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You Can’t Do That in a Porsche - July 6, 2020, 1:03 p.m.

I can relate to the vintage car thing.  The problem is once you buy one you'll probably want a 2nd one.  It's a known fact that these cars get lonely and need a garage companion.

In reference to the original article I'd like to point out the inaccuracy of the name "Tercedes". Anyone that has owned one knows the accurate name is "Turdcel".

The Leatt Airflex Pro v. Your Best Non-Newtonian Knee Warmers - June 24, 2020, 12:14 p.m.

I bought a set of these before seeing this ad and I can say they are the real deal.  They are actually cooler on the knees than around the ankles and fit better than any soft pads I've had in the last 10 years.

Is Your Riding Posture from 2006? - May 27, 2020, 10:39 a.m.

No - my riding position is from 1996.

Whatcha Packin' - Cam McRae's on Ride Carry - April 27, 2020, 3:21 p.m.

My pack has a very similar load out (I even pack the velcro!) but one thing I add is a long'ish ski strap.  It's my tourniquet-in-a-pinch and can hold clunkier things together.

Behind the Brand: NF - March 10, 2020, 12:19 p.m.

Are the sleeves long and the torso slim fitting?  You know, for a cyclist that reaches for their handlebars and doesn't have a gut because of all the pedalling.

The FB29 in the pictures makes me think someone there has some positive ape index....

2020 Norco Sight – Build Your Ride - Feb. 27, 2020, 10:53 a.m.

My long standing view of Norco is a Norco will weigh more and cost less.

WTB Verdict 29 x 2.5 Front Tire Reviewed (w Judge Rear) - Feb. 14, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

That you're comparing to Minions is really helpful.  Thank you for the review Cam!

Giant Clutch Hidden Bike Tools - Feb. 10, 2020, 1:14 p.m.

My first aid has pain killers, fire starter, an emergency blanket, stuff to try and stop a bad bleed, and a SPOT.  It isn't that big and doesn't weigh much at all. Overall, I figure you can ride it out, or you're in the s**t and need to do something drastic while you wait for the chopper.  

The exception are big chunks of flesh being open.  You aren't hitting S.O.S., you aren't bleeding to death, nor do you want to drip all the way back to the trailhead.  I've had and seen a few of these over the years and have appreciated having my first aid every time.

Giant Clutch Hidden Bike Tools - Feb. 10, 2020, 10:55 a.m.

I'm a lifelong pack wearer and I often lend people my full tool after they've fiddled with their EDC enough.  If I encounter and advanced rider that didn't pack anything at all I don't even offer them a tool anymore.  Beginners or people that just had something bad happen always get my help.

Manufacturers will definitely make more of these if they can sell tools for 4x the price so long as they include a plastic attachment.

Giant Clutch Hidden Bike Tools - Feb. 7, 2020, 1:31 p.m.

$206 CAD for an allen key, chain tool, bacon plugs, and a CO2.  From MEC you could buy the same tools for $15, $23.50, $12, and $18, respectively.  $68.50 vs. $206.  I think I can carry something in a pocket or rummage through a bag for the price difference.

Introducing the New Pivot Switchblade - Feb. 4, 2020, 8:40 a.m.

Pivot used to a bit to XC for my taste, but with the FB29 last year and this new Switchblade it's nice to see they are building burlier bikes.   Float X2 on it to handle long rowdy descents and it'd be GTG.

Developing the Chromag Dagga Pedal - Jan. 22, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

I moved off my Scarabs to clips because I was tired of my duck stance pushing my feet to the outside of the pedals as my size tried to find a wider stance.  That these pedals are designed wider (and longer) is very interesting.  I'm definitely intrigued and may have to give them a try.

Showers Pass Syncline CC Jacket - Jan. 10, 2020, 8:29 a.m.

Most honest review of 2020 right here!

Dear Santa: Cam McRae's List for 2019 - Dec. 17, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

C'mon east to Calgary for our indoor pump track :)

Stealth Bike Bags - Hightop Hip Pack Reviewed - Dec. 3, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

One bit that works very well for is is the straps on top.  I can fit a jacket and elbow pads in those straps without worrying about anything inside.  Weather where I ride is very unpredictable and it's always a very risky thing to go without a jacket.

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