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Kai on the L.A. Metro

Kai on the L.A. Metro

I’ll never forget the first time I slipped on a pair of messenger knickers. It was love at first rotation. I recall thinking, why haven’t I had a pair of these before? Super-comfy – thanks to the lightweight, woven, four-way stretch fabric – I’ve come to realize that messenger knickers are to cycle touring what bridle [Read More…]

Review :: Lab-Gear Merino Biposto Cycling Boxers

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Overall Rating: (5/5) Highly Recommended In my search for the elusive optimum base layer ‘bottom’ to wear whilst cycling around the world, I have to admit I was dumbfounded to discover that a small Australian company had long ago solved the riddle of “To lycra or not to lycra” and in doing so had created the perfect article of clothing for the long distance touring cyclist.

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Merino Next-to-the-Skin for Long-Distance Cycling

Simon Howden

One piece of kit that required my attention in the early planning stages of our trip involved what I might wear in between my bike’s finely-aged leather saddle and my own more finely-aged nether-regions. I’ll post later about what I’ve chosen to wear as an outer layer, so to be clear, this particular discussion is all about next-to-the-skin. In this post, I’ll discuss the [Read More…]

Digital Dandies :: Recent Updates

RecetnPosts

With our rears firmly planted in a hotel room in Lompoc for a couple of weeks, we’ve had lots of time to tackle tasks that aren’t as easy to take care of when cycling and on the road. For one, we’ve been able to do some maintenance work on our website, upgrading WordPress to its most recent version, and filling in our pages with more detailed information about ourselves and [Read More…]

Cycling Rainwear in North America

J&G Cyclegear Rain Jacket

There are several great manufacturers producing high quality, sweatshop-free, cycling rainwear in North America. I’ll review the choices I made for rain gear and what I found while researching options for our upcoming cycling tour in this post.

 

Cutter Cyclical eVent Jacket

For our trip, I ended up choosing a jacket manufactured in Canada from locally produced eVent material and sold under [Read More…]

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