Author Archives: Matt Goyer

Making Clear Ice at Home

I got bit by the crystal clear ice bug after a trip to New York years ago. Recently a few products have popped up promising to make it easy to get crystal clear ice at home. Wintersmiths Ice Chest – … Continue reading

Posted in Drinking | Leave a comment

Cannondale Bad Boy Review – The Perfect Urban Bike

After months of searching I found my nearly perfect urban bike, the Cannondale Bad Boy: With stealth-fighter looks and street-fighter performance, Bad Boy is a fast, stylish and functional high-tech fashion statement that will turn even the most mundane urban … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

The Perfect Undershirt – FOUND

I briefly considered starting an undershirt company because it drove me nuts that I couldn’t find an undershirt that other people couldn’t tell you were wearing. But then I found the Tommy John Second Skin Deep Vneck Undershirt. Problem solved! … Continue reading

Posted in Random | Leave a comment

Stolen Cannondale Bad Boy 4

Ugh, I had my fourth bike stolen. It was a Cannondale Bad Boy 4. If you find it, let me know! matt@mattgoyer.com. CASH REWARD. It is easily identifiable. In terms of upgrades it has Avid brakes with Straitline levers, SKS … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

Stylish Urban Men’s Bike Helmets

I recently went on the hunt for a stylish men’s bike helmet for urban riding. Here’s some I found that caught my eye. Giro Reverb – this is the helmet I ended up buying. Primary reason is that it has … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

Urban/Hybrid Bike Weights

While figuring out what urban/hybrid bike to buy I compiled a list of bikes and their approximate weights. I don’t know why manufacturers don’t list weights! Cannondale Bad Boy 4 – 26.46 lbs Cannondale Quick CX – 28.8 lbs Jamis … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

Stylish Urban Bike Clothing – Wind Shirts

My wife tells me that my pinterest board “fashionable bike clothing” is an oxymoron. I firmly believe that it is not. The urban bike apparel I wear the most is my Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket (white). It is super … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

GPS Bike Trackers

Having had too many bikes stolen I was curious to see if there were any GPS bike trackers out there. Turns out, not really. There is no clear answer. WHY HASN’T ANYONE BUILT A GPS TRACKER FOR BIKES YET? Available … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

Matte Black Bike Fenders

Apparently it is nearly impossible to purchase matte black bike fenders in the US. If you’re into the hammered metal look there are Handsome Cycle’s Mud Butler Fenders for $65. If hammered metal isn’t your look, you want a pair … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment

SPD, Please Make it Easier to File a Stolen Bike Claim

Dear Chief O’Toole, The Seattle Police Department needs to make it easier to file a claim for stolen bikes. While you can file a claim for a bike stolen under $500 online, for a bike valued more than that you … Continue reading

Posted in Biking | Leave a comment