Don’t Be Left Out.
Last weekend we offered free shipping on all orders placed in the Bike Touring News Store. We also sent out an email blast to local customers about “Fatbike Sunday”. While we sold no fatbikes we did have a pretty good response and some people who were paying attention and came into the store got some […]
Surly Pugsley and Moonlander
In a previous post I compared and contrasted the Surly Pugsley and the Pug Ops. The Moonlander is Surly’s fattest fatbike with mammoth 4.8″ Surly Lou and Bud tires with 120t.p.i. (25% bigger than the Pugsley tires) on 100mm “Clown Shoe” rims. In order to make room for the fatter tires the Moonlander’s rear triangle […]
This guy, Pat O’Bryan, has a complete understanding of the blues. This is in Terlingua, TX. outside of Big Bend National Park….outstanding music is only one of the reasons Texas is a great place to tour!
Surly Disc Trucker -Redux
In an earlier post I talked about cable actuated disc brakes on the Long Haul Trucker. Surly rolls out bikes in new colors each year (or so). They continue to sell bikes in the previous year’s colors until they are gone. For 2014 the new Disc Trucker color is burgundy. We just finished this bike […]
Ultralight Bike Mirror
The Ultralight Bike Mirror is made in Germany by D+D Oberlauda and is a consistent best seller in the Bike Touring News store… for good reason; not only is it lightweight (about 2 oz./57 grams) but it will attach to virtually any handlebar. Instead of being inserted in the end of the bar it attaches […]
Brave Men Tour
Our ride across Nevada is nothing but photos and memories. Even now the memories are slowly eroding with time. That province of my mental landscape is stretching, shifting, wearing down, becoming more permanent and static. There are high and low points with the strongest memories standing out like ranges in the landscape. The basins are […]
Basin and Range
The Adventure Cycling Association has mapped a route called the Western Express between Pueblo, Co and San Francisco, CA. the second section of which crosses Nevada and neatly bisects the Basin and Range province. Obviously, I need to ride my bike across Nevada on highway 50, a.k.a. The Loneliest Highway in America. We started from […]
Tour De Cure Women’s Bike Series
We received a call the other day from someone about the Tour De Cure Women Series coming up in Santa Barbara on October 27th. At first, my thought was why are you calling us, we are in Idaho. Thankfully the light bulb went on quickly and I was flattered that she recognized Bike Touring News […]
Simple Bike Maintenance Tips
Some Ideas To Make Your Life Easier Coat Your Inner Tubes With Talc Ever had to peel an inner tube out of your tire when changing a flat? Sometimes when a tube has been in a tire for a long time the two almost seem to be welded together. Put your spare tubes in a […]
Velo Orange Camargue at Interbike 2013
The new VO frame, the Camargue fresh off the boat for Interbike 2013. I’m afraid this bike might be pretty dang close. Made at the same factory as Surly and Rivendell.