I’ll be updating this page with photos of bike travellers I meet, their stories, their websites… and most importantly, their rigs!
As you can see, there’s a rich tapestry of bike-touring life on the road…
I first met … [ Read More → ]
It’s a perennial habit that I’m forever jumping between bikes (yet no two are ever complete at once). Parts migrate from frame to frame as frequently as I draw breath. I ride one bike for a few days, then cannibalise … [ Read More → ]
This is one for the toddler bikepackers out there.
Now that summer’s arrived, we’re preparing for out first multi-day campout with Sage, scheduled for next week. Our plan is to carry our usual lightweight bikepacking gear, with a hitch on … [ Read More → ]
It’s doubtful there’s such thing as the perfect bike – at least if you’re attempting to shoehorn everything into one machine, as I always do. But right now, I have to say my current setup feels completely dialled. It’s as … [ Read More → ]
Recently, I acquired an old Specialized Stumpjumper through the classified pages of Craiglist. As the first production mountain bike in the world, the venerable Stumpy is the stuff of legends, and a bike I’ve long coveted. Although 20 years of … [ Read More → ]
Bicycle workshop are petite havens of bike love: homes to geometry doodles, frame jigs, welding goggles, wood-handled files, old and oily machinery, and lengths of tubing that spell raw potential. From this clutter, somehow, bikes are born, creations that far … [ Read More → ]
I’m recently back from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. It’s the third time I’ve attended this gathering of artisan framebuilders – first Portland, then Sacramento and now Denver, Colorado.
This is by no means any attempt at a comprehensive … [ Read More → ]
Bunyan Velo is a new bicycle magazine out of Minnesota, USA.
For those unfamiliar with North American folklore, the name is inspired by the antics of Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack of unusual skill. An elegant and thoughtful publication, it’s … [ Read More → ]
Urban Dictionary definition of Klunker: An automobile, or occasionally another object, that is in poor condition due to mechanical problems, age, damage or other issues.
Required watching: http://www.youtube.com/embed/SVWP6VaLtvw
Growing up in the UK is a sure way of harbouring envy for … [ Read More → ]
Update: now with click-able big-able pictures!
I’ve been cogitating a lot about fat bikes these last few months.
You might have spotted these larger than life, balloon-tyre bikes out and about – they’re all the rage right now, as riders … [ Read More → ]