Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tifosi's New Sledge Models Rock

I have my new favorite bicycling sunglasses.

To handle the bright sun of Las Vegas and the Western United States, I'm wearing Tifosi's new Sledge model, Crystal Orange with Clarion Blue lens.

The photo above is the sunglasses modeling itself along the famed Red Rock scenic drive outside Las Vegas.

Tifosi's bread-and-butter is its high quality sunglasses that sell for less than triple figures. In this case, the Sledge models are priced in the $69.96-$79.95 range.

I love the orange frame, which feels light but durable on my face. And the large lens surface blocks all harsh sun glare. As you can see, the frame is sturdy enough that it supports my rear view mirror quite nicely.

There are three other Sledge models -- Crystal red with a Clarion Yellow lens, Matte Black with a Smole lens and Matte White with a Smoke lens.

Each option includes two additional shield lenses: a clear lens and Tifosi’s high-contrast AC Red lens. With Sledge, cyclists are equipped with the ideal tint for any lighting condition.

Bicycle Stories recommends the Sledge sunglasses by Tifosi.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Bicycle Stories Recommends Tifosi Optics: High-Quality Bicycling Sunglasses at a Reasonable Price

One of the bummers of the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out the Sea Otter Classic event in Monterey, California this weekend is that I will not be able to visit the Tifosi Optics sunglass booth, where I enjoy chatting with Tifosi reps.

I wear Tifosi sunglasses when I ride my bicycle and take walks and hikes because the company's eyewear is outstanding quality at an affordable price.

In fact, let me show you the collection of Tifosi sunglasses I wear for my outdoor activities.

The Tifosi sunglasses have a variety of styles and one will fit your taste.

They're not as expensive as the super high-end sunglasses, which is why Tifosi is a great deal for the buck.

Bicycle Stories recommends Tifosi and look for its newest sunglasses in May.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Athlos Sports Apparel Pivots To Create Face Covers

Kudos to Dave Manchester for pivoting work at his Athlos sports apparel company to make protective face covers in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I got to know Dave and Athlos at Interbike, the bicycle industry's trade show in Las Vegas. You may recall he created a gorgeous bike jersey featuring and my former dog, Pugsy.

Now, Dave is leveraging the company's resources to help with the supply of masks and to help maintain incomes of Athlos' employees. Check them out:

You can go to the Athlos site here to order up the protective face masks.

Stay safe, be healthy and be vigilant about protecting your health.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Need a Healthy Energy Boost? Try a 3BAR

Today was a stunning day in the metro Las Vegas area and it was also a great day for a solitary bicycle ride in Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas.

I reached for my road bicycle, my helmet and gloves and two 3BAR energy bars that came in Cocoa Crunch and Tropical-Tri flavors.

The 3BARs are the work of Erin DeMarines from Tampa. There are a lot of energy bars to choose from and I'd recommend Erin's 3BARS, which are vegan, soy free, gluten free, wheat free, plant-based and made from organic ingredients.

They fit conveniently in my bike jersey pockets and they're perfect for all type of outdoor activities and indoor workouts.

Take a look. I'm pretty sure Erin's energy bars have never posed in Red Rock Canyon amid such pretty landscape.

As the story goes, Erin used to make her grandmother's cookies for her personal trainer clients until one one day they asked her to make them even healthier. So voila, after many trials, she turned them into the 3BAR.

You can check the 3BAR website here.

I found them tasty without that sweet aftertaste. It's a nice energy boost without that hunger crash afterwards.

Here are retail prices. Erin says the 3BAR is in 50 stores in the Tampa Bay market. And she has been dropping them off at people's houses for "no contact" delivery during these trying coronavirus times.

Bicycle Stories recommends the 3BAR. Get out there and fire up those endorphins. But do it in a solitary fashion or at least maintain a six-foot buffer for physical distancing to stem the spread of COVID-19. And when you do go out there, bring the 3BARS.