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 → ]
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 → ]
Set to a saw-toothed mountain backdrop in the Ancash region of Peru, sprawling Huaraz makes a good base for exploring the southern reaches of the Cordillera Blanca. Scruffy and noisy, it’s not without its charm; in some ways it reminds …[ Read More → ]
Even the shortest of loops into Peru’s Cordillera Blanca unearths impossibly beautiful treasures…
So, while awaiting the arrival of my mum, I headed up one of the dirt roads out of Huaraz, hiked to nearby Laguna Churup, and then circled …[ Read More → ]
Over the last week, I’ve been working my way cross-country towards the second highest mountain range in the world, Peru’s Cordillera Blanca – or the White Mountains.
The established route from Cajamarca loops west via the seaside city of Trujillo. …[ Read More → ]
In my obsession to jettison weight, the panniers have now gone. The theory? A light, sleek bike opens up a whole new world of dirt touring scope, as well as simply being more pleasurable to ride. Seek out singletrack. Bunny …[ Read More → ]