With lots of time on our hands as we tackle the Turkish mountains and sit under the shade of trees Katie and I have put together a few helpful hints & tips that have worked for us so far that I think you will find invaluable before you meet us in Istanbul in 3 weeks. […]
We’ve been up since 5am tinkering with gear, running to the bike shop and weighing bag after bag, but finally after 17 hours our bags are packed with 20 kgs of gear, 37kgs of bikes and a while lotta carry on. Only one sleep to go
Buying the cheapest ticket or most direct route may end up costing you more in the long run. Take your time, read others experiences and research your options before buying your tickets.
Here are some of the additions I have made to my touring kit since the 2009 tour. Camping Additions 2 Ortlieb 10L Water Bags – From memory water wasn’t really an issue in Turkey, but we also had multiple plastic bottles all over our bikes to carry enough water for camping, so Katie and I […]
Digital Version of Turkey Map This was originally my paper map of Turkey from the 2009 ride. In the 3 weeks it was used on the road, it took quite a beating and there is no way it would have survived this trip, so I cut it up and scanned all the sections. Using Apple […]
I’m extremely soft when it comes to cycling in the winter, mainly because I hate the feeling (or lack thereof) of numb feet and fingers. After a bunch of research I decided to try a European company called GripGrab, specifically the Arctic Shoe Covers (4mm neoprene) and Polaris Gloves. GrabGrab Arctic Shoe Covers Cost: €49.90 […]
These days both Katie and I look like walking advertisements for a little New Zealand company called Ground Effect which provides a unique line of cycling clothing and accessories that in their words and my opinion “works and lasts.” More on the company, how I found it, and why I use their gear in a […]
My few days of summer vacation have finally arrived so I”m taking off on a 4 day solo trip in the Southern mountains and West Coast of South Korea. First things first, gear. What am I taking on this trip? Before I get into an extensive list of what I am taking I”d likely to […]
Immediately after I mentioned this, Katie turned around, looked at us lads and said “I know what 3 things I wished I hadn’t brought.” It’s taken a while to get around to writing this for you Craig, but here you are. Due to our excellent planning skills, these lists are very small. Things I wish […]
It’s been less than a month on the road and stuff is already breaking and . Spose that goes with the territory of over 100km a day through any kind of weather and any kind of road, but as long as the bodies aren’t broken riding must go on so on the road solutions are […]
It’s the end of August and I am lucky enough to have a week off work, so I thought that this would a good time to go on and extended ride around South Korea and test out all the new gear that has been arriving over the past few weeks. This will be my first […]
Our Surly touring bikes haven’t arrived here yet and I’m planning on spending a week cycling around South Korea in a couple of days and wanted to carry the majority of the gear that will be carried on our trip next year as a practice run. However this posed a problem a my current bike […]
Our Ground Effect bike body bags arrived in the mail two days ago.