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Amsterdam City Touring

City Cycling Journal The euro horns of the police cars sounding off were the first thing I heard when stepping on the cobbled streets of Amsterdam. It was perfect, and it reminded me of an old daydream I had long … Read More

Believing Is Everything

Words unveiled from U.S. Tour We were on U.S.route 50 in the middle of the scorching hot Nevada desert. It must have been 90degrees plus in late July that day. The sun was basically melting our skin as we lugged … Read More

Paradise In Banff

Cycling & Photo Album The dramatic mountains here in Banff dominate the sky. The turquoise colored lakes surrounds the mountains floor, and snow that coat the summits. Plans for seeing the northern lights fell through as we entered shoulder season … Read More

Mastering The Lens: Bikepacking Photography

Bikepacking became influential to my photography. It constantly pushes me to rethink my craft. … Read More

Bikepacking 2 Day Gravel Bike Gear

Slowly ticking all the boxes leading into a 2-night bike trip. Planning in advance is the fun part. I typically start with compartmentalizing my list directly from my iPhone. I used to write it down in my journal but it’s … Read More

Dream a Little and go – Introduction to a Weekend Bike Journey

Planning a bicycle touring trip is kind of like a dream. It’s one of those dreams that you can make a reality if you put your mind to it. If it’s something exciting you dreamt about after waking up out … Read More

Hidden Gem of NYC – Hudson Gravel Ride

Photos by Joe Cruz … Read More

Top 10 Bikepacking Foods To Pack For Your Next Adventure

We’ve all been there. We’ve got our gear packed for our next bike adventure, blow-up pillow, the latest front, and rear lighting, fresh chain, water bottles, and reservoir ready to go. But then you begin to wonder what you need … Read More

My Bikepacking Love Affair & Why You Should Consider It

Growing up as a city kid I was always curious about the outdoors. My love for bikes started from a very early age, but I didn’t have much (any) exposure to camping or being too far away from a subway … Read More

Sea to Summit Dry Bag Review

The Sea to Summit dry bag is a staple in my outdoor gear arsenal. They are versatile bags that can be used for storing clothing, electronics, food, and all other valuables that need protection from bad weather. The two that … Read More

Rim Brakes Are Not Dead: Maurice’s Custom Tarmac

Maurice is a Connecticut cyclist I met during a Manual Pedal Saturday Troop Ride I lead out biweekly. I was glad for him to not only come shred on the Troop Ride, but he brought his whole posse of cyclists … Read More

WTB Byway SG2 Tire: 500 Mile Review

WTB just released its new line of SG2 puncture protection tires on all their models that I had to check out on my new gravel bike. WTB Byway SG2 Tubeless 700x40c tires feature bead to bead protection and 120tpi thread, … Read More

Dee’s Specialized Diverge Gravel & Road Grinder

Gravel bikes have always been around but more recently on the rise by popular demand, and for good reason. It makes a lot of sense to me to have a bike with options that is capable of mounting up a … Read More

Gravel Bike Dream Build – Ibis Hakka MX

I’ve been wanting to build a gravel bike for a long time. After completing bike tours on my Surly Ogre Plus bike and older Long Haul Trucker, it was time to build a tool that would give me the versatility … Read More