Tag: Adventure biking

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 »

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 »
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Anatomy of an Adventure Bike - Key features to look for

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike - Key features to look for
Every ride is an adventure – especially when you’re on an adventure bike. Over the past ten days, I’ve ridden an abandoned railroad bed covered with loose ballast, a few different limestone rail trails that had been battered by flood waters, and the potholed streets of Chicago. I’ve plowed into puddles, maneuvered around garbage heaps,... Read more »

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike
Every ride is an adventure. Each time I throw a leg over my bike, clip into the pedals, and start rolling forward, I never really know what I may encounter. It’s been like this since my early teen years and I rather enjoy the consistency of this inconsistency… In those early riding days, my trusty... Read more »

Spring is here - let the adventures begin!

Spring is here - let the adventures begin!
I think it’s safe to say that spring is finally here. At least the ten-day forecast finally looks promising. With apologies to my friends in Minnesota who have suffered through yet another April snow storm, it’s past time for all of us to stop fretting about unseasonably cold temperatures and start planning our cycling adventures.... Read more »
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