Category: Cycle Touring

I know that one of the main things I wanted to know when I was doing research for my tour was what gear people were taking with them and why. So with that said, I present my own packlist with …

Cycle touring pack list for a European summer.. revised with comments! Read More »

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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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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 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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Like it or lump it many people in developed nations now live in a techno-dependant society. For example I own a  Android-powered HTC smartphone which I absolutely love using as it has so many purposes and functions that makes general …

Owner review: Busch & Müller E-WERK – An effective, dynamo-powered solution to keep your electronic devices charged while cycle touring! [Updated: 6 Oct 2012] Read More »

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Granted that it is currently the ‘dry’ season in the northern regions of Australia, for the majority of people living in the southern hemisphere winter is only just getting started despite the winter solstice passing a few days ago. For many people this means …

Cycling in the rain: Advice for winter commuting Read More »

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I recently had a question on my Vivente World Randonneur review by Josh, who asked: I’m interested in how you are planning to get your VWR over to Europe? Are you looking a taking it with you on the plane …

Taking your touring bike overseas: My experience with excess baggage restrictions Read More »

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The Background: (Scroll down to the ‘review’ section below if you aren’t interested in my journey to find the perfect touring and all-season commuting bike) I had been thinking about getting a good quality all-season commuting and long-distance touring bike for …

Owner review: Vivente World Randonneur touring and commuting bicycle (drop bars with STI levers, 2012 version) Read More »

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