Palapas & Hot Springs :: San Felipe to Puertecitos

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Looking Back at San Felipe

Although we love the privacy that a hotel room offers us we left San Felipe with anticipation rising. Adventure lay before us. Over the next week we would be riding through some of the most remote and least traveled areas of Baja California, on some of the roughest roads. Besides travelling through a couple of small fishing villages that had little in way of [Read More…]

Gear Shakedown :: Water Storage Choices

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At six months in to cycle touring we’ve had some experience using our equipment. Months ago we posted a three part series on how we were going to handle water storage and transportation while travelling. Here’s a quick shakedown on how our choices have fared so far:

 

Klean Kanteen Bottles

After 4 months of continuous use the “patent pending” screw top on one [Read More…]

Week 1 On the Road :: Searching for our Natural Rhythm

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“The physical lifestyle is rewarding. You feel like you’ve accomplished something at the end of the day.” ~Laura Burch, of Burch Family Farm & Restaurant in Fort Ann, NY

WOW. We’ve been on the road for over two weeks now and the time flies by! We’re staying with some friends in Chicago at the moment and finally found a moment to [Read More…]

Review : The BikeBuddy

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Overall Rating: (5/5) Highly Recommended

We are very excited to use our BikeBuddy’s to securely mount ½ gallon bottles on our frames and also to carry up to 1.0 liter (33oz) fuel bottles underneath the down tubes on our bikes without any fear of vibrations and road shock dislodging any of them.

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Water Storage & Transport Part 3

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In this series of posts we’ll examine different ways of transporting water on a bicycle and focus on the solutions we plan to implement during our global cycling expedition. This is the 3rd of 3 posts.

In this post we’ll talk about:

LARGE CAPACITY STORAGE CONTAINERS AND FILTRATION

Ortlieb Water Bags

Beyond having water readily available and [Read More…]

Water Storage & Transport Part 2

BikeBuddy on frame

 

In this series of posts we’ll examine different ways of transporting water on a bicycle and focus on the solutions we plan to implement during our global cycling expedition. This is the 2nd of 3 posts.

 

In this post we’ll talk about:

MOUNTING CONTAINERS

 

“Traditional” water bottle cages

Constructed of nylon, plastic, aluminium, stainless steel and, most recently, carbon [Read More…]

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