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…]

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…]

A Fat City Restoration : Kai's Bicycle

As we prepare for the arrival of Sheila’s new frameset I thought now would be a good opportunity to shed some light on the bicycle I will be using on our trip around the world.

Originally purchased way-back in 1996, my Fat City Cycles “Wicked Lite” frameset was due for an overhaul. In a rather curious coincidence, I initiated this process three [Read More…]

Water Storage & Transport Part 3

Katadyn Pocket Filter

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…]

Short Review I : Gear

This is a short review that covers our initial reactions to the gear we used earlier this week during our overnight trip to Swanton. More detailed reviews, including photos and videos, as well as reasons behind why we purchased our equipment over other brands, will appear in future posts.

 

Staika Hilleberg Tent

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