Category: Adventure Bike

My Silent Summer

It has been a while since I last posted anything – over five months, to be exact. It was early June and the promise of new adventure was in the air. Where would I ride this season? What would I see? What would I experience? The summer was mine! Like most cycling enthusiasts, I had... Read more »

Gravel road touring in South Dakota is a BLAST!

Gravel road touring in South Dakota is a BLAST!
The dusty roads of Siouxland are beckoning me. For the past six years, I’ve joined my friends in South Dakota for a relaxing week of supported bicycle touring. We traversed lightly trafficked roads emanating from Sioux Falls and visited friendly communities in all four directions. Each year’s route varied from the last, offering a different... Read more »

The Katy Trail and the Mighty Missouri River

The Katy Trail and the Mighty Missouri River
We leaned our bikes against the guardrail of the old trestle bridge and set ourselves upon the task of changing yet another flat tire. Neither my riding partner nor I felt threatened as the sky behind us turned an ominous shade of blue. We had fifteen miles to ride and three hours to do it.... Read more »
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Anatomy of an Adventure Bike: it's better with a nice rack

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike: it's better with a nice rack
Life is better when you have a nice rack. People notice you. They can’t help being drawn to you. You pique their curiosity. They begin making assumptions about your proclivity. There is a sense that you are going places. They are compelled to meet you. Before you know it, they are awkwardly chatting you up.... Read more »

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike: Gravel Compatible

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike: Gravel Compatible
Gravel. One word. Six letters. Synonymous with fun. Growing in popularity among cycling adventure seekers. Gravel is more than a surface that adds friction to your ride. It’s a new sensation. Navigating an uneven surface adds another dimension to a routine endeavor. It forces you to pay closer attention to where and how you are... Read more »