Tag Archives: biking

Initial thoughts on the Swiftwick Aspire Twelve Socks

Swiftwick Aspire Twelve

Swiftwick Aspire Twelve Socks – photo courtesy of the Swiftwick website

It seems like everyone makes compression socks today. However a nagging Achilles injury and perpetually tight calves means my physical therapist and doctors recommend that I wear compression while exercising. Enter Swiftwick – they make the Aspire 12, an above the calf performance compression sock.  I will be reviewing these socks over the next few months to see how they hold up with the heat and sweat of summer in the South.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

How about a women’s pack for mountain biking or day hikes?

Verve 5 Front How about a women’s pack for mountain biking or day hikes? Osprey has made some changes to the Verve Pack Series to address this question. The pack still has styling and a fit designed for women specifically, but there are some unique changes to this pack.

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By Jenn K.

Update: Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS Device

Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS Device The Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 has been used just slightly over a month while mountain biking and road biking. Overall I am happy with the Cycle Trainer, but there are a few things I would like to see changed or enhanced.

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By Jenn K.

Designed by Tim Sainburg from Brambling Design

Looking for some compression socks?

compression socks The socks I am reviewing are manufactured by 2XU (Human Performance Multiplied). I will be reviewing both the Women’s Elite Compression Socks and the Women’s Compression Socks for Recovery.

2XU uses a collection of 3 different types of compression fabrics each geared towards different performance benefits. All these fabrics have high gauge elastomeric yarns, superior medical grade circular knit structure to allow 360 degree stretch, greater flexibility, unsurpassed power and durability.

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By Jenn K.

Final Update: Hydrapak Softflask

Final Update: Hydrapak Softflask I have been enjoying the Hydrapak Softflask over the past month on my cycling adventures. During the past month I have logged over 800 miles of road and mountain biking. This includes one century in early August and completed a ride from San Francisco to San Diego California over the course of 7 days. I found the Softflask to be perfect for these long adventures.

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By Jenn K.

Final Update: ISIS Women’s PDQ Longneck Top

Final Update: ISIS Women's PDQ Longneck Top The ISIS PDQ Top has been worn while walking on the beach path and while participating in fitness hikes. The top has also been worn during one road bike ride and after my rides to keep me toasty warm. The PDQ Top is also stylish enough to wear to work and while running errands.

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By Jenn K.