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Pointing and shooting on MTB trails

While I have been quite comfortable with carrying my heavy SLR when traveling, my trail riding plans call for something substantially smaller and lighter. Riding light on multi-day trails also means a compact camera. Therefore, I began to search for the best possible pocket camera to accompany me on MTB trails. I was looking for decent picture quality in a compact closure with rugged design. Read more…

Hunt for quality pedals

I have been looking for quality AM / freeride pedals with decently large platform and good grip. I was very surprised to note how limited availability of several of the more interesting pedals is in Europe. Read more…

Managing maps on Garmin - Hooray for JaVaWa tools!

While GPSMAP62st comes with preloaded European 1:100k scale recreation maps, topographic maps are necessary for MTB trail planning. I decided to purchase a TOPO map from Garmin Store. While to download was nice and easy, I still came across a number of issues, some of which called for third-party tools to solve. Read more...