Gear Shakedown :: Water Storage Choices

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…]

Ups and Downs :: Ragged Point to San Luis Obispo

It was raining when we left Ragged Point but within the hour we were dry and peeling clothing off as it warmed up. The weather remained finicky throughout the day, bursting into occasional spritzing and then just as quickly disappearing.

As we cycled away from the secluded shores of Big Sur toward San Simeon, the road faded into more relaxed, rolling hills.

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Finishing Touches: Kai’s Bicycle

A couple of items I alluded to in my previous post about my Fat City bicycle restoration arrived in the mail today. Naturally, I quickly set to work installing them on my bicycle. “Naturally”, because even though I should have been working to finalize the insulation design on [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…]