Monday, August 7, 2017

Miles Are My Meditation | Product Review

Cycling Kit by Cycology - Elevation ExpeditionsI'm happy to be working with Cycology once again to bring you another cycling apparel review. In this review I've got a new Jersey as well as a T-Shirt, Polo, and Cycling Cap.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Quest For The Perfect Pedals | Product Review - Look S-Track Race Pedals

Look S-Track Race MTB Pedal on Bianchi Zolder Disc CX BikeIn my quest to fine tune my cyclocross/gravel bike I've been making some tweaks and upgrades this year. The latest obsession has been my quest to find the perfect pedals. There are only three places where I make contact with my bike; the bars, the saddle, and the pedals, so each of these need to be perfectly tuned.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dirty Kanza 200 Race Report - 2017

Dirty Kanza 200 - 2017 - David WestAre you considering taking on Dirty Kanza? You'll find all the dirty details of my 2017 Dirty Kanza 200 race here.

Let me start by saying that Dirty Kanza 200 should only be attempted if you're serious about pushing yourself. I would consider Dirty Kanza to be the Super Bowl of gravel racing, so prepare yourself accordingly.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dirty Dreams of Gravel and Pain | Dirty Kanza 200 Prep - 2017

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Have you ever shared a crazy goal or dream with someone and they just stare at you, expressionless, as if they didn't comprehend anything you just said, or what would motivate you to do something so insane?

I've had this experience many times since January 14, the morning I registered for the Dirty Kanza 200, by all accounts one of the most epic gravel cycling races in the world. I'd be lying if said I hadn't questioned my own sanity a time or two. But now with two days to go, sane or not, Kansas, here I come.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cycology's One Tribe Cycling Kit | Product Review

Cycology - Cycling Kit - Elevation Expeditions - David WestI'm picky when it comes to cycling equipment. I don't have to have the most expensive equipment but it must work well, last long, and most importantly, look good.

When it comes to my cycling kits I usually keep things clean cut, with minimal patterns, and a touch of color. But recently I encountered a brand that challenged me to up my cycling fashion game by adding some edge. That was when Cycology came into my life.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lifecycle Emagazine - Spring/Summer Edition

I'm happy to share with you the Spring/Summer edition of Lifecycle Emagazine, by, a publication that I have enjoyed writing for since 2016. You will find my recent product review of Cascade Rollers on pages 234- 241. Enjoy!

Monday, February 13, 2017

3 Reasons To Invest In Cycling Rollers | Product Review

Indoor cycling training must be one of the most boring and mentally painful experiences ever invented, but it is a necessary evil when your goals won't wait for better weather or daylight. Sometimes the key to making indoor training work is simply having the right gear.

Staying focused on a trainer can be challenging if you aren't super motivated to follow a strict training program. I use indoor training primarily to increase the amount of time spent on a bike each week, and to focus on key objectives (interval training, increased leg speed, improved riding form, etc.).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Securing Your Fitness Resolution

With the New Year fast approaching many will soon be focusing on reclaiming the fitness of their youth with a New Year's Resolution. One of the most popular ways to make this happen is with the assistance of social fitness apps that track and share your progress. Connecting your workout to the web is a great way to find motivation and inspiration for what would often be a solo activity. But could posting your fitness activity publicly put your safety at risks?