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Bicycle Touring Pedals & Shoes

Touring Bicycle Pedal

 The pedal is the part of a bicycle that you push with your feet in order to propel your bike forward. The pedal provides the connection with your bike between your foot and shoe, and is therefore one of the most important parts of your bicycle. While there are a number of different pedal […]

South America Bike Tour Packing List

South America bike tour packing list

I recently published the complete packing list for my bike tour in Europe this past summer (2016), but I’m in South America now and I’ve packed a little differently for this particular journey. Much of my gear has stayed the same, but there are some major differences between my Europe bike tour packing list and […]

8 Winter Cycling Shoes For Seriously Cold Weather

best winter cycling shoes

For serious cyclists in seriously cold conditions, there comes a point when it’s well worth the money to keep your feet warm and dry. Winter cycling shoes are designed for exactly that – without the added hassle of those flimsy neoprene covers or ten pairs of socks. Each one of these shoes is engineered with […]

Women’s Triathlon Shoes – A Collection Of The World’s Best Triathlon Shoes For Women

women's triathlon shoes

Women’s triathlon shoes are a unique breed of cycling shoe. They are lightweight, stiff (in order to provide a powerful stroke when you’re riding your bicycle), aerodynamic, breathable (so your feet stay cool and dry), and easy to get on and off – which is important during the fast transitions between triathlon stages. Click here […]

Triathlon Shoes For Men – Cycling Shoes For Your Next Triathlon Or Ironman Event

men's triathlon shoes

Triathlon shoes for the cycling stage of a triathlon event are a unique type of shoe. Similar to road shoes worn by road-racing cyclists (like Lance Armstrong and other famous Tour de France riders), triathlon shoes feature a lightweight, tight, narrow design, with lace straps (to prevent any part of your shoe from flapping in […]

SIDI Mountain Bike Shoes – MTB Shoe Reviews

SIDI mountain bike shoes are some of the best, most popular, mountain bike shoes in the world. They feature a sporty, aerodynamic design – like what you might find on a professional road cycling shoe. But  Sidi mountain bikes shoes, unlike their road shoe counterparts, are designed specifically for off-road riding. The fact that Sidi […]

Bicycle Touring Gear – My 2015 Packing List

It’s 2015… and this is my 15th year in a row of bicycle touring all around the world. Last year I cycled across 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America… and now I’m back in Europe for another epic year of bicycle touring. Because I’m so frequently asked about the gear, clothing, and equipment […]

12 Fashionable SPD Cycling Shoes For Women

Ladies! If you’ve been searching for a stylish an/or functional SPD compatible bicycle shoe that not only works well both on and off the bike, but looks good too, then this is the article for you! Scroll down below to find 12 fashionable pairs of women’s-specific SPD cycling shoes that are perfect for commuting, mountain […]

Cheap Bicycle Touring Gear – How To Gear Up For Less Than $2,000

Gearing up for a self-supported bicycle tour doesn’t have to cost a lot money. If you are like most people, you already own a number of the items you need to conduct a multi-day bicycle tour of almost any type. And those items that you don’t already possess can be purchased inexpensively if you know […]

Packing For A Bicycle Tour: Everything You Need To Know

bicycle panniers on a touring bike

You want to travel the world by bike, but you’re unsure about WHAT to pack… and HOW exactly you should pack it all on your bicycle. In this article I will demonstrate to you how I pack my current touring bicycle (a Co-Motion Pangea), my four Ortlieb panniers and my single Ortlieb handlebar bag. Inside […]

Did I Really Just Purchase A Pair Of Winter Boots?

After suffering from a near case of frostbite on my left foot’s big toe and soon after discovering that the hole in the bottom of my shoe had become ten times bigger, I knew there was no way I could cycle from my current location in Chisinau, Moldova to Ukraine and Poland without first buying […]

What To Pack For A Year-Long Bicycle Tour

I’m traveling for a year. Yes, a year! And I’m doing it on my bicycle. It’s called long-distance bicycle touring… and traveling this way requires that you carry just about everything you need on your bicycle with you: clothes, food, toiletries and more! Your bicycle is essentially your home on the road. Because I’m traveling […]