11 February 2012

Retroshift

Here is something I found interesting on the web. Retroshift marketed for cyclocross,but I could see this application used in different riding set-ups. Here are some to name a few:

Randonneuring
brevet
UltraMarathon Cycling
Touring
Bikepacking
Gravel Grinders
Updating and old bike

I am sure the list could go on. What I think is cool about this set-up is your ability to shift multiple gears at one time. They show you in the video how it shifts. I would think this would be serviceable in the field. Not much to fail! Cool idea, I hope they do well!

06 February 2012

Rucking it!

I had to change things up a bit, so I headed down to the Dutch Gap Conservation Area



I didn't know if the weather was going against me or with me for the day. Hard rains hit the area in the morning and once it past it was it turned out to be a beautiful day. My plan was to do a 4 mile ruck march. I had made a ruck sack pill with 25lbs of play sand and a sand bag and about a half a roll of 100mph tape (Duck tape). These is an easy way to add weight to your pack without loading in down with equipment. The thing with a ruck pill it is all dead weight! If you want to know how to make one go here to ITS Tactical great site!

If you live in the area and have not been down to the Dutch Gap Conservation Area then you should. While I was hiking I was thinking of all the things you could do in the area. So here's my list:
Hiking
Trail Running
Biking
Bird Watching
Geocaching
Picnicking
Flat Water Kayaking
Canoeing
Fishing
Canoeing/Kayaking Orienteering
Henricus Dauber Dash
Living History at Henricus
Wild Plant ID

I am sure the list could go on. Plus it is a great place to bring the kids.