Bisbee Bicycle Brothel

Bisbee Bicycle Brothel

I am in Bisbee, AZ right now and have had the great pleasure of meeting Ken Wallace, proprietor of the Bisbee Bike Brothel. Tucked away in the hills of southern Arizona, the Bicycle Brothel is an odd gem in this…

Spotted: The Electric Warrior

Spotted: The Electric Warrior

Posted on my other site, but pertinent here as well since I have reviewed their bags. We interview Martina of Swift Industries, an independent maker of panniers in Seattle. She tells us about the bag making process. She also shares…

Road Review: Panaracer Pasela #Fail

Road Review: Panaracer Pasela #Fail

I wrote a post many moons ago about my 26×1.75 Panaracer Paselas and how much I liked them. They were my adventure tires and I took them on tours through Joshua Tree and the Carrizo Plain. I have to say…

Review: Shave Kit for the Road

Review: Shave Kit for the Road

As our launch date for our Big Trip approaches (less than 8 days!), I’m starting to finalize and pre-pack all my gear. I’ve assembled what I think will the be last iteration of my shaving kit. It consists of a…

Spotted: Touring the Carrizo Plain – The Book!

Spotted: Touring the Carrizo Plain – The Book!

I’m super excited to announce that I put together my first photo book of bike touring images. The images may look familiar to regular readers. All these photos are from our bike tour from Paso Robles to Ventura, CA via…

Review: Swift Industries Mini Short Stack

Review: Swift Industries Mini Short Stack

The Swift Industries Mini Short Stack is the companion bag to their Roll Top Panniers. They’re smaller and meant to be used with front low rider racks. I’ve been testing them with a front Surly Nice Rack and they’re a…

Paella Pan Update and DIY lid

Paella Pan Update and DIY lid

I can guarantee that this is the only bicycle touring website so far that has reviewed a paella pan. I can’t take the credit for the idea though, as I picked up this useful bit of tour-ware from my friend…

Review: GoPro Hero Wide Cam

I’ve had a few weeks with the GoPro Hero Cam and have been able to take it on a few rides to get pretty familiar with it. My interest in the Hero Cam was spurred by my desire to document…

Review: Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

Review: Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

Laura and I went to REI today to pick up a few last minute things for our Big Trip. One thing I had been contemplating was some kind of wash basin to do laundry and dishes in. This of course…