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Highland Trail Rig

Becoming comfortable on tough terrain has been a major goal of mine over the last few years, and last year put my focus on technical singletrack and …

Bikepacking

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

Build the Perfect Productivity System with Paper Notebooks and Digital Tools

Apps aren't everything. Despite the plethora of to-do apps and note-taking apps available, pen and paper can still be a valuable productivity tool. …

Productivity

Specialized Burra Burra Bikepacking Bags: Tested

Over the weekend, Specialized introduced their full line of Burra Burra Bikepacking Bags. This weather-resistant range includes a frame pack, …

Bikepacking

The 10 Commandments of Training

When you get to the point where you want to take your cycling to the next level—going faster and/or farther—you need to train. As you go forth in your training, remember these rules.<p>1. <b>Have a Plan.</b> Winging it is fine sometimes, but it doesn't quite cut it when you want to achieve something great. …

Muscle

Ditch Your Tent for a Lightweight and Packable Hammock

While most traditionalists will still opt for a tried-and-true tent-camping experience, many light and fast hikers and adventurers go a different …

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack Review: Test & Release (1 of 2)

Today’s big news: Ortlieb has just unveiled their all-new collection of waterproof bikepacking bags. Having had the opportunity to thrash this kit in …

Joey Schusler’s Bikepacking Setup

"Trail to Kazbegi" photographer and videographer discusses his gear<p>Why do I ride my mountain bike? I’ve been trying to nail down the answer to this …

Backpacking

Beginners Guide to Bikepacking Bags - Bikepacker

The idea of strapping bags to a bike is hardly a new invention. However, the technology and innovation behind these bags has been a topic to discuss …

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Workouts

5-minute plank workout! http://t.co/YK3kXcUhAL

Bikepacking: How to pack your bike for a successful trip

It is a macabre cliche, but there <i>are</i> more ways than one to skin a cat. This applies to nearly everything in life, and certainly to bikepacking. In …

Bikepacking

Bikepacking: Selecting the Right Shelter

If you’ve been tuning into the Expedition Portal bikepacking series, you’ll know we’ve covered everything from how to select a bike to which snacks …

Backpacking

Bikepacking Camp Kit Put To Test

A bag, a tent, mosquito netting; NEMO’s dedicated bikepacking kit fits on the bicycle and functionally crosses over into lightweight backpacking.<p><b>You</b> …

Backpacking

Flat Pedals for Bike Touring and Bikepacking

There are plenty of reasons for using platform pedals rather than clipless options when trail riding, bikepacking, and touring. Here’s why – plus 8 …

Bikepacking

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Sports Drink

Got tap water and a bag of sugar? You’re good to go.<p>Pop quiz: You’re kitting up and getting ready to hit the road with your crew for a Saturday morning ride. You open the pantry and crack open the tub of sports drink mix to discover—d'oh!—a mere dusting of mix remains. Do you: A) Get to the shop in …

Diabetes

6 Tips for Crushing Your Longest Rides

Centuries and all-day spins are pure joy when you follow these tips<p>There is nothing else like the long ride. Flying up and down hills, riding solo or sharing the workload into the wind, feeling drained at the end of an all-day ride—no other sport has these things.<p>Of course, to ride long you must …

Tour de France

The Traversée du Massif Vosgien, Alsace, France

A signed and mapped dirt route along the length of the Vosges Mountains of Alsace, France. Visit castles, ride high above vineyards, and spend the …

Bikepacking

Fitness trends: what to expect in 2016

According to Gawker, 2014 was the year of PAIN. It was the year that you were encouraged to walk through the pain of exertion in order to emerge in …

Bikepacking Blog - BIKEPACKING.com

Inspiration & Blog<p>Bikepacking Videos, Culture, & Stories<p>Life on a bike inspiration via videos, rider profiles, news, and stories from around the …

Desk Style: Monochrome Simplicity

Black and white is a perfect pairing. We picture a graphic designer or architect at this desk, someone who appreciates quality, simplicity and calm. …

Ultralight Sleeping Pads for Bikepacking: The Inflatable Shootout

If you’re reading this, you probably appreciate the benefits of a comfy sleeping pad after a long, hard day in the saddle. These days, they can take …

Nomad NomadClip Micro USB Charge Clip Black

More Information About Nomad NomadClip Micro USB Charge Clip - Black<p>External Dimensions 15.2 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm<br>• Weight 0.20 kg<br>• Warranty 2 Year …

Sky Bed Bug Free | Hammock Bliss - Lightweight Hammocks For Camping, Travel or Home

The New & Improved Sky Bed Bug Free takes insect free hammock camping to a whole new level. Hammock Bliss Sky Bed Bug Free is the world's first truly …

Gear Review - Hammock Bliss Sky Bed Bug Free & XL Rainfly

Long-Term Review: Nemo Equipment Sleep System

A good friend once stated that nothing good happens after midnight. While I believe she was referring to spending a wild night on the town, it also …

Bikepacking

EB15: Bikepacking, Mountainbiking, and Touring bag round-up, from AcePac, Apidura, Miss Grape, and more

Bikepacking is certainly growing as a market segment of its own in cycling. And as in the recent past the offerings were slim, this year at Eurobike …

The Bicycle Backpacking Bag

Taking a backpacking trip on a bicycle takes a special set of gear. Over on Pedaling Nowhere, Logan shares his gear list for a five-day trip through …