Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Sky King

As the Bike Hermit makes his way back to the bike cave from Portland on Chief,  Sky King thought it would be a good idea to provide a link to the updates on the Oregon Manifest Website.  Some high quality photos and interviews with the builders and the judges Read More

Oregon Manifest – The Route

The Bike Hermit joins the group today as the Oregon Manifest Field Trials get underway.  The entrants are only allowed to take a tube and tire levers as the ride is the true test of the bikes integrity.  We hear that surprises are in store along the way.  Am counting on the Bike Hermit to Read More

Saddle Comfort and Bike Touring

Just what is the best saddle for touring???  Drum Roll, please.  The best saddle for touring is the saddle that fits your behind and allows you to ride in comfort!! Okay maybe that wasn’t the answer you were looking for, but it is the best we have to offer.  No two people are shaped the Read More

This is your brain…

We do our best to be educational and to not rant about bike issues.  We wear helmets, always.  When our kids lived at home not wearing a helmet was a capital offense that resulted in loss of bike privileges and being grounded.  I still tell them "I already did diaper duty with you and don't Read More