Cycle Touring

What I have learned while cycle touring.

Aller retour (Christchurch – Akaroa)

Bonus days and very hard, hilly roads with views that I lack words to describe and a bit of 'je ne sais quoi' French-style...

Exped DownMat 7Pump DLX: if only the Princess (and the pea)...

Description: (From their site) Exped DownMats: super comfortable, infinitely warmer and more compact than any other comparable mat of similar weight. Since down compresses...

Blog: Queen Charlotte Track and a painful dilemma

Highlights: Ferry, warmshowers, mountain biking the Queen Charlotte Track, bays, stunning views, broken hands.

New rear wheel

Some of you know that I have been pondering what rear back wheel to build for a long time, because my old rear wheel...

Shimano XT HollowTech II bottom bracket

When I was reading up what to get when we were building up our Surly Long Haul Truckers I came across the Hollowtech II's....

Blog: Pacific Coast of California – Part I

Crescent City – San Francisco – 809Km (Total 3835km cycled) Highlights: Redwoods, bbq, sunshine, California Coast, Golden Gate Bridge and friends. Day 155 - June...

Vicycle tour of Denmark Part I

Lurgy, seasickness, the hunt for a hotdog and our first stay "i det fri" in Denmark and our first taste of the wind 25/06/2011: The last...

Blog: Olympic National Park, Seattle and the San Juan islands

Seattle - Aberdeen (via San Juan islands) - 1046Km (Total 5550km cycled) Highlights: Beautiful weather, beautiful views, beautiful orcas and beautiful sunsets. A reminder of...

Blog: “Drop Hide Lose”

We knew that shipping stuff to South America was surrounded by horror stores: parcels lost, returned to sender, and the inevitable long wait. We...

Blog: New Zealand, North Island – Northland

Auckland, Helensville, Dargaville, Whangarei, Russell, Doubtless Bay, Kaitaia - 569km (Total 6119km cycled) Highlights: Back in New Zealand, cycling with friends, Boysenberry ice cream, beautiful...

Sheep on the road

Donkeys

To the beach

Bang on!