It Came From the Pacement: Pt 2

October 17, 2014

Welcome to the second installment of 'It Came From the Pacement.' Last month we dug up some great treasures from the depths of the Adventure Cycling Pacement, and today we're going to showcase a few items pulled from random boxes. Here's what we found.

1976 Tire Irons

When more than 4,000 cyclists took to riding across the country in the 1976 Bikecentennial tours, flats were bound to happen. These steel tire irons were ready for the task day in day out.

TransAmerica Trail Map Books

Here's an old book version of our TransAmerica route. It's not as easy to refer to as our current maps, but great for the coffee table. Here's a peek inside the pages:

Leader Notes

One of the many things that makes our guided tours so great is the excellent notes that are taken by our tour leaders. These are valuable resources for not just knowing where the best pie stop is located, but also a great way to learn from our mistakes, ensuring your touring experience with us is well researched, and top-notch.

Little Green Monster in the Vent

No basement is complete without a scary monster. Nobody really knows where he came from, but we do know that he's there to haunt all those who don't believe in the magic of bicycle travel. You've been warned.

Photos by Josh Tack

TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling's memberservices department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh's "Fine Tuned" column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.


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