.com, I decided to go with the TLD EG 5550 elbow/forearm guards and the KG 5450 knee/shin guard. In short, the EG 5550 is an excellent choice. I’m...

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Biking Chronicles for 02/24/2013 – Pleasanton Ridge

Feb 25

Biking Chronicles for 02/24/2013 – Pleasanton Ridge

Today Team ZOIC (we all bought the same orange mtb shirt from the recent SF bike expo since the vendor, ZOIC, was selling them at a severe discount) set forth on a typical Sunday morning mountain biking run. With winter in California being what it is, we’ve been inconsistent due to the rain causing the hills to become too wet to climb. The nearest and most...

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Review: Schwinn Airdriver 1100 bicycle pump

Apr 24

Review: Schwinn Airdriver 1100 bicycle pump

Last year I bought a Schwinn Airdriver 1100 while shopping at Target. The packaging was slick, and it seemed to be a versatile pump.  I now regret that decision.  Because of my local bike shop (topic for another post), I have a presta valve on the front tire, and schrader valve on the back. As a result, it takes 30 minutes to pump them up. It’s ridiculously...

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