Whoa. For some reason I never thought that hemp twine came in other colors. This was submitted by a reader: Just a head’s up. You can get colored hemp twine from dick blick art supplies. I usually just use a…

Laura and I are going for a little bike tour this Labor Day weekend. The itinerary is pretty open-ended. We’ll probably start in Ventura and pass through Santa Paual, Ojai and up the 33 into the Sespe Wilderness or maybe…

Well, from the feedback so far, it seems like there is a big interest in S240s and 2-3 day tours. These are actually my preferred kind of trip, since you can do them more frequently and spontaneously without all the…

You may recognize the voice (and Carradice bag from the boat cleat tip) in these videos. Here are some videos that show some good ways to ride in traffic while on your epicurean cycling adventures to keep you safe. The…

I’m lucky to have met Chris Quint, a League of American Bicyclists instructor and long time tourist a few years ago riding down the street (he just got a Brompton and I had just purchased a Bike Friday and we…

I’m sure many of you are aware of Adventure Cyclist. They come out with a great magazine that is truly inspiring and are the makers of maps that tourists for years have been using. Anyway, I occasionally get a few…

(Another great contribution from our Flickr Pool. You should join, the water’s nice and the first round is free. Thanks to reader shanerh. ) It’s a Spanish Tortilla Here’s my basic/simple recipe: Olive oilDozen eggsTwo lg. potatoesOne lg. yellow onioncouple…

This article comes from reader Mike Henrick (thanks!). Like I mentioned in another post, I can’t write about everything because I don’t have the resources and time to try everything out. But I think collectively between all the readers, we…

The first time I bought cork grips from the LBS they sold them to me for practically nothing. The mechanic handed them over and said something like “good luck….we could never get these to stick.” Rather foreboding, but I was…

Just a quick poll. I’m infinitely fascinated about the diverse background people come from when it comes to touring. Personally, I have noticed a renewed interest in touring with people in my age group (late 20s-early 30s). Not quite the…