TagCycle-touring

Say What, I’m (Almost) An Italian Citizen?!
Say What, I’m (Almost) An Italian Citizen?!

Bike touring magic in Northern Italy in 2015.I never met him, but I suspect my great-grandfather Annibale Marchitelli was a wily dude. Thanks to that....

Dealing With Emotional Lightning Strikes
Dealing With Emotional Lightning Strikes

A moody day overlooking the Columbia Gorge. When I get hit in the head, I morph from Calm Dakota into Dak the Destroyer, Wannabe Viking....

Tell Me About Your Bike
Tell Me About Your Bike

Bicycle Touring Pro, Darren Alff, goes on the “Tell Me About Your Bike” podcast to discuss his first experiences with bicycle touring and the 1980’s....

Racing the High Cascades 100, Round Two
Racing the High Cascades 100, Round Two

The ride summary of a fellow racer in the High Cascades 100 mtb race were two sentences not often found together: “Fun day. GI issues....

How To Travel Light & Pack Everything You Own Inside A Single Backpack
How To Travel Light & Pack Everything You Own Inside A Single Backpack

 You own too much stuff! If you want to travel light, fast and easy, the best way to do that is pack everything you....

Creating A Productive and Balanced Life During This F’n Pandemic
Creating A Productive and Balanced Life During This F’n Pandemic

Hello from our Bend Compound! Wherever you’re reading this – an apartment in Spain or NYC, a van in the woods, a house with bored....

<div>What’s The Best Camping Mattress Or Sleeping Pad For Cycle Touring & Bikepacking?</div>
What’s The Best Camping Mattress Or Sleeping Pad For Cycle Touring & Bikepacking?

It’s time to deep-dive into another frequently-asked question about equipment for cycle touring and bikepacking – the thorny topic of how to choose a camping....

<div>27 Incredibly Useful Free Apps For Cycle Touring & Bikepacking</div>
27 Incredibly Useful Free Apps For Cycle Touring & Bikepacking

While I firmly believe that your first bicycle adventure should be free from modern electronic devices, there are plenty of cycle tourists and bikepackers who....

<div>Do I Really Need Ortliebs? A Buyer’s Guide To Panniers For Cycle Tours & Expeditions</div>
Do I Really Need Ortliebs? A Buyer’s Guide To Panniers For Cycle Tours & Expeditions

Last updated in March 2020. One day in 1884, Thomas Stevens left California on a penny farthing and became the first man in recorded history....

Peru III: Arequipa – Puno
Peru III: Arequipa – Puno

Two hours of crazy downhill fun turns into two days of hard work, climbing out of the Arequipa valley back into the high altitude region.....

Let’s Talk About Money: How To Build A Strong Financial Foundation
Let’s Talk About Money: How To Build A Strong Financial Foundation

Me rolling large in Laos in 2005! ($10 = lots of these bills.) Yes, I’m wearing a (free) shirt that says COLLEGE. “What should I....

Camping In My Backyard During The Coronavirus Outbreak
Camping In My Backyard During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Camping in your own backyard is a great way to prepare yourself for a bicycle tour. After all, camping in a tent and sleeping outside....

There Is No Better Time To Be Planning Your Next Dream Cycling Adventure
There Is No Better Time To Be Planning Your Next Dream Cycling Adventure

Now is obviously not the time to be setting off on a globetrotting bike trip. But as we’ve all been discovering over the last few....

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