Tag Archives: Our gear

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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Winter Riding

Winter is here, and it’s time to… RIDE! I know it seems like things have been slow here lately. The cold temps and lack of sunlight make it difficult to find time to ride, but this year, we have been … 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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DIY Bicycle Rack Pads

Ever put your bike on your bike rack and it got scratched? How about putting two bikes on your rack and trying to keep them secure without rubbing against each other? My solution was to make some custom DIY rack … Continue reading

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My DIY Pickup Truck Bicycle Racks

I’ve yet to find an affordable method that I like for transporting Road Bicycles in the back of a pickup truck. I don’t want to remove the front wheel or permanently attach something to the bed and I certainly don’t … Continue reading

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My Trek 520: From Touring to Commuting

We got our bikes all cleaned up from the tour the other day. Riding the towpath sure is fun, but man, it makes a mess of your bike! Got the drivetrain really clean and lightly lubed. I’m just snapping’ through … Continue reading

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Our Gear

Here, I’m going to try to list the gear we are carrying and using, or not using, for that matter. I’ll start with my gear first. Oh, and here’s a quick bicycle touring and camping gear checklist based on the … Continue reading

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