I began this trip using a MSR Whisperlite, a versatile multi-fuel system stove popular amongst round-the-world bike tourers, and one I’ve long used on my travels around Asia. Being pressurised, it works well at altitude, burning readily sourced gasoline or …[ 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 → ]
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 → ]
There is little to match the sense of freedom experienced from travelling ultralight, especially if your aspirations take you off road. But there are also times when more stowage space in needed, whether that be for hauling winter gear, a …[ Read More → ]
The bicycle you choose to ride on a long journey is always an important matter, worthy of much pondering, head-scratching and debate. After all, we’re talking about your mechanical soul mate, the companion with whom you’ll be sharing the best …[ Read More → ]
The Arkel’s XM-28s are the baby brother to the similarly designed but more capacious XM-45s. They cost $209 and according to the Arkel site, weigh 1.6kg. As the name suggests, they’re 28 litres in capacity for the pair – you …[ Read More → ]
Inevitably, things break.
Although I wouldn’t say I mistreat my kit, I do push it hard, simply by putting it through thousands of kilometres of – at times – torturously rough terrain. Over a long trip like this, conditions include …[ Read More → ]