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I Got a Bike But I Wore it Out

In the spring of 2012 I finally got a proper touring bike and I would exclaim to anyone who would listen, “I Got A Bike!” It was the seed concept for this website, its name, and our Ohio to Erie … Continue reading

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Vittoria Randonneur Bicycle Tire Review

Vittoria Randonneur 700x 32c Black Steel Bead Folding Road Bike Tire Review Price Paid: $34 each including shipping/Ebay UPC: 641740197300 Art. cod: 111.3R2.25.32.111TG http://www.vittoria.com/product/trekking/ Carolyn’s 2010 Jamis Aurora (actually bought new in 2012) came with Vittoria Randonneur 700x 32c tires … Continue reading

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Getting Started Bicycle Touring: Rain Gear and Ponchos

With a quick search on the internet you will find that you could spend hundreds of dollars on a jacket for bicycling in the rain. They probably work great. You could get Gore-Tex, Supplex or a wide variety of high … Continue reading

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Getting Started Bicycle Touring: How to pack for a bicycle tour, says the girl

Women always ask me how do I get along for weeks on the bicycle with not much room for clothes. This is definitely a case where less is more. I have learned that the less you have, the less you … Continue reading

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How to Proofide Your Leather Brooks Saddle

How I Proofided My Leather Brooks Professional Saddle Saddle Price: $120.oo approx., LBS Proofide, 25 gram (0.9 oz.) Price: $12.6o incld. shipping, Ebay OK, so when I bought my Trek 520 used, I saved enough money to get a few extra … Continue reading

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Planet Bike Superflash Stealth Tail Light Review

Planet Bike Superflash Stealth Tail Light Review MSRP: $28.99 SKU: #3034-1 Link: http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3034_1.html I’ve had a lot of tail lights over the years and they have been more or less effective. Mostly less. What I have found that made them … Continue reading

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Planet Bike Hardcore Fender Review

Planet Bike Hardcore Fender Review SKU 7046 and 7048 Price Paid: $39.99 Link: Planet Bike Fenders Both Carol’s Jamis Aurora and my Trek 520 are sporting Planet Bike Hardcore Fenders. Carol bought the Hardcore Road and I bought the Hardcore … Continue reading

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Topeak Road Morph G Mini Pump with Gauge Review

Topeak Road Morph G Mini Pump with Gauge Link: http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/RoadMorphG
 Price Paid: Don’t remember.
 Currently $29.99 at Nashbar Grade: A
 We’ve had this pump for years, and right off I got to say, it’s been a stout performer. We’ve taken … Continue reading

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For a ride across the state of Ohio, having the right shoe is a good idea. Review of Bontrager Cadence, Bontrager Solstice WSD and Shimanno SH-M038

So its the day before Guy and I leave on our 3-week-long adventure on the Ohio To Erie Trail and I still don’t have the right shoes. I Got A Bike but my old shoes have thousands of miles on … Continue reading

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Hot Day, Hot Water, NOT! Get CamelBak Podium Big Chill Water Bottles

So its a nice warm day. Or its hot, really hot, and humid and windy! But you are tough and riding on, dealing with it. Then you take a break and take a nice big gulp of hot water! Yuk! … Continue reading

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