Garmin Varia Radar Lights

Garmin Varia Radar Lights

I had my first commute with the Garmin Varia lighting system this evening. When paired with a Garmin GPS device (in my case, and Edge 1000 Explore), the headlight dims or brightens based on speed and/or time of day. and the rear (radar enabled) light lets you know if cars (or other cyclists) are approaching from behind.

2-Hour Rivendell Atlantis

Sometimes, in the winter, it can get a little lonesome at the shop. We keep the same hours year-round, but the staff gets spread out a little thinner, so consequently I have time in the shop on my own. Normally, that time is spent pounding away on the Microsoft Surface keyboard, but this morning was different.

Shop Ride Ten Essentials

Shop Ride Ten Essentials

Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes or rides, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival.