Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Sky King

Summer Love – Maxxis Chronicle 29+

Indeed, Sky King has a new love. I happen to be quite spoiled and spend many happy hours on my " Excellent Creative Riding" machine also known as the "Extremely Cool Ride" and for those of you who don't know me, just call it my Surly ECR. We ventured out in August for a S24O Read More

How to Load a Touring Bike.

I have a strong memory of my first overnighter on "Bernard" my Gilles Berthoud Adventure Touring Bike.  I loaded him up the same way I had always loaded "Sky" my Rivendell Bleriot.  I pushed off and on the first small down hill immediately noticed a pronounced shimmy in the front wheel. WTH?,  I got off Read More

Please Come To Texas

In 2010 The Bike Hermit took his first bike jaunt in Texas.  Titled Texas Buckaroos, his adventure is well chronicled on crazyguyonabike.com.  Since then, I have heard about his trip pretty much Every Single Day; how amazing this part of Texas is, how friendly the people are, how we need to move to Texas, how Read More

A few good things about bike friends

Fear not, The Bike Hermit is doing an excellent job of upholding his title, but he does confess to enjoying several of our Wandering Wheels Adventures this past year. Like kids in a candy store, exploring the Owyhee Desert (just out the back door) has given us a new appreciation for an area of Idaho Read More

Riding and Touring Off Pavement

If you follow any of our posts you have already noticed we aren't afraid of touring on dirt and gravel roads.  In fact in the last few years we have probably covered more miles on dirt than on pavement... AND we cover most of them on loaded touring bikes. Certainly, riding a fully loaded touring Read More