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 → ]
There’s been a spate of stiflingly hot days in Santa Fe. It was a 103°F (33°C) last week – which is saying something, considering the city lies at a lofty 7000ft (2100m) in altitude. Fires have closed down the Hemys, … [ Read More → ]
Over these last few years, cycling and camping have become complimentary components of a life rhythm that resonates strongly for me. I find the process of pitching camp and retreating to my sleeping bag the most harmonious, satisfying closure to … [ Read More → ]
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Reading your comments on the benefits of 29′er as an off road touring bike with a rigid fork are interesting. I’ve been planning a Troll for that same purpose (with Rohloff and a coil sprung 100mm fork + Old Man …
The roaming collective of international bicycle tourers is the only tribe I really belong to. No exclusivity here: for instant access, just turn up with wheels, enthusiasm and wanderlust.
Bike-love transcends borders and cultures, and out on the road, the … [ 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 → ]
Another post for the Cordillera Blanca hike ‘n bike series, expanded from my original entry on the area’s amazing singletrack…
From what I’ve seen, if there’s one hike you should to do in the Cordillera Blanca, this is it: … [ Read More → ]
On the subject of Hike ‘n Bikes, I still need to catch up on the Laguna 69 ride from last week. Stunning vistas aside, it was a definitive success when it come to the all-important ratio between hiking (bad) and … [ 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 → ]
I hadn’t planned on posting any blog updates until I reached Huaraz, but these last couple of days have been so blissful that I feel compelled to jot something down. Plus, there’s free wifi in the town square in Cajabamba, … [ Read More → ]