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Rich F

Rich F

Salt Lake City/Park City

Rich F's Bio

My story is not uncommon for those living in Salt Lake City. I moved here in 2006 to ski/go to school. I finished up the school thing, so now I just ski, hike, bike (road and mountain and bar), fly fish, backpack, surf when I can get away, and enjoy the mountains.

When I'm not outside, you can find me working in the Competitive Cyclist Retail Store at 2607 S. 3200 W., in Salt Lake City. Come on in and check it out! We have a full-service shop, Santa Cruz demo fleet and the best assortment of bikes around!

Rich F

Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is probably the most versatile and useful of any of the "selfie sticks" out. you can dial in your angle really well, regardless of the activity. It's great to use for skating to hold upside down and get a good upward facing angle. love it!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these for both hiking and trail running and absolutely love them. they are a little tight/narrow at first, but break in nicely. I love the lacing system.... most of the time I just keep them loose unless i'm on some especially tricky/loose terrain.
I usually wear and 8 in most shoes (Nike, Vans, etc.). Went with 8.5 in these and it was perfect. a little space is good to keep from smashing your toes, so I would say when in doubt, size up in Salomon trail runners.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

a little pricey, but delicious! It's surprisingly easy, and I truthfully didn't buy them for any nutritional value.... mainly because they looked good and I was hungry. I took them home, made them and was happy. simple.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I actually got this because I wanted a basic white T with a slim fit to wear under a dress shirt. I've worn it as an undershirt and normal shirt and it's great. As others have mentioned, slim fit, but to be expected from Castelli.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In the last year I've become a pretty huge fan of Levi's, particularly for their commuter line of pants and shorts. I have 510s, 511s and 504s, and it's nice that the short version fits consistent with the pants version in terms of slim, relaxed, etc.
Last summer the 511 commuters were one of my most commonly worn shorts, but somehow my thighs grew over the winter (maybe it's whiskey weight?) and they're pretty tight. After having good luck with the 504 jeans, I decided to try these shorts. More relaxed than the 511s, but similar in most other ways, they're going to be my new favorite shorts for the summer. The material is stretchy enough, and they're fitted but not tight. I'm short (5'6"), so I avoid rolling down the bottom hem (meaning, I wear them as pictured with the bottom hem rolled up an inch) and the outseam length is perfect. They have a hidden stash pocket on the right thigh, seam (look closely in the image and you can see the zipper pull). It's a surprisingly sufficient pocket that could hold your ID, cards, and other tiny valuables.
OH! And my other favorite part about these is the availbaility in a 31" waist. 30 is too tight, 32 is baggy on me so I take advantage of the ever-elusive 31" whenever possible.
If you know of any other similar fitting shorts in a 31", add a comment!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on February 25, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll start off with sizing. I'm 5'5", 150 lbs with broad shoulders. The medium fits me perfectly. The fit of this item was definitely created with cycling in mind. The sleeves are a little longer so they still provide sufficient coverage while pedaling, but it still looks great for casual use. I really love the fleece lined collar. Even when fully zipped it's comfortable and non-restrictive.
The pockets are minimal (one internal chest with audio hole, one external chest and one large back pocket. The pockets (while pretty minimal) are more than sufficient for my use and it keeps everything clean looking. If you're in the SLC area I definitely recommend stopping in the CC retail store and trying it on.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on August 14, 2014

My new favorites, too!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for a number of reasons. First, I own the Commuter 511 shorts and loved the material and fit. Second, these were available in a 32x30 which is somewhat rare. I ordered the "wine tasting" color, which I surprisingly like more than I thought.
The fit is great! Slim but not too tight. I have pretty large thighs, and these still fit well. They are made of the rigid denim, which kind of feels weird at first but they broke in nicely.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with these, especially at the sale price!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these mainly because of the price. I don't consider myself an avid cyclist by any means, but the 15 or 20 times I go a summer makes it worth it to have road specific shoes. After a few uses, no blisters and still having enough money in my pocket to feed myself, I couldn't be happier.
The sole is stiff enough for your normal recreational rider. The tongue configuration is designed to work with the velcro straps, so you don't get any bunching. I like that.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The attachment system on these is nice because it will work with a HUGE range of factory side rails.
I put them on a 2014 Subaru Forester and they went on in a snap. It makes a loud "click" sound when you've reached the appropriate tightness when attaching, so it takes the guesswork out of it.
I'm 100% confident that they're on there and not going anywhere.

Also, if you have a newer car, don't dull it down with the classic round or square bars. Aesthetically (and audibly) the Aero bars are just far superior.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on August 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been a Spy fan for a long time, so I'm stoked to see that they're making a couple models of sport shades. They are perfect for cycling, or any time I need a pair of shades that will stay put on my face a little better. The arm and nose pads are incredibly grippy which is definitely necessary if I get the least bit sweaty.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 9, 2010

5 5

This bike is great for it's intended purpose. I'm 5'5" and went with the 52cm size. It's about perfect for me. I have it set up as a fixie and it's way efficient for around Salt Lake City. I can charge up most hills without much of a problem. The gearing makes it more difficult to skid stop, but the front brake gets the job done super well. I couldn't ask for a better bike for around town that I can pound on for the price.

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