Bike Camping Again

6 Years farther down the road, I clipped on the Arkel bags again (and I barely remembered my hack for the rack) and went here, where it always begins. Camping this weekend on the Swift Campout 2016 with a group.  Should be nice to get everything on the bike, as soon as I get it […]

Touring Setup for FAST TransAm transit

Summer is starting and I have been looking at high speed touring, newer setups. TransAm Bike Race Steeds 2016 got me thinking about details. BikePacking Ultra setups and then Outside ran the Ultimate BikePacking Setup with a lot of details. While I am not sure what changes I am willing to make, it does get […]

Halo II Sweatband – Required TransAm Gear

I noticed a quick article on Cool Tools today about the Halo II Sweatband pictured here.  I used this one on my trip across the country last year after buying one from River City Bicycles here in Portland.  This product makes all the difference in keeping sweat out of your eyes on long trips, the […]

Bell Helmets Rock Replacing Your Lid

I fell riding the TransAm this summer.  I fell on this curve on Hwy 12 near Lowell, ID.  I was pondering external things.  Essentially after a long day of riding not focusing on the narrow pavement outside the white line quite as thoroughly as I should have. One of the many things impacted in my minor excursion […]