Recently, I blogged about a $1500 hub – my coveted Rohloff Speedhub. At the opposite end of the pricing spectrum, this post revolves around a humble bike that cost me the grand total of two hundred one dollar bills … [ Read More → ]
I’m still in Huaraz, craving to get back on the road… Unfortunately though, the pain in my back has flared up, so I’m having to delay longer. In the meantime, here’s one of a few reviews I’d intended to post … [ Read More → ]
More than one Rohloff hub?!
Yep. That’s pretty much what I’d have thought, if ever I heard of anyone owning more than one of these distinctly pricey (albeit wonderfully crafted) internally geared hubs. Yet, that’s the situation I find myself … [ Read More → ]
The countdown to Peru is on…
In the leadup to my departure in August, I’ll be tweaking my packlist here and there. I’m trying to be considered about this. I want everything to have real and lasting value – sometimes, … [ Read More → ]
As I plan my return to Peru, the usual quandaries arise. Do I go light, as I did last time – which opened up a whole world of backcountry possibilities, but proved a logistical challenge when it came to packing … [ Read More → ]
Over the years I’ve toured, my feet have been somewhat undecided.
There’s no doubt they love the stability, the efficiency, and connectivity of a set of stiff-soled pair of cycling shoes, mated to the mechanical wonder that is the SPD … [ Read More → ]
Sage has come of age.
Much to my delight, he’s been deemed ready for conveyance by bike trailer – so long as we keep to bike paths for now and take things very easy.
Hauling this form of cargo is … [ Read More → ]
I’ve been harping on a lot about trailers recently. So I figured I should also mention the Farfarer, which I had the opportunity to try out in Santa Cruz, just after my visit to the North American Handmade Bicycle … [ Read More → ]
Although packing light is always a goal to strive for, most long distance tourers haul a more generous payload, for one reason or another. The slant of this review is geared towards those people, especially on overseas, dirt road tours. … [ Read More → ]
Cyclists tend to obsess about tyres; after all, they represent the two small patches of contact between us and the road, without which, we can’t get too far…
Here’s the latest round of Schwalbe tyres, and some first impressions.
Adios … [ Read More → ]