Category Archives: Touring

“Ultralight” Setup

I’ve never completely signed up to the ultralight camping manifesto that requires the adherent to remove all the labels from clothes and sleep on bubble wrap, but I do like to save weight by using light weight gear and packing … Continue reading

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The seed of a tour grows best in mid-winter

Boston has been covered in snow and the temperatures have been below zero for a couple of weeks now so my cycling has been limited to a couple of short trips to the supermarket. So what’s a bicycle tourist to … Continue reading

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Instant Pillow

After a long day’s ride I just want to rest my head and get some sleep. However, getting comfortable on a sleeping pad can be difficult, especially when it comes to pillows. Many people carry a blow up or compressible … Continue reading

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New loaded touring setup

I’m always thinking of ways to improve my loaded touring setup and I recently bought a new front bag from Rivendell to give me a little more space for snacks. I’ve been using the Acorn handlebar bag for a while, … Continue reading

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Touring Taxonomy

There have been a few discussions on various cycling forums, of late, about how much gear to carry on tour. So I thought I’d take a leaf from E.O. Wilson’s book and do a bit of touring style taxonomy. So … Continue reading

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My “Loaded” Touring Gear

After getting lots of questions about my touring set up I decided to do a short video to show what I take with me on tour. This is everything I take apart from the clothes that I wear on the … Continue reading

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