Getting in Gear with Gifts

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My mom told a story about buying me a gift certificate to a favorite bike shop and I couldn’t fathom any part of her tale. I could barely picture her parking her car in the vicinity of the bike shop let alone going into the shop and getting into a conversation with the sales people. The whole thing seems too out of her realm. I had to think through the scenario. She parked her car and walked into the shop. I kept pressing her for details. “So you walked up to the counter and then what happened?” She said she asked for a gift certificate and then they asked her the amount. My adorable 75 year old mom did that for me. The story was gift enough. I think about the hipster sales people asking her how they could help. It’s too much! Kudos to her and them for working out some communication cues and securing a sale, but I think it must have been surreal. Like me trying to talk about something completely out of my realm of comprehension.  Football, maybe.

Be brave like my mom. Here’s a gift guide to help you if you have cyclist folks in your life. Maybe you’re stumped about what to give. I’m here to help. I have all the right qualifications. First, I’m a biker and I always seem to have various treasures on my list.

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Let’s start with something simple: bike related ornaments for their tree. Someday I want to have a tree with all bike ornaments. I always look for bike ornaments. I usually find the best ones when I least expect it. There’s this annual event called Bike Craft and it’s a treasure trove for everything bike in my neck of the world. It’s coming up and I have been counting the days. It’s a big deal and I try to buy for others but I am my favorite biker.

There’s also Etsy. Put “bike” in the search field and there’s everything from ornaments to baskets and panniers. Be on the lookout for something your biker person might not get for themselves. I was a Whole Foods the other day and spotted this bike plate. A steal at $15.99. Adorable!  A good gift choice.

Air pumps or CO2 cartridges are a great stocking stuffer. I have a set on all my bikes. Along with the practical, consider tires, tubes maybe rims, depending on what you know about their needs. I can honestly say I love getting the necessities. Anything that helps repair a flat. You could bundle a few items and make a great gift bag or gift bike basket of must-have items for any biker. You can never have enough of those items. Trust me.

How about a sampler of hydration drink tablets? I carry them with me all the time but I’d love it if someone would give me a sampler of their favorites. Or if you’re not sure, ask someone in the bike shop. I like the Nuun brand the most, but I know there are scores of others.

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Socks are what set us apart from the animals. Not really, but fun socks make this biker very happy. The more colorful the better in my book. There are lots of brands. In the winter I am partial to anything from SmartWool. I have a pair of Woolie Boolies that I wear most of the winter. But the award for the coolest looking sock goes to HBStache. Follow them on Instagram for their socks! I guarantee that the biggest challenge is choosing which ones to buy.

Water bottles are also a perfect way to wrap a gift of smaller items. I have water bottles from shops I stumble upon. Do they need to match the bike? I’ll leave that up to you.

Buying clothes and wearable gear can be a tough call. I love a great T-shirt. Unless I have told someone what bike jersey or kit or gear I want it could be risky to buy the whole kit. Let them buy it for themselves. I will often email or text my clothing-gear choices to my mother if she’s looking for something I really want.

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Illumination is critical, so the gift of light is always appreciated. On the top of the list you could get them a dynamo light system installation. You could also opt for some USB rechargeable lights. There are lots of brands. I think I have used or own them all. Rechargeable is key.

Bags and panniers are a great gift. I prefer being present and accounted for when there are bags on the table to choose. There aren’t too many people who can buy me a bag. I have standards and it’s likely that the biker if your life does too. It’s better if the person has told you about a bag, or you were with them and they went ape over a bag.

Journals with bike themes: I’m a fan of anything with a bike on it. Wine, beer, journals.

Does your person like massage? That could be one of the best gifts when it comes to working out the kinks and relaxing.

Gift card or certificates for their favorite local shop is always a winning gift. How much? You decide, but $25 can go a long way with CO2,  socks or whatever else they might have their sights on. Also subscriptions for Strava or Zwift would be a welcome gift.

How about a new bike?

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Only if they’ve been really nice.

Happy shopping! What gift suggestions do you have for the bicyclists in your life?

Thanks for reading!
Get out there are ride!

