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Radavist x Komoot: Silver Linings on the East Devon Trail

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Radavist x Komoot: Silver Linings on the East Devon Trail

Katherine Moore, a zoologist by training and a cycling writer by trade, has just launched a new bikepacking route through her home turf in East Devon. Besides the gorgeous coastal tracks and sleepy wooded trails further inland, quaint thatched villages, and colorful seaside towns, the East Devon Trail features a twist: linking up nature reserves and bird hides along its 115-mile length. While the release of this accessible weekender trail has been the cause of much excitement, its development sprung out of a much darker and unexpected place.

Note: This article is part of a sponsored partnership with Komoot. We’ll always disclose when content is sponsored to ensure our journalistic integrity.

Scotty Laughland X Komoot: A Sustainable Tour of Scotland’s Best Singletrack

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Scotty Laughland X Komoot: A Sustainable Tour of Scotland’s Best Singletrack

Enduro World Series racer turned YouTuber Scotty Laughland has traveled the world mountain biking, from British Columbia to Jamaica, but world events in recent years kept him closer to home than anticipated.

Born out of a fresh perspective on his local trails after the birth of his first child, Scotty set about sharing the gems he’s enjoyed over the years – as well as some thoughts on sustainable mountain biking development, the role of trail associations and how we can support these valuable networks.

Ride with GPS’ New Heatmap Route Planning Assistant

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Ride with GPS’ New Heatmap Route Planning Assistant

There’s nothing worse than ending up on the shoulder of a highway due to bad planning, only to find later that a pleasant gravel road was another option. Heat maps show the most popular routes cyclists ride in dense urban environments, rural areas, and beyond. They are helpful when visiting a new city, or learning how to commute by bike safely and of course, when planning rides and routes.

Ride with GPS has rolled out a new mobile and web-compatible heatmap, which aids in planning rides and routes, worldwide. You can check it out on the web at Ride with GPS and on the iOS and Android mobile apps. The heatmap is viewable when recording a ride, for free, for all Ride with GPS members, and also available for Basic and Premium members as an overlay in the Mobile Route Planner for creating and editing routes on the fly.

Head to Ride with GPS’ blog post for more information and pick up your app today to start planning.

A Review of the Wahoo Roam and a Reluctant Luddite

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A Review of the Wahoo Roam and a Reluctant Luddite

To start, my Review of the Wahoo Roam is definitely going to be a bit narrow in scope, I don’t often ride road bikes, have a bunch of random sensors all over my body and bike, or keep meticulous logs of all my riding, so about 50% of the cool shit this device can do goes untouched by me.  You’re probably asking, what the hell do you ride and why are you talking to me about this? Well, I like to do short mountain bike rides and longer touring routes, both of which are super rad to have a GPS device for.  I also dabble in route creation, Im no Sarah Swallow, but I’ve been dipping my toes in the water and having a Wahoo has made that a more fruitful experience.

Makin’ Moves with the Suunto Traverse GPS Watch

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Makin’ Moves with the Suunto Traverse GPS Watch

Wearable tech doesn’t have to be techy. Apple, Garmin, and many others make watches that can be linked to various ride tracking apps, yet I found myself drawn to the Suunto line, a lesser-known GPS watch brand. Part of my interest in Suunto was due to that they design and manufacture their watches in Finland, a country that seems to specialize in GPS watches and devices. For me, switching a computer from bike to bike, and managing the mounts for each, was too big of a pain in the ass. Convenience is king when your life revolves around riding, reviewing, and documenting bikes and bike rides. I’ve been making moves with the Suunto Traverse for three years now and truly believe these watches are worth their hefty price tag.