This past weekend I installed the Flatout Suspension’s GR-Lite coil overs and Rallitek spacers. They arrived packaged in the box. There were a couple things that to note for the install. They are longer than stock suspension. They do fit. I had to disconnect the front sway bar links to drop the control arm low…Read More Installing Flatout Suspension on a 2009-2013 Subaru Forester SH
Yes! The 09-13 Subaru Forester 2.5XT has bigger front brakes than the non-turbo Forester. So I was unsure if they would fit. Method’s website say they clear 300mm callipers. I checked the owners manual and the Subaru Forester’s are 300mm. Hopeful they would clear the brakes, I nervously placed the order and waited patiently. And today…Read More Do 15 inch Method 502 wheels fit a 2009-2013 Subaru Forester 2.5XT?
I’d been considering setting up an adventure vehicle to access the backcountry roads for ski touring. A 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT sat stored at our property for a year. It was my folks’ and then my younger brother’s until he got married and moved to the UK. It needed some work so they offered it…Read More 09-13 Subaru Forester XT – The start of an adventure vehicle
The Penticton Granfondo is two months away. So how do you train for a 160 kilometer event in just 8 weeks? Having ridden Dave’s Ride Granfondo, Penticton Axel Merckx Granfondo, and Whatshan Granfondo here’s my strategy to prepare in just 8 weeks. This will help anyone who’s able to ride about 30km’s on the bike…Read More How to train for a Granfondo in 2 months
Often confused and misused – Here is a list of the most common off-road terms and definitions for your reading pleasure. Off-road \ ˈȯf-ˈrōd \ A vehicle being designed to operate away from public roads. First known use of the word off-road was in 1954. [Merriam Webster] Off-roading \ ˈȯf-ˈrōd′iŋ \ Off-roading is the…Read More Off-roading terms and definitions
Okanagan + Surrounding Areas Knox Mnt Hill Climb Tuesday, May 15 2018 Distance: 3k Start: 6:40pm, registration opens at 5:30pm Cost: $5 + BC race license BC Provincial Championship Events Saturday, May 26 2018 – Time Trial (Elite, Masters) Where: Langley Sunday, May 27 2018 – Road Race (Elite, Masters) Where: Abbotsford Okanagan…Read More 2018 Okanagan Race/Ride Calendar
People love to point out that I’m riding Zwift Power – which simply means that Zwift is estimating the watts that I’m generating by comparing my speedometer sensor, cadence sensor and type of trainer. Zwift is multiplayer game for cyclists. It works by displaying an Avatar of you cycling as you pedal away on your…Read More How does Zwift zPower estimates compare with CycleOps data for the Magneto trainer?
With riders publishing their stats to Strava and Garmin Connect, among other places, it’s becoming easier than ever to understand the gains available to cyclists. And more importantly to this post, it affords us the ability to compare real world aerodynamic performance with the claims made via wind tunnel testing. According to data released by…Read More A look into real world cycling aero gains – Part 3 on the Handlebars/Stem
Welcome to part 2 of how cycling aerodynamics effects the real world. This article will look at body position, training and most importantly how these translate into real results for you. Introduction – Why I’m posting on this. Part 1 – Aero gains for clothing Let’s begin. The Perfect Body Position for Aero Savings Aerodynamic…Read More A look into real world cycling aero gains – Part 2 on Body Position
The study of aerodynamics is a science, but when it comes to cycling it can be a bit of a black art. Go to any bike shop and you will see options from aero frames, aero helmets, aero bars, aero wheels, aero clothes, and the list goes on. But it’s unclear which of these offers…Read More A look into real world cycling aero gains – Intro and Part 1 on Clothing