Bike Goddess

 

Parking Violation

You can color outside the lines and think outside the box, but you must not park outside the system. That’s going to cost you. I learned that the hard way while combining my bike love with some Black Friday shopping antics. Planning the whole day, I figured I’d take the light rail, Max, into the city and then pick up a BikeTownPDX bike and pedal about shopping at my favorite local places. I purposely left my bike home to see how I liked grabbing a bike and going as needed. Since I had such a great experience with the SoBi system in Phoenix and as a founding BikeTown member I get 90 minutes of free time riding anyway, so what’s stopping me other that the fact that I own several bikes. Minor point. Get out there and ride any bike!

Let me give you a bit of background. First, I live across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. Portland, Oregon, the home of the Trailblazers, Nike and the BikeTown bike share system is about 15 minutes from my door. I drove the car to a park and ride in Portland and hopped on Max, the light rail system,

My original plan was to get off when I saw a BikeTown kiosk, but I didn’t see any along Interstate so I enjoyed the passing scenery and crossed the Steel Bridge and picked up my first bike at Oak Street. The only reason I throw in this information is to say that I got on the Social Bike train for five rides and overall I covered 8 miles total.

I used the little basket in the front and I had no problems with the RFID information and locking or unlocking any of the bikes. Only one bike has a seat issue which was a problem with the lever of the seat post. Otherwise it was a blast. That’s when I got cocky. I can recall the moment when I started to think I could just ride back to the Max train. Heck, I saw a bike locked up to non-BikeTown racks. That’s what I’ll do, I thought gleefully! I know there’s a bike parking staple at the Park and Ride. I saw it.

What an epically stunning day for a ride. The temps were above 50 degrees and the sun was out here and there. I was riding high and mighty my friends. The endorphins of biking mixed with shopping were heady. IMG_7219

The golden carpet of leaves and the cool air on my face, I felt unstoppable on the heavy bikes. The man on the sidewalk asked me if the bikes were electric. They are not electric. I felt like my bum had cement in it, but I didn’t care. A spectacular day!

Until I got the message from BikeTown that I’d done something very bad. “Your account has been charged $20” very bad. What did I do? I felt like I was seeing my report card and I got a big fat red F in the corner of my spelling paper.

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My bike is the black dot of doom way up at the top and all the rest of the dots are in the perimeter. A 1,000 bikes and 100 stations, and I can’t seem to follow the rules. The email read, “Your bike has been locked outside the system area” and there’s a fee of $20. I got a parking ticket. I was shocked. But, but, but! Can I see a judge?

I was overwhelmed with disappointment in myself. How did I miss this? I do recall wondering why people were staring at me. Did they think I was stealing the bike and heading across the river to start a bike share in Vancouver? I wish! It does explain why there are nearly no bikes outside the “system area” because $20 is nothing to scoff at!

Last night I had trouble sleeping. I didn’t want the BikeTown people to think bad thoughts about me. Good bike relationships are important. I got swept up in the day. I mean look at that view?

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This morning I was still troubled by my behavior. I checked the map and the bike was still there, like a dark cloud over the whole experience. I thought of riding my Kona to the Expo stop and parking it then taking the Max train to where I parked the bike and riding “back into the system” and righting my wrong.

It took a few hours. but I got it done.

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Returned to a rack in the system.

There are many problems in the world I can’t solve, but this I can solve. I feel better knowing that someone on the BikeTown side won’t be cursing the biker who took the bike so far out of the system it might as well has been in another state.

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Don’t be like me.  Stay in the system, follow the path and you will be richer for it by 20 bucks.  I’m not sure if Robert Frost ever had a similar problem with the road less travelled and maybe it was because it was “outside the system” area.

All in all it was worth it. I like to think the bike had some fun too. At the kiosk it’ll tell the other bikes about the woman who practically rode it to Vancouver. I have a very active imagination.

Thank you for reading and following my blog. I appreciate it and I’m grateful for your likes and follows. Be safe out there!

Happy trails!

Bike Goddess

Biking with the Grid in Phoenix

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For me, the best part of any day includes a bike ride. I’m was attending a conference in Phoenix and I was thrilled to find out that they have a bike share program. When we got there though, I didn’t see any bike stations. I concluded that it must not have been successful, and I didn’t really think about it. Then I was on a bus about to get a tour of downtown Phoenix when my mom who was traveling with me texted me a picture of the green bikes.

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Texting with my mom. 

