Ronnie

Ronnie

Iowa City, Iowa

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Ronnie's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Trail Running
Road Cycling
Mountaineering
Alpine Skiing

Ronnie's Bio

All-around outdoor lover.

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Ronnie

Ronnie wrote a review of on May 15, 2011

5 5

This is the first pair of insulated bibs I've purchased and I am very pleased. Tried these bad boys on a century ride in 45 degree F weather for 6 hours in pouring rain. It almost felt like my legs were dry. Very warm and can be paired with knee or leg warmers to extend their use. I am 5'9" 160lbs, the large is a little more relaxed than I'm used to but still fit well. I love Giordana and RealCyclist! Best shorts for the money for sure.

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Ronnie wrote a review of on February 7, 2011

4 5

This down jacket replaced a very nice Mountain Hardware down jacket that I loved, but the sleeves were a little too short. The Zeus' sleeves, however, are plenty long. I am 5'9" 160lbs. and a medium fits loosely, but doesn't look like I'm swimming in it. The only thing I wish it had was fleece lined pockets and collar like the Mountain Hardware jacket, but you can't always get what you want. Overall, a nice replacement though. I've taken it xc skiing, downhill skiing and even on some Iowa winter bike rides and have been very pleased with its warmth and durability. And, of course, top notch service from Backcountry.com. Gotta love 'em!

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Ronnie wrote a review of on October 15, 2009

4 5

I got these boots last winter for bike riding and racing in Iowa. I rode outside with these when the temps reached -25F, but probably won't try it again! They work best above 25F, even with a neoprene booty over top. I also would recommend going a bit larger than your regular Shimano shoe size to accommodate for thicker socks. Once your feet swell it can get a little tight.

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Ronnie wrote a review of on October 15, 2009

5 5

I've been using the MiNewt Mini for 2 years and I really love this light. No problems from 100F down to -20F and it weighs hardly anything. The light is definitely bright enough to roll downhill at 35mph comfortably, but I do supplement with a head light on the mtn. bike trails so I can see past switchbacks. Very easy to move from bike to bike too.

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Ronnie wrote a review of on May 14, 2009

4 5

I have only used this on one weekend camping trip but it did the job. I brought it out with a full charge from my laptop and used it to recharge my blackberry (which we were also using for music). Worked like a charm. Then the next day I recharged it in the sun. The only annoying thing about it is you have to chase the sun in order to get a decent charge. A little bit of shade and it won't recharge well. I guess if you are in an open area this wouldn't be a problem but if you are in the middle of the woods it is.

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Ronnie wrote a review of on March 23, 2009

4 5

These are great socks. No smell after long hours in the saddle and very comfortable in warm or cold conditions. One thing though, I own the MD and LG size and fall somewhere in between. I wear a size 9 US or 43 EU which I thought was a pretty standard MD but that is not the case with these. The MD are real snug and the LG are almost too big. Stuck them in the dryer though and they fit better now.

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Ronnie wrote a review of on November 20, 2008

5 5

I have a glass french press for my home and this one is a great score for all camping excursions. I even used it on a few overnight biking tours because its so light, you don't even know its there. And its user friendly. Just boil water in it(I use a packable camping stove), add coffee, wait a few minutes and press. Great coffee anywhere! If you bring friends you may have to make more than one pot, but it boils water in no time.

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