Tag Archive | review

New York City: Trying Out Citi Bikes

I recently got back from New York City, where I tried bike share bikes for the first time. That’s right, Minneapolis/ StPaul has had them since 2008 and I have managed to never, ever ride one. I love the idea but I have three of my own bikes and have just never gotten around to […]

Review: Baffin Winter Boots

Minneapolis finally saw real snow this December, giving me plenty of opportunity to put my Baffin Boots to the test. I’ve been out biking, walking, and snow-shoveling in these boots, and I’m really happy with them. Feet can be especially tough to keep warm during winter biking. Cycling turns your core into a furnace, but […]

Review: Ortlieb Backroller Classic Panniers

At the beginning of summer I replaced my dysfunctional panniers with the Orlieb Backroller Classics. After six weeks of heavy use of the Ortlieb panniers, including a four day bike camping trip, I’m fairly happy with my new choice. As one friend commented, “I hear a lot of people complaining about their bike bags, but […]

Review: Timbuk2 Tandem Panniers

Hot weather + biking with a backpack = sweaty back. Around this time last year, I started looking for panniers to carry my stuff to avoid the large, damp patch on my back when I arrived at work. I decided that I needed some capacity in order for the panniers (aka those bags that attach […]

Review: Selle Royal Respiro Women’s Saddle

Other women sometimes ask me how I like my bike saddle, so I thought I’d write a real review. After the first 10 miles on bike’s pre-existing (and probably original) saddle my sit bones were incredibly sore. It was clear that a new saddle needed to be my first bike update. At the time, I […]