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:: biketown USA March 17 2017

In 2005, Irvine was named "Biketown USA" by BICYCLING magazine. By including a bike facility in Orange County Great Park, maybe we could be again. Click below for the full article:   The city is asking NOW how the Great Park plan could be improved, click here to find out how to write to their planners.

:: For a Great Park Bike Facility in OC, write to Irvine City today. March 01 2017

ORANGE COUNTY CYCLISTS! The City of Irvine is taking suggestions for how to develop the final phase of Orange County Great Park. The Mayor Pro Tem told me that the best way to appeal is by writing letters. I wrote a the letter to every Councilmember. I've you're in Southern California, please support this effort, I hope my letter will inspire your writing: "<Delete as appropriate: Mayor Wagner / Mayor ProTem...

:: My saddle obsession September 28 2016

I have a pretty extensive collection of saddles, amassed over the years in a quest for the optimal balance of comfort; toughness; lightweight; how easily the saddle shape allows mounting/dismounting, sliding off the back and generally adjusting body position without snagging my shorts; firmness; width; visual appeal, covering design (I hate exposed stitching that can chafe), the presence or absence of a perineal groove and countless other nuances. I justify...

:: 12 degrees of separation August 05 2015

You may have noticed that roady bibs are significantly less comfortable when you're not on the bike, pulling on the shoulders and bunching at the sides; Assos even mention this in their catalog. We mountain bikers sit a little more upright than roadies. To allow increased maneuverability and improved weight balance, we typically have about 12° less flex in our hips? Because of this, more pressure is concentrated on the...

:: The four and a half rules of saddle selection June 21 2014

READ THIS: <https://www.cervelo.com/en/engineering-field-notes/the-four-and-a-half-rules-of-road-saddles>   This well considered article discusses now to choose a bike saddle to match your anatomy - there's always been more to it than sitting on the ass-o-meter in the store.   Your comfort, or specifically a lack of discomfort, will have the greatest effect on whether your days in the saddle are awesome or whether you ditch biking in favor of Frisbee golf.   Before considering...

:: DirtBaggies: more popular than beer, coffee, kittens. June 05 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DirtBaggies more popular than beer, coffee, kittens. A recent blind poll suggest that DirtBaggies bib-supported mountain bike shorts are 900% more popular than kittens. It’s a wonderful surprise; until now beer, coffee and kittens have been among the most Like-able things on Facebook, on the internet in general really - but I guess popular opinion wanes in cycles and it’s DirtBaggies moment to shine” said DirtBag-in-Chief, Tim Lane. Another surprising...

:: Be a pusher, be a shover, be a DirtBaggies lover October 05 2013

Would you like to help DirtBaggies grow and score some free swag worth over $150? Just help us open an account at your local bike shop and we’ll show our thanks by sending you a DirtBaggies Bib-Liner. We're working to build a small network of great dealers so that folk can touch and feel the DirtBaggies goodness at their LBS, try some on for size before making the commitment and save...