Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

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A Tale of Chain Suck By replacing my chain and the middle ring on my triple Sugino touring crankset I thought my problems would be solved. The chain would now drop smoothly from the middle ring to the small ring without hanging up on the bottom of the middle ring, getting dragged around and over Read More

The Minoura Phone Grip Smart Phone Holder (iH-520-STD) is the best handlebar mount phone holder I have found. The metal bar clamp is hinged and comes with rubber shims to fit various diameter bars. There are two versions, the only difference between the two being the size of the bar clamp. Over Size fits bars Read More

Somewhere in the Middle of Montana

The 40th anniversary of Adventure Cycling Association. I will be riding my bike from Bozeman to Missoula, MT for the 40th Anniversary of Adventure Cycling Association, which happens July 15-17, 2016. As it turns out I will be following the route of my very first bike tour. I didn't know it at the time but Read More

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Here's a tip; go to Neil Gunton's crazyguyonabike.com, "a free, independent website for hosting bicycle touring journals, forums and resources", and read everything you could possibly want to know about bike touring. Our most recent journal is this one about riding the Old West Scenic Bikeway. I suppose everyone who enjoys reading these journals has Read More