The Best 2019 Black Friday Deals for Cyclists

Black Friday sales will happen on the 29th of November 2019. Everything from complete bikes to components, accessories, electronics, clothing and even tools are heavily discounted. Here's a list of all the best Black Friday deals for cyclists: Black Friday Cycling Deals 1. Amazon Everything from sales from clothing to electronics, accessories, components and tools.... Continue Reading →

A Winter Weekend at the Hotel Boulderado

The holidays are a stressful time. Getting the house ready, buying presents, making sure you see all the friends and family and traveling all add up. My wife's birthday lands right at the beginning of December, which can make it disappear into all the surrounding craziness. So when the Hotel Boulderado invited us up for... Continue Reading →

Bialetti Brikka and Grinder

Bialetti is an Italian brand best known for its Moka Express the #1 seller in Italy. The company is expanding into US and international markets with a push to become the portable coffeemaker for outdoor and fitness enthusiasts. Bialetti sent a Brikka and grinder my way, here's what I thought: The Brikka pot is made... Continue Reading →

Here’s a Great Deal on My Favorite Coffee Maker

Bonavita's drip coffee makers are among the best consumer grade machines out there. I get coffee that's every bit as good as a cup of manual pour-over coffee from mine every morning. Bonavita’s BV1900TS is currently approved by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), I have an older, previously approved 1800 model. Over at Massdrop, you can grab... Continue Reading →

The Effects of Drinking Way Too Much Coffee

Life Noggin with the help of Craig Benzine aka Wheezy Waiter take a look at what would happen if you only drank coffee and how much coffee one would have to drink to cause a caffeine overdose. I'd never heard of this research on young people drinking 28+ cups of coffee per week before (not drastically far off from what... Continue Reading →

Long-Term Coffee Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

An interesting article regarding long-term coffee consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease was just published in Circulation. The meta-analysis, which included 35 cohort studies and 1,283,685 participants, suggests that long-term coffee consumption (3 to 5 cups per day) is cardio-protective and reduces your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Background — Considerable controversy exists regarding the association... Continue Reading →

Review: Trail’s End Bourbon

On first hearing the Trail’s End name, I was reminded of the time I spent selling popcorn as a Boy Scout to finance a childhood of Rocky Mountain exploration. Turns out it is also the name or a bourbon produced by Hood River Distillers. Despite Hood River Distillers being founded in 1934 and holding Oregon’s... Continue Reading →

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