After serving a two year blood doping suspension, Alexandre Vinokourov attacked the final 500 meters faster then his fellow competitor and secured a win for team Astana in the classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege. It was a long day in the saddle but Vino proved to be the strongest over the 258km course powering his Specialized bike with … Continue reading
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Super Magneto Man – Vainqueur!
In Connecticut this week and the weather isn’t cooperating for that road ride. Still cold and rainy where you are? Well, for Pete’s sake, I got just the cure. Virenquerize your legs with a CycleOps Supermagneto Pro Trainer. Just throw in a DVD of the 2003 Tour De France and climb those mountains like a king. … Continue reading
Cancellara wins Paris-Roubaix w/ SRAM Red & Zipp
OK, maybe it’s not about the bike, but it sure does help. Fabian Cancellara powered his way to victories on the fabled cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) recently showing that he is in a class by himself. Riding for Team Saxo Bank, on a Specialized with Zipp 303 … Continue reading
Blue AC1 SL Reviewed by Bicycling!
A top of the line, carbon fiber bicycle, the Blue AC1 SL, by Blue Competition Cycles, is designed with SFT2 Super Flow Tube Tech to increase aerodynamics and stiffen the ride, increasing power transfer. The Aerus Conquest T1000/T800 high modulus carbon frame is light and fast. With SRAM Red, the bike weighs in at less … Continue reading
Rolling through Bangkok on my new Zipp 303s!
Heading to the exotic location of Thailand this week to try out my new Zipp Speed Weaponry 303s. I’ve never been there before, should be exciting and some say biking is not such a bad idea. Here is my plan. First, I’ll zipp through the Silom district, dodging those 3-wheeled tuk-tuks and motosai lapjang (motorcycles). … Continue reading
Google Does It Again!
Love them or hate them, Google has added a new feature to their mapping, and I love it! You can now select bicycling directions on Google maps, similar to their, “by car”, “by walking” and “by public transportation” route methods. Users choose their starting and end points and Google does the rest of the work. … Continue reading
Osprey Raptor Series – Solutions to Mt. Biking & Trail Running!
The Osprey Raptor Series incorporates Osprey’s Hydraulic reservoir system which is designed to conform to the back’s complex shape. The result is a hydration backpack that provides a contoured fit that is both stable and comfortable for the mountain biker and trail runner. These Osprey packs have mesh pockets and organization sleeves to stow your … Continue reading
Winter Woes – Which bike trainer is right for me?
As the year progresses and the days become shorter the amount of time you have available for training begins to fade away with the daylight…and lets face it, unless you are unemployed its nearly impossible to find the time to get out and ride. This is why cyclists of all types turn to their trainers … Continue reading
Adventures of the Mad Pete O’Gear
…time before I can relieve myself in an appropriate location. You know, it’s very important, ZOWIE, I just got hit by the ATLAS thunder BOLT. Well, one problem solved, good thing I had my SKINS on. (“help”, “help”, “help”, heard in the distance). DUGAST! Somebody needs me. It’s nice to be needed. Come on Pete, … Continue reading
Dugast – Getting them while they last!
The ultimate in cyclocross tires! Race on the ultimate tire for winners. Cotton casings provide the best ride quality, hand glued treads provide the traction. Dugast, the perfect combination of light weight and responsiveness. We’ve got: The Rhino in sizes ranging from 30mm, 32mm, and 34mm. The Typhoon in sizes ranging from 32mm and 34mm. … Continue reading
The new member of MPGear.com
Hi, my name is Yeager-san (Joel) and I’ve recently joined the MPGear.com team and thought I’d introduce myself. I’ve left the confines of an office desk job and now work in the outdoor industry, how exciting is that. I will no longer be commuting on a bus (which was sometimes stinky) and will now brave … Continue reading