What happens if your Wahoo Kickr breaks and you keep riding it?
Kevin Biggs managed to get a cheap Wahoo Kickr that the original owner had listed as damaged and needing repair.
This Kickr had suffered the classic loose woodruff key which led to lots of banging and clunking when the trainer was used. The loose key means that the bearings can move in a way they aren’t meant to, which means they eventually fail.
The following images and words are from Kevin.
The guy ran the trainer for me and it had the usual clonking noise. When I got it home and the cover off it wasn’t obvious what the problem was. I had to hammer the fly-wheel shaft through using a sacrificial bolt screwed in to hit.
Thanks to Verus Kayaks UK I had the chance to briefly check out the Gladiator 2.0 at the Tees Barrage.
The Gladiator 2.0 is a half slice river runner that sits at 8’11” with a 27″ width.
Here is what Verus have to say about the Gladiator 2.0.
The Gladiator 2.0 is the perfected version of our flagship river runner. Our team has taken this kayak down everything from cruising class II to charging class V creeks. The Gladiator has proven to be the most versatile boat in our quiver. Drawing from slalom designs, the widest part of the Gladiator is right behind the cockpit at 27”. This improves stability for beginners and allows experts to make dynamic moves while running challenging whitewater. The displacement hull is easy to roll, forgiving in chaotic waters and above all, FAST. The new, low-profile stern will spice up your paddling and let you play all the way down your favorite run. Try a Gladiator today and find out what you can unlock from this timeless design.
I’ve never really given this any consideration over the last 30 years plus of paddling. I can’t really remember a time where I have carried food and drink on the river or even thought about until quite recently.
When I go hill walking or mountain biking I always take snacks and a drink.
I’ve used pretty much all of the “outdoor” branded sports bars out there. They are convenient but after a while eating them becomes a chore. It’s hard work on your jaw. Chocolate melts and packets of sweets are not usually sealed that well. That’s important as I want to be able to carry something in my PFD and not have to rummage in a dry bag buried in the boat.
Welcome to the 2020 Unsponsored Gift Guide part 3. Every week during December we’ll be presenting a brand new list of gifts for the paddler in your life. If the paddler in your life is you, then think of it as suggestions to expand your gear list. As always the items listed are a range of gear we use and/or love.
Welcome to the 2020 Unsponsored Gift Guide part 2. Every week during December we’ll be presenting a brand new list of gifts for the paddler in your life. If the paddler in your life is you, then think of it as suggestions to expand your gear list. As always the items listed are a range of gear we use and/or love.
Every week during December we’ll be presenting a brand new list of gifts for the paddler in your life. If the paddler in your life is you, then think of it as suggestions to expand your gear list. As always the items listed are a range of gear we use and/or love.
The International Canoe Federation is one step closer to adding extreme canoe slalom to the Olympic program after a virtual board meeting on Tuesday. The ICF Board voted to include men’s and women’s extreme slalom on its proposal for the Paris 2024 canoe program as it strives to continue to innovate and to deal with a reduction of Olympic quota places. Extreme slalom is a relatively new discipline to canoe, but it’s thrilling head-to-head format has attracted new fans and strong television ratings since its introduction to the ICF world cups and world championship programmes. The addition of the new discipline on the Olympic schedule would not require any extra athlete quotas, with many of the canoe slalom competitors likely to also contest the extreme competition.
International Canoe Federation
I’ve seen a lot of debate on this over the past few days and it’s an interesting conundrum, (Of which I’m on neither side).
Having worked within a Sprint set up I have upmost respect for the level of training and commitment they put in. The same also goes to slalom athletes. As Olympic disciplines it’s no secret this is where the money is focused but it’s also remembered that if you aren’t at medal contention level then you aren’t getting paid you are still training day in day out and working a full time job.