Author: André

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How to Use Your Garmin eTrex GPS for Bikepacking

Learn how to plan a bikepacking route using free maps and free apps. While there are many cycling-specific GPS units in the market, one non-cycling specific unit is the golden standard in bikepacking navigation. The Garmin eTrex series GPS units check all the boxes when it comes to usability and reliability.

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Revelate Terrapin V2 Review: The Convenient Seat Bag

The Revelate Terrapin V2 is the newest iteration of the popular Terrapin seat bag. I put this bag through the wringer on a bikepacking trip across the Scottish Highlands and commuting to work. Here’s my opinion on this waterproof bag… Not all Seat Bags are Made Equal When the first bikepacking seat bags started to come out, they were designed so that the whole bag...

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Building a Surly Ogre: Back to Basics

Here I am building another bike. I had way too much fun building the Salsa Fargo this past spring and I couldn’t wait to get started building another bike. It just so happened that Mrs. Trouble was looking for something a little different than her Trek hybrid. Mrs. Trouble wanted something utilitarian, a bike that she could run errands with, come...

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Building a Salsa Fargo: Starting from Scratch

Right after I came back from a biking trip across Spain, I started to dream about other biking adventures. Soon, I found myself building a Salsa Fargo. How did I land on this frame choice? Read on! A lot of the research I did about bike touring led me to information on a “new” breed of bikes. These bikes are...

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How to Bike the Camino de Santiago (French Way)

Camino de Santiago, also referred to in English as St. James Way, is the denomination given to any pilgrimage route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. One of the most traveled Camino routes is the French Way (Camino Francés in Spanish), this route traditionally starts in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France. The Camino started as a religious enterprise centuries ago...

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Weekend Ride to Mt Horeb

Before I could go on my bike ride, I needed to get a new lock. I lost my old lock more than a month ago and I never bothered to buy a new one till today. I don’t usually park my road bike places that warrant the use of a lock. Keep in mind that I live in a pretty...