Spring is in the air.
Although the sun’s rays have yet to permeate the northern folds of the mountains, where pockets of snow linger on, the mid elevation trails are revealing themselves like hidden gems.
And with winter’s retreat, comes … [ Read More → ]
(For the purposes of this post, I’m defining ‘bikepacking’ as lightweight touring with a slant towards off road trails, even mtb-style singletrack)
The more I travel, the less I enjoy being confined to the busy claustrophobia of paved roads. And … [ Read More → ]
2016 update: I’ve now posted this route to bikepacking.com with a gpx file and several updates in the Trail Notes section.
It’s all too easy to become hooked on dirt road touring in New Mexico. Perhaps it’s those embracing skies … [ Read More → ]
With my Troll in storage for now, I’m taking its big brother, Ogre, to California – a bike that’s turned out to be one of the most versatile rides I’ve enjoyed for some time. I’ll be penning some more … [ Read More → ]
Whenever I visit a new city, it’s become second nature that I find myself scrutinising its provision for cyclists and access to public transport – basically, its feasibility for car-free living.
In the UK I’m lucky enough to … [ Read More → ]
Just a short post to say I’m headed to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year it’s being held in Sacramento, California, from March 2-4. To those who aren’t familiar with this event, it’s the time when custom … [ Read More → ]
As much as I try and savour each and every moment, it’s inevitable that over this long journey, individual sights, sounds and experiences are sometimes lost in the blur of daily motion and change. They queue up in days so … [ Read More → ]
Returning to New Mexico has given me the chance to ride a couple of trails I heard about, but didn’t have time to explore before. Numero Uno on my wishlist was a classic local desert loop known as White Mesa… [ Read More → ]
There’s a whole load of material I need to catch up with on the blog front… so I’ll start with a recent bikepacking trip to Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas.
Yes, in an apparent act of teleportation, I’ve … [ Read More → ]