The bus was about to take off and I found myself madly looking for the website and app. I was frantic for about five minutes listening to the tour director talk and feeling like I should just jump off the bus and get on a bike. I was setting up an account when I was prompted with an alert that the email was taken by another user? But it was my email and user name on the screen. Confusion washed over me. I asked for a reset on a password and lo and behold it was the SoBi bike system which I guess I’ve used in other cities. Is that when I was in Minneapolis? No. Or was it Columbus? No again. I know it’s not Chicago’s Divvy, since that system has its own app and it’s pay as you go. Turns out it was BikeTownPDX which makes sense since that’s one I pay a monthly membership. Suddenly I search for the app which I have and I get it all affirmed, anointed and otherwise confirmed and I’m in! It’s as if I won a million dollars! I decided to go for the week long membership since that seemed the most economical. Now in a perfect biketopia, my membership should have worked since I pay for BikeTownPDX. That’s $12 every month, so why isn’t it like a membership to L.A. Fitness or something? But that’s okay. It’s a bike.

Overall my stats look like this for the trip to Phoenix. I got a bike every day I was there, and this is what it looks like when you log in to your account. Our hotel was close to the conference and it seems like the bike stations were on the other sides of the streets. It wasn’t visible from the main drag.

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In the essence of full disclosure, I’ve never used the bike share in Portland because I have my own bikes, so I ride from point to place. However, I think I will make the effort and take mass transit to the closest destination and give it a whirl. The SoBi systems are in many cites. Take a look at the list.

Grid extends to Scottsdale and Tempe. There are ample stations. I’m not sure about bike routes, but I can research that and I start planning a trip for January since I’m sure I’ll need to have a break from the rain at about that time.

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The bikes were in great shape. I had plenty of room in the basket for my stuff. My only complaint has nothing to do with Sobi. I simply didn’t have enough time to go everywhere I wanted to go since I had to attend the conference. However, I loved my little rides.

Phoenix could use more bike lanes. They probably know this. There are some areas where the green boxing is pretty extensive. I was told that where the bike lane ends it becomes a sidewalk. Interesting. I always feel awkward being on a sidewalk when I’m on a bike. But there are some streets where it’s too dangerous and no one is interested in sharing the road. Next time I will know more and I’ll have more time to ride.

Phoenix has some spectacular murals too.

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Mural across from the Hyatt.

The weather in November is perfect. Seventy to 84 degrees makes it easy to ride when you first wake up through evening time. If there wasn’t a conference you know that would have been my plan.

One final thought. I came up a bike shop while I was wandering around. The Velo Bike Shop and Cafe. I shook hand with the owner Eric/Erik. They were getting ready for an event and I had to get to a conference session but they had me from the sculpture out front and the mural. I didn’t have time to go back and buy some souvenirs. Next time. Dear readers, wouldn’t you like to know more? I was impressed with Eric/k. He was great to chat with and I hope our paths cross again. I love the serendipity of riding around and stumbling upon both coffee and bikes. Behold the universe at work!

PDX and PHX have little in common when it comes to climate. All that said, it’s a great city and I enjoyed pedaling around seeing the sights.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time. Keep riding and stay safe!

Happy riding!
Bike Goddess

 

Crying Stops Traffic

As much as I might try to avoid the downpours, sometimes there’s no way to bike between the drops. Sometimes the boogie man of weather catches you and it’s going to be a long and wet road home. Today I was caught in a colossal drencher and despite the rain gear, the hats, the ear muffs, the multiple layers and the boots I felt like this:

This is my dog Max. Pretty much sums up my feelings about my ride today.

As the ride went on, I came to a full stop at every stop sign. Yes, we should always do that, however, I do have times when I do execute more of a slow roll which checking on traffic. However, today I was extra careful because you just don’t know what traffic will be like. Plus it’s Friday evening and rush hour time. At one of the stops I waited through a light change cycle because I was fumbling with my gloves and trying to exchange my wet gloves for a dry pair in my bag. Yes, I have two, sometime three pairs in my bag. Some days the rains are such a challenge it would be nice to have a wardrobe change at the halfway home mark. Maybe even a dryer.

