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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

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

Pearl Izumi Men’s PRO Air Bib Short and Interval Jersey Review

Blue is the new black. Well, at least it is for me during hot summer days in the saddle. I’ve been sporting the Pearl Izumi Men’s PRO Air Bib Short and Interval Jersey (Navy/White Bevel) for the last month and … Read More

Sour Crumble 29er – Absolute Shredder

During lockdown, my friend George has been busy building a new rig that can tackle the single track and work well for  bikepacking trips. I have known him for years and he has a great eye for bikes so knew … Read More

The Journey to The Perfect Road Cycling Shoe

Cycling shoes have to be one of the toughest pieces of gear when it comes to getting the right level of comfort. Ideally I would love to try on a shoe, walk a few feet and feel the comfort right … Read More