One Year Later: Bryton Rider 750 Follow Up

Bryton Rider 750 follow up

Ahoy! We’re still kicking.

Despite being two years deep into both parenthood and a pandemic, this past year I managed to crank out over a thousand miles on my Bryton Rider 750 bike computer. (Skyrocketing gas prices have motivated me to ride more.) So I think I’ve gotten quite a lot out of the unit. Read our Bryton Rider 750 follow up below!

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Bryton Rider 750 Review

bryton rider 750 review

We finally picked up the latest bike computer from Bryton, the Bryton Rider 750. Is it worth the upgrade? Read our Bryton Rider 750 review below to find out!

UPDATE: Read our one-year follow-up with the Bryton Rider 750 here!

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Ritchey Breakaway 1x Gravel Bike Build

ritchey breakaway 1x gravel bike build

After years of road riding, I finally decided gravel biking just looked too darn fun to pass up. Below, you’ll find the lowdown and step-by-step video walkthroughs for my Ritchey Breakaway 1x gravel bike build!

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SOLD! Home Remodel in Greenacres, Bakersfield

home remodel in greenacres, bakersfield, ca

Been busy with life, but I’m happy to add another completed home renovation our portfolio! (Check them out here and here!) So take a look at our latest sale, a home remodel in Greenacres, Bakersfield, CA!

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Bryton Rider 320 Review

bryton rider 320 review

I’ve been running the Bryton Rider 420 bike computer for several months now without any major hitches. Recently, Bryton sent me their latest, lower priced unit, the Bryton Rider 320. Get the lowdown in our Bryton Rider 320 review below!

UPDATE: Read our review of the new Bryton Rider 750 here!

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Bryton Rider 420 Review

bryton rider 420 review

UPDATE: Read our review of the new Bryton Rider 750 here!

Over the last few years I’ve field tested both the Bryton Rider 310 and Rider 410 GPS cycling computers, logging thousands of miles on each. Bryton sent me their latest Rider 420 unit, which I’ve tested over the last few weeks. Read our full Bryton Rider 420 review below!

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Seiko SRP772 Automatic Watch Review

seiko srp772 automatic watch review

You might be wondering what happened to all the watch reviews. Actually, I’ve tested and photographed a bunch of Swiss watches that never made their way onto this site.

Honestly, I just keep going back to my Japanese watches. I basically wear my favorite watch, the Seiko 5 Sports automatic, every day.

I added another Seiko to my collection that I’m now a huge fan of. Read my Seiko SRP772 automatic watch review below!

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Beckett Simonon Dowler Cap-Toe Boot Review

beckett simonon dowler cap-toe boot review
Guest photo credit: Jimena Romero

School is back is session and summer is officially ending. Before you know it, boot season will be upon us! Or, if you’re like me and are a badass, you ride a motorcycle and therefore need boots year-round. Read our new Beckett Simonon Dowler cap-toe boot review below and use our promo code PRAKTICALA20 for 20% off your order!

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1982 Trek 412 Vintage Bike Restoration

1982 trek 412 vintage bike restoration

Since cobbling together my Ritchey Road Logic, I’ve taken the next step and undertaken fixing up old bikes. Check out my latest project, a 1982 Trek 412 vintage bike restoration!

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