Month: October 2012

French Rhone-Alps region in the background

As I have alluded in several of my previous posts, I had been in preparation for a 9 week trip to Europe earlier this year during August and September. It all started back in 2009 when I first stumbled on …

Beer and baguettes: A wrap up of my trip from Bonn (Germany) to Marseille (France) Read More »

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Shimano MT71 2011 Mountain Trekking Shoe

During my research for a good all-round touring and commuting shoe I was generally thinking of something that had the following features: They look low-key enough to sneak into the pub or wear around town off the bike Had recessed …

Owner review: Shimano MT71 Gore-Tex SPD MTB/Touring cycle shoe Read More »

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Tarptent Scarp 2 - with optional cross poles in Normandy, France

Tarptent is a small American company with some big ideas and a solid reputation for making good value, high quality, ultralight and lightweight tents suitable for a wide range of activities. I spent a few months earlier this year researching …

Owner review: Tarptent ‘Scarp 2’ lightweight all season tent for cycle touring Read More »

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