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 washed, adjusted, that rear wheel trued, and a few things purchased ….Smile

Halo II Sweatband – Required TransAm Gear

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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 extra yellow strip makes all the difference.  I won’t go back to another type of band, and now that it is finally sunny in Portland, I am getting mine out today.

Great reminder Jason Long on Cool Tools.

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 to the pavement was my helmet.  I have always heard that given an impact of this nature it is best to replace one’s lid and indeed the folks at Bell Bike Helmets have a 30% discount after one has damaged a helmet during a crash.  I await my new XLV replacing my ever so wonderful Triton that gave its life to protect my noggin.

Thanks Bell Bike Helmets, nice job making the first which kept me safe, and for helping me replace a lid and keep safe!