With just around two months of prep ahead, I am furiously training to pay someone to allow me the privilege of riding around in circles for 24 hours...solo. I turn 40 in September and since I can’t afford a fancy new sports car, I figure riding the 24 hour race solo is the next best thing. Over the next few months I will be musing about gear, nutrition, and training. To kick it off, the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 730 MSL. First Impression: The Thunderbolt falls in Rocky’s
Lessons from Mojo: Today’s topic is all about where the rubber meets the road/dirt...tires. Many of you probably have been riding a trainer through the snowy months and using regular tires, not a trainer tire (topic for later). Now that riding season is in full gear, it is a good idea to do a check over on the tire’s overall health regardless of trainer use or not. Key areas to check are the main riding surface, sidewalls, and the tire’s rubber condition. Ride surface: The me
Take a moment and think about what do you take with you each time you go for a ride? The answers will vary, but there is some essential gear for each ride. Helmet: A properly fitted helmets is the cheapest insurance you get. If you ever have concerns on the age, condition, or fit of your helmet, please go to a shop and have it checked out. Hydration: Hot or cold, always bring hydration. Staying hydrated is essential for our body, and you should consume it as needed. It h
Lessons from Mojo: Fenders, an invaluable piece of gear for just about any rider who lives in our region. Wet roads and muddy trails make for messy gear and clothing. One of our favorite solutions to keeping the grime down and staying a little cleaner is the humble fender! Most bicycles have the ability to run fenders, no matter it’s a full suspension mountain bike or a carbon road race bike. There is a great variety in fenders styles to match your needs. If you never had use
The sun decided to join us this morning. This morning's ride was a bit shorter route to Mike's Donuts. Next week's ride will be heading back to the Rocket Bakery on Argonne Rd. Remember this is a family friendly ride. Also, join us next Saturday for our Mojo Spring Kick Off Festival from 11am to 4pm. Come and meet some of our favorite industry reps. This event is for any one who enjoys time on bicycles. Food, drinks, and swag!
Spokane has 4 seasons of riding and depending on preferences, your bikes may sit dormant for a few months at a time. Here are a few recommended points on the bike to check over before heading outside to ride. Tire Pressure: Tires will lose air while sitting around. The first instinct is that you have a bad tube. Add the recommended PSI first and check the pressure after 24 hours. Quick Release Skewers and Thru axle: Its is a very good habit to check QR and thru axle befo