#freeLEJOG: Your Thoughts Wanted on a Selection of Mildly Interesting Quandaries

The journey I began last week was always going to be an enormously experimental one. One aspect of the experiment that could not change, of course, is that having left my wallet at home I would have no direct access to cash, cards or any other aspect of the monetary system. I’ve been living like…

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#freeLEJOG: Ordinary Person Attempts Extraordinary Thing (Again)

Last year I conducted an experiment to see how cheap I could get a full complement of cycle touring gear together for – bike, camping gear, cooking gear, tools, and all the rest. The result? £25.17. (There’s a full write up here.) Today, Part Two of that experiment begins. Originally…

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Ridgeback Expedition Touring Bike Review & Detailed Photos

Disclosure: I was eager to test-ride the Ridgeback Expedition, 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. I’m not affiliated with Ridgeback in any way. Overview Released in 2014, the Ridgeback Expedition…

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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. I then bought a pair of Twists on the strength of their performance, and use them to this day. Crosso are a Polish manufacturer of waterproof drybags and bicycle…

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Ridgeback Panorama Touring Bike Review & Detailed Photos

This guest review has been written by Tim & Laura Moss, who at the time of writing are cycling to Australia, having departed the UK in the summer of 2013. They’re both riding Ridgeback Panoramas and, after 6,000+ miles, have got to know their bikes rather well. Take it away……

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