Buckle up folks! Thanks to Hydrapak, we have a summer long contest of epic (for us) proportions. I call it the "The Great 2010 Crankfire Data Drive", but you can call it, "I usually spend my days at work staring at this website anyways, so I can at least win stuff" contest. The scoop in as few words a possible: Starts March 1st, Ends September 30th. Add, upload, contribute, associate, rate, interact to/with this website - twice a month the people that do that stuff the most will win stuff. Then there is a $700+ grand prize up for grabs. Do it!
Well, it's the 2010's, and it has been official for about 10 years now: we have no choice but to embrace social media. And that's ok because this Crankfire V3 was designed with all sorts of social principles in mind - whatever that means. So what's up? We have established ourselves on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Youtube and MySpace - and we tried to make it as easy as possible for you to simply spread the love!
This is part one in our series of what in hell is going on up in here.
We put a lot of effort into making this version of Crankfire as "geographically centered" as possible, and this so called "data locker" is just the start! In a nutshell, you can "roll your own" GPS data files with this. Or you can use it as a geo-bookmarks library. Regardless, if you got a GPS and like maps, this is worth a read.
Holy crap. Things look a little different right? Yeah they do. That's because we have experienced an upgrade. Everything has changed. For the better. Honestly! Might take a little getting used to, but I promise this is better.
Handed off a shiny spanking new 2010 Hydrapak Morro pack to kill your atv for his expert drinking and review abilities. Suffice to say he likes the thing! In a nutshell it is a lightweight well thought out pack putting Hydrapak right up there with Camelbak.
Hydrapak sent me over one of these to check out a while ago. I wrote this review and it sat there for a while as I believed I would publish it on Crankfire V3. So, now that V3 is here, well here the review is. Pretty nice little pack.
"DZ-NUTS, Protect Your Junk." Oz wrote up an extra special review about Dave Zabriskies new chamois cream. It needed to be reprinted as an official product review.
E money and Mandizzle took themselves on a trip up the famous Kingdom Trails up there in East Burke, Vermont for some pre-peak leaf peeping, maple syrup, and most importantly, bicycle riding. They were good enough to snap some photos and jot down their thoughts and experiences for everyone to enjoy. It is a lot better than the crap I write and you might actually get something out of it, so be not afraid. Check it out!
Had this thing sitting around since spring and finally got off my dupa and installed it. Why I waited this long is now a great mystery, this thing is freaking cool! Not perfect and probably not for everyone, but if you are independently wealthy, love gadgets, respect your undercarriage and ever found yourself raising and lowering your seat post...
I have been shamefully lazy this summer. Not sure where the time goes, but it goes. So I started feeling pretty guilty about neglecting ole Crankfire here, so in the midst of the 50 million other things I am working on, I started (and mostly finished) one upgrade. It has something to do with trails, and I think it is a good thing. Curious? Check it out.