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In this Walleva Lenses Review, one thing became startlingly obvious: Oakley has become such a dominant force that it’s hard to review another sunglasses product without anchoring to a comparison with Oakley. Rightly or wrongly (I think rightly), Oakley is the gold standard by which all other lenses are judged. I honestly cannot think of […]
It truly is an unedifying spectacle to turn up to your local race with your go-fast bike covered in insect debris. It’s even worse getting home knowing you’ve got double the debris to remove. Not even the warming glow from snaffling that C grade win soaking into your skin on the trip back down the […]
Here’s my video Indigo5 Bike Light review for the TL;DR amongst you. Backstory I see two uses for lights: see and be seen be seen In a city like Melbourne (or indeed any other major city), in early mornings or late evening, there’s a lot of incidental light (street lights and traffic). This slightly negates […]
TL,DR: watch the video Wahoo Tickr X review below if you don’t want to read. A clear trend in technology has been the pushing of intelligence into the cloud. Even in iOS apps (for instance), intelligence and computational effort can be pushed into the cloud, future proofing apps and making the apps themselves more lite […]
The good folks at Scicon sent me a batch of Scicon Saddle Bags from Cycling Silicon Valley in Italy to review and compare. And it got me thinking: saddle bags aren’t an entirely sexy topic (are they?). By what metrics do we compare them? I’ve never thought much about saddle bags, but since I had […]
When I think of Merino wool, I think of Australia (sorry, Kiwis!): Australia getting rich on the back of the sheep. (Though with the Kiwi dollar at parity with the AUD, I guess our frunds across the dutch are having the last laugh!) I think of big Merino rams….just like in the photo above (Goulburn […]
In undertaking this Scicon Bike Defender review, it became patently obvious that every travelling cyclist should own one. Here’s why. Background This past Christmas, Mrs Velonomad, Velonomad Head of Chook Herding, Poppins the Golden Retriever, and I drove a round trip of around 4000km to Melbourne and back to visit family. My precious Colnago was to […]
I love simple things. And this Scicon Elan Saddle Bag Review shows a saddle bag that’s as simple as it gets. Life is busy enough without unnecessary distractions or complications. (Exceptions of course include an overly complex tractor for the farm.) And it does not get much simpler than this Scicon Elan 210 Saddle Bag. […]
Pat from Cyckit contacted me to see if I was interested in doing a Cyckit review to help him with his Kickstarter (the product has since gone into general production since originally publishing this). What I like The “bag” is compact, out of the way and light. It’s well thought-out, well made and just works. […]
Have you ever been riding down a fast hill and needed to brake hard and fast? But the brakes weren’t there. Your beloved receives a call from the local constabulary as they sit drinking their Saturday morning orange juice, waiting for you to get back from your Saturday ride. “Mrs Finnigan, you’ll need to get […]
I’ve just come in from 8 hours of chainsawing, felling wild tobacco, mowing and whippersnippering the quarry on our 10 acre property (yes, a mini quarry). It is full of lantana, wild tobacco and wild rasperry. (Wild raspberries, incidentally, are delicious and nicer than normal raspberries. They get horribly out of control. But the smell […]
It was truly serendipitous timing to receive two pairs of Oakleys for an Oakley Holbrook Review and Oakley Frogskin Summit Review sunglasses at this point of time. My poor old Oakley Andy Irons Hijinx are battered from being used as “gardening” glasses. Perhaps it’s a tribute to the longevity and robustness of Oakleys that they […]
It’s always awesome when an Oakley package arrives on the doorstep, and this time the package contained a pair of vented Glacier Racing Jackets w/ Polarized Black Iridium lenses (and a spare pair of VR28s). The Racing Jacket is a replacement for the Jawbone but looks very similar. The Racing Jacket includes a retainer strap […]