Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Photo by Kyle Klain
Valles Caldera National Preserve Initiates Wilderness Eligibility Assessment; Requests Public Input
The Valles Caldera, a wonderful place to ride a bike, is doing a wilderness evaluation and is asking for public input. Info to be found here at NPS.
Our friend Kyle Klain succinctly summarized his message to the NPS, which you could copy and paste:
While most of us don’t inherently oppose wilderness designation, it does ban cycling, and the area within the Valles has been a great spot for riding big loops, bikepacking, and fishing. Given the opportunities discussed to open up old logging roads, developing backcountry campsites, and potentially connector trails, I personally believe wilderness designation would be an unnecessary designation for the area–particularly due to the existing infrastructure and roads it does not seem to qualify for wilderness.
If you have additional comments about the wilderness quality please use this link to send your comments to the US Forest Service.
Route Werks Restocks The Handlebar Bag $179
There are so many handlebar bags out there that basically do the same thing. What makes the Route Werks bag so great is that it does everything differently. Want some proof? Well, these damn things are always sold out! If you’re curious about these bags, now’s a good time to roll over and poke around at Route Werks.
Wolf Tooth Encase System: A Bar End Tool Kit $119.95
Wolf Tooth continues its design and engineering prowess with another clever tool kit that folds into the “dead space” of your bar ends.
The Encase System has everything you’d need in the event of a common mechanical from a chain breaker to numerous socket sets, all within a compact and functional design. Roll on over to Wolf Tooth to see it in action!
The Search For Two Lake Trail
Join Oxburger Studio on a long weekend gravel bike adventure as they search for the trail that will take us to two beautiful little mountain lakes…
Carbon Fiber vs. Aluminum Bikes: What’s Better?
Trick question. There’s no outright winner in this frame face-off. On the latest episode of Shop Talk, Spencer and Bruce explain the ins and outs of these two popular frame materials. Tune in for their hot takes, arts-and-crafts demonstrations, and a vintage carbon bike that was before its time.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @johnprolly
The Valles Caldera is a magical place, perfect for spending a weekend riding throughout. Please send your comments to the NPS regarding their proposed Wilderness designation!
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