Author: Eric L. Barnes

Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods for Mountain Biking

Having trails near your house is a huge advantage for getting it a lot of miles each week, but it can get mundane because you know them so well that you can almost ride them on auto pilot. When this happened to me I almost wanted to stop riding because I knew it would be the same. This year I decided to try something different and that was listening to music and Audible books while I ride. We all do it in the car and I feel more comfortable on the trail than having to worry about being a defensive driver and watching out for the crazies on the road. The first few times I tried to use headphones they either kept falling out or starting hurting my ears after 30 minutes. When I heard about Apple’s new AirPods and had some friends using them that absolutely loved them. I ordered a pair hoping they would work and to my surprise, they have not only worked but work flawlessly. One of the neat features of …

Review: Fox Racing Sergeant Shorts

Having a nice pair of riding shorts is one of the best investments you can make as you start mountain biking and the Fox Racing Sergeant Shorts is a mid-range priced pair that will last you many years. The Sergeant Shorts are a good mid range pair of shorts. It includes two primary features, an outer short that is relatively thick and made of cotton and polyester. It’s sturdy enough to support going through overgrown trails, or falls. Then inside is a liner with thick high-density padding for optimum protection in the areas where you need it. Fox Sergeant Shorts Fit and Quality The shorts are made of great quality, and they feel like they can stand up to everything you throw at them. I’ve gone on a half a dozen rides already, and they feel just as good as they did when they arrived. Another advantage is the number of pockets in the shorts. It has six different pockets so you can hold anything you’d ever need for an average ride. The side pockets …

TETON Sports Trailrunner 2.0 Review

I’ve been riding for close to 20 years and one of the best investments I’ve made is a good hydration backpack. You can keep your eyes on the trail while drinking, store your car keys or food, and hold enough water for hours of riding. I consider wearing a hydration pack as important as wearing a helmet because getting dehydrated in the middle of a ride is not a fun experience and should be avoided at all costs. If you are looking for an affordable good quality hydration backpack then the TETON Sports Trailrunner 2.0 Liter Hydration Backpack aims to be an answer. Teton Sports Trailrunner Features The hydration pack is very lightweight weighing less than a pound dry and can hold up to 2 liters (70 ounces) of liquid. The biggest feature is its size and how comfortably it fits on your back. Once on, it sits high on your back above any jersey pockets and below your bike helmet. Right in the comfortable sweet spot. This pack would be great for not only …