Eurmax Smart 10'x10' Pop up Canopy
Ok so I know it is a basic thing and all about having shade and I have tried a few different brands of pop up shades but with the test of time seems like they would always become frail. Enter the Eurmax brand of canopies. This started back in the RC Racing days, setup an shade early in the morning and bake in the sun all day so after a few shades bit the dust I took a chance on their heavier duty line with the Hexagon legs. Black of course as I figure the shade was better that way. Well 4 solid years and when I sold off my stuff, the material still had not faded after multiple washes and tones of track dust, I was thoroughly surprised and for the build quality vs price they have the other guys beat!
Now with the Chasing Waypoints Podcast and Rides and Events coming it was time to go shopping again. This time I did not want to go with Black but found a Tan or Khaki or Coyote... whatever color you want to call it. At first I noticed that frame was a bit stiff to open but after being setup for the day it tore down easily. The back has just the right amount of room and fits nicely in the back of My Tiguan either front to back or side to side with the seats folded down... WINNING. Although not as robust as the OG one that I had this one is still tougher than the typical store bought versions. In the end I would recommend this to someone looking for the pop up tent! Pricing is really good too! By the way, yes it comes with Back Pack Straps, no I would not carry it that way!
Route Planning Tips and Don'ts
Well ok, we have these rad bikes... NOW WHAT? Route planning can be one of the funnest things if you enjoy that sort of thing, but there are some things to cover that will make things easier.