How To Travel 100% Money-Free, Indefinitely

A quick search on Google reveals a number of blogs and articles entitled ‘how to travel for free’, ‘how to travel the world for free’, ‘how to travel forever’, and other variations thereof. Reading these pieces, however, usually reveals that they are not really about free travel at all. Instead, they’re…

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Kona Sutra 2015 Touring Bike: A Preview

The Kona Sutra has been my general-purpose tourer of choice for the last few years, ever since I rode a 2012 model of the Kona Sutra down the Pacific Coast of America in 2012. When I reviewed the current (2014) Sutra, it seemed to me that Kona had moved it away from…

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What’s The Best Tent For Cycle Touring?

I recently conducted a survey of several hundred experienced cycle tourers, asking what they’d recommend as the best tent for cycle touring. Before I dig into the results, there’s one important thing to remember: the word ‘best’ has no meaning without context. You may be looking to spend a few hundred…

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Ridgeback Expedition 2014 Touring Bike Review & Detailed Photos

Disclosure: I was eager to test-ride the Ridgeback Expedition 2014, as it looked on paper like a brave and welcome entry at the lower end of the 26-inch wheel expedition bike market in the UK. It was returned to Ridgeback after the testing period was over. Overview New for 2014, the Ridgeback Expedition is a 26-inch wheel equipped touring bike at…

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Crosso Dry, Twist & Expert Pannier Review & Detailed Photos

Disclosure: The Dry and Expert panniers reviewed here were originally supplied by Extrawheel during my testing of their prototype Voyager trailer between 2007 and 2010. I bought a pair of Twists in 2010 on the strength of their performance, and use them to this day. Crosso are a Polish manufacturer of…

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