Empowering The Bicycle Traveler


Back when I used to race (and I use that term loosely) my road bike I made it a rule to never do any maintenance on the bike the day before or the day of the race more involved than putting air in the tires. The reason being I always wanted time to do a Read More

Tour Preparation, Day One

I leave in one week so I am focusing on those items on the critical path. Items without which the tour cannot be accomplished and which have longer lead times. Item number one is a box to ship the bike. Rather than a softsided or other airplane friendly case I ordered a re-usable cardboard box Read More

"...now the sky is gettin' light everything will be alright I think I finally got the knack just floatin' and lazin' on my back I never really liked that town think I'll ride the river down just movin' slow and floatin' free this river swingin' under me wavin' back to folks on shore I should Read More

Bike Touring the Southern Tier

I came across this YouTube channel the other day. Dave is bike touring across the US and documenting it in videos. It's pretty cool, especially if you have been to some of the same places he travels through. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jdQl1XZE_E He's traveling from west to east on Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier route with a Bob trailer Read More