At two places on my route drivers are always aggressive and testy with nondrivers. It doesn’t matter if they are walkers or cyclists. I do avoid this intersection, but on this particular occasion I stayed on the main route. I rolled up the the stop sign. Came to a complete stop. Put my foot down and watched the traffic. I saw it was my turn and made my move into the center to cross the busy four way stop and of course and car to my right decides I’m too slow. I stayed the course and looked at the driver with a the saddest, most pathetic face I could muster. It was the face that just received bad news. I looked like I was crying. I sent stop rays through my eyeballs and willed her to a complete stop and begged with my whole body and mind that she roll down her window and apologize for her wreckless ways.

Guess what? She did!

“Sorry…” I hear her exclaim.

Such tactics as this rarely work. Usually I’m too agitated and I flip off the driver with my lobster gloved hand, but today the rain and the cold and the time of day wore me down. My hands were cold and I couldn’t even feel the pinky on my left hand. My core felt like refridgerator door not a furnace. My bike was dripping from the handlebars to the fenders and I must have looked pretty sad. I could be wrong, but I think for a moment traffic and dare I say, time stopped and everyone seemed to feel like the biker deserved a break.

Somedays we do too.

Be safe out there!

Bike Goddess

Advice: The Goddess Is In

I felt like Lucy from Peanuts today. Ever have those days when you can’t help yourself from sharing your wisdom? Those days when you’re possessed by the need to shower others with what you’ve learned from years of doing it your way? The last few days have been like that for me.

I rode my bike to the chiropractor the other day. I park my bike at the front by the desk. For whatever reason I took a pic while I was waiting because I thought the light was exceptional and it was Car Free Day and I was in fact car free! While I was getting some realigning of my own my bike attracted some of the folks waiting for their appointments. As I followed my doc out to the reception area there were three people hovering over my bike.

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One woman in her early 70s was intrigued by the color and how the racks “looked like they were made to go with the bike.” I explained that they were! She thought my bike was “very pretty” and wondered about the apparatus on the handlebars. What goes in there?

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“My phone!” I tell her. ”

Oh, well, I’d like one of those for my golf cart,” she exclaims. Where did I get that?

Then another woman asked about that silver thing. She pointed at it as though she thought she knew but then decided she’d see if I knew the answer. “This is a Faraday bike,” I explained,  “and there’s motor up front in the wheel and that silver thing is the controller. It’s where I turn on the bike and lights.”

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“This is an electric bike?” Overcome by astonishment. There were Ohhh’s and Ahhh’s and then the Golf Cart lady announced that this was a “cheater bike” and I thought I was going to have to take her down, but I composed myself and said, “Then a golf cart is cheating too.” I was not going to let Golf cart lady off the hook. “Shouldn’t you be walking from hole to hole. Why use a golf cart? With your logic, cars are the ultimate cheat.” Two more people came over and asked whether it was like a scooter. “Oh, no. A scooter takes gas and this is a bike first and foremost. I don’t have to be electric with it, but I have the option when I need a boost up a hill or I need to get someplace at 18mph instead of 12.

“Hills? We don’t have hills!” Golf cart lady said.

“You probably don’t feel them in your car or cart.” I challenged. She was a kick!

“This is a pedal assist.” I explained. “It doesn’t move unless I move. It provides a lovely little boost which helps me get to work faster in the morning and means I don’t have to ride the bus or drive a car”

Golf cart lady was not sure what to make out of me and my bike, “Is that wood? Wood is pretty but impractical for our weather.”

I admitted that I was skeptical at first but I rode all spring and found that the bike stays very clean and the bamboo is low maintenance. There was some nodding and raised eyebrows. All in all, I think I could have convinced them to take a test ride if I’d been in a bike shop instead of a chiropractor’s office.

Golf cart lady wanted the details about the phone holder for her golf cart and told me to be careful out there.

The second advice encounter happened at the bike shop today when a young woman was looking at bike gear. I was waiting for my bike to get some new fenders and I was checking my phone messages. I was sitting on a bench by the shoes and she sat down with an array of overshoe covers. She had a half dozen out and tried them on and took them off. After about 10 minutes I couldn’t help myself. “Have you tried these before?” I probed. She explained she needed something but wasn’t sure what to try. Suddenly I’m pontificating about how I’ve tried them all. I love anything Gore when it comes to a jacket but I have not has much success with the overshoes. I liked the neoprene, but weirdly they aren’t that waterproof in our Northwest rain. I like the grippy quality of the soles but they weren’t waterproof on my commutes.

