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Touring Gear & Tips now appears once a month, and in my final post of 2016, I thought I’d bring you a few of my favorite products from the past year.
The night is a dark time for cyclists. With daylight savings time ending this weekend, if you're not ready to hang up your wheels quite yet, read on for gear to help you conquer darkness.
Wrenching on your bike at home? You should! There's no better way to learn how your rig works and that knowledge might come in handy out on the road. Luckily, Josh Tack has a great list of items you’ll want to add to your toolbox.
Sure there’s these cool energy foods from Clif Bar, but there’s also pickle juice. Serious. Try a 55-gallon drum of the stuff.
If Kurt “Tarzan” Searvogel can ride 76,076 miles in a year, then you’d think riding at least once each week could be an attainable goal. Josh does this with help from his “seasonal template.” Let him explain.
Josh Tack tells us about this small, simple camera from Drift Innovation.
If you’re visiting the Adventure Cycling office during our 40th Anniversary celebration this weekend, I hope you’re planning on taking a tour of our office. Our office walls are packed with bicycles dating back to the turn of the century, as well as photos and stories of traveling cyclists. However, beneath the confines of our inviting office lies a deep dark catacomb of bicycle touring relics. This is the Pacement. Join me now, as we uncover some of its musty treasures.
Anymore, selling off your old cycling gear is easy.
I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few GPS bike computers and watches over the years, and lately I’ve been really excited about the this one ...
At Adventure Cycling, we’re fiercely competitive when it comes to any sort of bicycle commuter challenge and during National Bike Month, we’re all bringing our bike commuter A-game.
When riding, we like to be seen ... and heard. Bells and shouts are great, but nothing can compare to the awesome power of the Delta Airzound horn.
Anytime you head out for a ride, you likely take along a small assortment of compact tools that can get you out of just about any mechanical jam. But back at home, I’m a big proponent of having a more robust set of tools for keeping your bike in tip-top condition.
Maintaining a clean bike is important for plenty of reasons, but with wet spring roads, a full cleanse doesn’t always make sense. Here’s what to do ...
Winter is on the way out, but I’ve got one last piece of cold weather riding gear to check out before it’s officially gone, the Bar Mitts Winter Bot.
The Montana Bicycle Celebration in Missoula this summer will host Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox. They are one of the most interesting duos in bicycle travel. They live it, love it, and right now, they are building something really exciting.
When it comes to the pump in your flat tire kit, there's a huge difference between a quality pump, and a cheap pump.
Merry Christmas! The holidays are for family, food, and friends. If this also leads to time in the saddle for you, then count yourself among the lucky ones. For many others, this is a time where you really need to let go of your riding aspirations temporarily, and give into the season. If your bike is relegated to the garage this week, here are some ways you can cope:
College football bowl matchups? This year I'm picking winners based on how many Adventure Cycling members each team has within a 50-mile radius of their home stadium. Here's a look at how that all pans out:
Black Friday is upon us, and you're either spending your week sketching out your plan of attack for super savings, or spending your week telling everybody how you'll be avoiding the sale. No matter which camp you're posted up in, Adventure Cycling has a deal for you.
Bad luck lurks on Friday the 13th and with hours of darkness now outnumbering hours of daylight, you'll want to exercise caution when you're on the bike. Here's some gear that will help.
To cope with the first week of daylight saving time, Josh has been fixing up bikes, digging winter clothes and lights out of bins in his basement — and pondering his next bike acquisition ...
Josh Tack's Touring Gear and Tips features a new unit from Polar that integrates GPS, a cadence sensor, and heart rate.
Available for pre-order and shipping out this month, BikeTag takes ride tracking to the next level by adding a crash detection feature to the duty of saving your phone's batteries. Josh writes all about it...
August is shaping up to be a great month for cycling films on Netflix. Here are ten movies in no particular order that are worth adding to your queue. Pop some popcorn...
It's been two months since I've reviewed the Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 bike bag, and it remains my favorite system for packing a bike for airline travel. It's designed to provide a high level of protection, all while taking under fifteen minutes to pack a bike. Maybe the best feature of this bag is that it could be yours!!! Read more...