Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An Essential Kit !

When you go on a long bike ride it's good to have a few basic things packed in a backpack.

1. A raincoat - the type that packs down very small is the best.
2. Water - at least 2 liters for a long ride.
3. Food - sandwiches and energy bars are the best to have with you.
4. A pump - take a good one with you, as the small mini pumps are a waste of time and money.
5. Tire levers if you need them.
6. Two small inner tubes.
7. A piece of medium emery paper about 3 inches long and an inch wide.
8. A cut up tube of Crest for pinch punctures or to use as a tire boot.
9. A card of linen thread and a carpet needle to repair torn tires.
10. A good chain splitter
11. At least two black pins. You should tape these to the inside lid of your puncture repair kit.
12. A set of allen keys and a screwdriver.
13. A first aid kit that including an elastic bandage.
14. A Spokey spoke key.
15. A felt tip pen that will show on inner tubes !
16. A mobile phone ( and some phone money in case your mobile is out of range ).

Friday, July 16, 2010

Basics of BMX

I like this video :-) I live in country Australia, and BMX here is done on dirt roads and mountains, so it's just so different seeing it explained over in Utah.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This is a great video to watch - it takes a while for the race to start, but then it feels like you're right there.