I found myself leaning in and I told her I wear Sorel boots with a good rain pant and that does the trick.  If I was going to do anything different, I’d just buy another pair or waterproof Sorel boots or something similar. I’ve heard Bogs are amazing, but I don’t have personal experience with them.

“What about your helmet? Do you wear one of these?” she asks holding up those helmet shells. I shook my head no. I have a brim on my helmet and I wear often put a beanie over the helmet. I layer my head so I have a lighter beanie over my hair and another over the helmet. It’s amazing and toasty. The rain doesn’t roll down my neck or jacket. Even if it does get wet, it’s usually dried out by morning. I could pop it in the dryer, but I don’t recall doing that at all last winter.

Theses are my two winter looks. The one on the right works beautifully in the rain too!

 

 

Riding though all the seasons is challenging. Everyone has to find what works for them, however, sometimes people who are out in the elements all the time are more helpful in the advice department. I spent some time going through all my gear and I feel ready for another season of riding.

What about you? What advice do you have about gear or riding though the seasons?

Until next time, get out there and ride.

Happy Autumn!

Bike Goddess

 

 

Best Summer Gear 2017

Good gear should help you go farther, faster, better. It should enhance, not hinder whatever activity is ahead. We all have opinions about the gear we use. Summer 2017 proved to be a good in the Department of Gear.  I have had this space on my site for sometime, but I always talk myself out of writing about products. Also, it’s important to use a product for more than a few days. Gear needs to be put through the paces of your routine. Something that works for commuting may not be the best for travel.

Here are the items I’d buy again. The five items listed I purchased within the last year. Recently I came home from a big trip and all these products were used. If any of these vendors (TerryBikes, SweetSpotSkirts, GoodOrdering, Moxie, and HydraPak) want to sign me up for some swag or send me a coupon, I’d be happy to accept. Read on.

First up: The Soleil Top by Terry

Admittedly, I was skeptical. Long sleeves in the heat of summer? Hello? How can that possibly be cool? But when you get sick of slathering on the sunscreen and you want to be outside enjoying the day and the rays—this is the best top. I bought mine at REI on an impulse. I was heading to Greece and I thought this top would be easy to pack and one of those perfect tops for traveling. I was 100% spot on. I love it. I paid full price and it’s on sale now on the Terry site. I have noticed them for a few years but again, I thought it would be too hot. I was wrong. What a find! The black and white goes with everything and the sleeves are long enough to protect your wrists. Did any sun get through? None! It’s rated at 50+ and the crew design keeps you covered from your neck to hip. You could also wear it over a bathing suit. It’s weirdly cool even when the temps are high. How high? I’ve worn the top in 100 plus degrees and it’s cool. Cool!

I thought I’d only give it four owls since I kind of wanted a few more colors or designs, but when you have one classic design you don’t need anything else. If you want it loose, order up a size. Three stash pockets in the back are big enough for keys, snacks and even a big phone.

I’m choosing owls for my rating. Five owls is the best.

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#2 Next up: Moxie Cycling 

The T-back tank is a favorite. I bought three at an REI sale last year. One of them had a bad pocket, but the other two have become part of my summer uniform. If the soleil top is to keep  you covered, then the T-back is for tanning while on tour. Add sunscreen of course!

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The T-back top swims well too. I didn’t know that until I found myself at the end of a long ride near a beach and the water was calling my name. This top and I took a plunge in the Perissa Bay. I think when a top does even more than what it was designed to do it deserves five owls. This top really does have moxie! Try eBay for other styles. I’m not sure what’s up with the company. Some of the links weren’t working for ordering new. This is my favorite top of theirs. They also have a t-shirt style, but I wasn’t a fan of the cut. The T-back is flattering and cool and have some built in support (wink).

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 #3 Sweet Spot Skirts 

These skirts are like potato chips. You can’t stop with just one. Note that each one is reversible too, so it’s like getting two skirts. I have too many, but what can I say. I was around when Sweet Spot Skirts was starting up. I know that each one of my purchases has helped support this company and the skirts are cute and versatile. I always travel with one and I wear the skirts throughout the year. Paired with leggings and boots in the winter or cycling shorts in the summer these skirts are great when you want a little more coverage than cycling shorts provide.

