Dennis A. Amith

A Lifestyle, Personal Style and Travel Blog

The One about the Shimano PD-M520 MTB Bike Pedals & SPD Cleats

A lot friends have asked me what kind of pedals I use for my road bike and I think it surprises many of them that I use Shimano PD-520 MTB Pedals with SPD Cleats. Why do I use mountain bike pedals? I think that everyone has their own comfort level of what pedals they would rather use and previously I used Shimano PD-R540-LA Light Action SPD-SL Road Pedal with a set of SM-SH11 Cleats.  And […]

The One about the Saris SUPERBones 3 Bike Rack

For those looking for a durable cycle rack that can be used on a variety of cars but also for those want a bit of security included, one will want to take a look at Saris’ “SUPERBones 3” Bike Trunk Rack. For the most part, the Saris SUPERBones 3 Bike Trunk Rack is durable and well-made. And this rack worked well with both my wagon and sedan. My bikes were held secure and I was […]

The One about the Topeak Survival Tool Wedge II

For anyone who cycles, especially long distances, there are two things they should have with them, a pump (or mini CO2 cannister) and tools. Currently, my favorite to use is the Topeak Survival Tool Wedge II. The Survival Tool Wedge is an updated and improved version of Topeak’s wedge pack and features a wrap around zipper, extra long 3M reflective strip for added saefty at night and a zippered expanding main compartment for added storage.  […]

The One about the CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack

As I start to run and cycle more and focus on my water drinking, I have been researching various hydration packs. One that fit my budget and my needs was the CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack. Since 1988, Petaluma-based outdoor equipment company, CamelBak Products, LLC  has been releasing their hydration products to the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies but also to the general public The idea came from CamelBak founder Michael Eidson who was competing […]

The One about the Shimano SH-XC30 SPD Mountain Bike Shoes

The Shimano SH-XC30 SPD Mountain Bike shoes have been my main shoe to use for commutes or for riding. While I do have Shimano road shoes, I tend to do a lot of riding through the city and not in areas where there are straight riding without stopping. I’m constantly having to release and if it’s in an area where traffic is bad, having to walk, which I can’t do on my Shimano road shoe. […]