Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Sky King

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

Tour De Cure Women’s Bike Series

We received a call the other day from someone about the Tour De Cure Women Series coming up in Santa Barbara on October 27th.  At first, my thought was why are you calling us, we are in Idaho.  Thankfully the light bulb went on quickly and I was flattered that she recognized Bike Touring News Read More

The ever necessary Water Bottle

Living in the High Desert we have come to appreciate the ability to carry enough water when touring.  Look closely at the Bike Hermit's feet and you can see his white water bottle attached underneath his down tube. (click on the photo to see it better)  The challenge is "Chief",  his A Homer Hilsen, only Read More

Millcreek Panniers from Lone Peak

In case you aren't  familiar with Loan Peak Packs - They are a made in the USA, previously based in Salt Lake City but recently relocated to Marysville, Washington.  The craftsmanship has always been top notch and the panniers are well worth the price.  We have stocked the Mount Superior Pannier since we opened.  A Read More

Taking it slow in the Hagerman Valley

As the Bike Hermit is deep into his remodeling project, Sky King jumped at the chance to do some great slow pedaling with the ladies.  This turned out to be a perfect way to enjoy spring weather, work in bird watching and be reminded that life is about the journey, not the destination. Lisa, Julie Read More