It’s hard to choose a pattern because they’re all spectacular. Like I said, the potato chips of skirts. You can wear them with any compression shorts of padded cycle shorts. The possibilities are endless. Check out the site and if you live in Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington, go to the store and see for yourself.

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I can stop anytime I want.
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Handmade too! I tend to choose colors that will go great with anything in my closet.

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#4 is the best bag ever. It’s the Market Bag from GoodOrdering.

How do I love thee… Market Bag! Let me count the ways. First it’s lightweight even when you pack it full with everything from a journal to two liters of water. I was astounded by how much I could fit into the bag and still carry it. It’s a backpack and a pannier. How amazing is that? It’s the best travel bag ever! I didn’t take any tech with me except for my iPhone, headphones and Mophie charger. It worked as a beach bag, a book bag, a market bag, a pannier, a carryon! Plus it’s super distinctive and guess what? You can throw it into the washing machine and let it air dry and it’s as pristine as the day you bought it. I love this bag! I bought it at a bike shop because it was orange and had loads of pockets. I hadn’t used it much because I was afraid to get it dirty. I figured it would travel well and I was right. When I read on the GoodOrdering site about machine washing the bag, my love grew. It’s brilliant! They even make great bags for kids.

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#5 The HydraPak..

It was another impulse purchase at REI. One thing about traveling is you have to pack water. Even though in Greece the water was a Euro or less for a liter, it’s nice to have you own bottle. I took this everywhere and when it wasn’t in use, like the airport, then I’d crush it down to take up as little space as possible. The hard water bottles are bulky and take up a bit of space. I love how easy the HydraPak makes is to pack water. If you need  additional water on a ride, this is a good way to do it.

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The most expensive product is GoodOrdering bag at about $90. The Soleil top is $89 but sometimes certain styles go on sale. The Moxie top might be the only one that’s hard to find, but I see REI has them on sale for $30 or so.

That’s a rundown of my favorite products this summer. I’d love to review more products, so if anyone wants feedback on a product, you can let me know and I’ll be happy to try it out. I’m here for you.

Thanks for reading. Tell me about some of your favorite gear. What’s the one bit of gear you couldn’t imagine your summer without?

Get out there and ride!
BG

 

 

 

Ho Chi Mihnute: Blood Road Documentary

Early in my biking life I knew I was a tortoise and not a hare. It’s okay, don’t feel sorry for me. I’m not a speedster. I compete against myself, and that’s A.O.K. by me.  I’m not a competitive cyclist. I’m a strong, competent, confident commuter cyclist and I prefer touring. There, now you know.

Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 5.33.53 PMWhy tell you that? Sometimes I wish I was more than a wannabe. I sort of wish I was a professional athlete.  I’ve talked about this before in other posts. I’m not. However, I can support others in their athletic aspirations.

I watched a new documentary called Blood Road and it is still with me. Every July 4th I go for a bike ride through some of the city’s cemeteries and I watch a movie about war. Freedom isn’t free as they say, and this documentary offers a perspective from both an American and a Vietnamese women about the ultimate cost. I watched this documentary a few weeks ago and I’m watching it again. Blood Road is the story of a daughter finding her father long after the Vietnam War’s end. “I feel drawn to go looking for answers to a mystery that been with me my entire life.”

Every frame of this film is spectacular. The unfolding of the mystery of Rebecca Rush’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, shot down during the Vietnam War. Extraordinary  “ultra-endurance” biker takes her viewers on the emotional and physical journey she took in 2015 when she pedaled 1,200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of the crash site that claimed the life of her father.

The most compelling aspect of the story are the primary source documents, video and recordings that are shared. Another aspect of the storytelling involves the people who help Rebecca in her quest. When Rebecca meets Huyen Nguyen, a Vietnamese competitive biking champion, and together they traverse the jungles of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam you see their interactions and genuine support for one another. Also, you learn about the Vietnam War.

War has a lasting impact and Blood Road honors the memory of Rebecca’s father and puts a face on victims of war. The Vietnam War may have ended on April 30th, 1975, but it left a mystery that time and trails mitigate. Yes, I’d love to ride it. How about you?

It doesn’t matter if you watch it on the Fourth. Just watch it.

Available to rent or buy on iTunes.

Have a Happy 4th!

Be safe and get out there and ride.

BG