Posts tagged Biking
How to Charge Your Devices While Bike Touring

There are a lot of creative ways that bicycle travelers have devised for keeping their devices charged while touring. This summer when we biked around Lake Superior, we opted for a dynamo hub to generate power while we were riding. From the dynamo hub, we charged portable power banks from Outdoor Tech so that we could charge our phones, camera, or Garmin watches at night when we weren’t riding.

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Day 1- Lake Superior Bike Tour: Ashland to Brule River

Day 1 of our Lake Superior Bike Tour took us from Ashland, Wisconsin to the banks of the Brule River. We battled deer flies and heat as we cycled across the Bayfield Peninsula. We swam at Corny Beach, painted in Port Wing, and drank ice cold water from free-flowing artesian wells. Read all the details about our Chequamegon Bay bike route right here.

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5 Reasons Why Biltong is a Great Food for Bike Touring

When planning for our 1,200-mile bike tour around Lake Superior, we had to pack food that would fuel us for long days in saddle and rebuild our muscles after hard rides. We brought some Kalahari Biltong with us, and found out that it was the perfect, pannier-ready snack. These are 5 reasons we fuel our bodies with biltong while bike touring!

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How to Sew a Custom Frame Pack for Bikepacking and Bike Touring

For our Lake Superior Circle Tour, Ian designed and sewed his own bike frame pack for bike touring. It’s the perfect way to carry gear if you aren’t able to attach a frame to your bike. Here’s a guide to making your own DIY frame back for bike packing, bike touring, or even commuting.

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Our Favorite Places in North Carolina

North Carolina is a state of great contrasts. In the west, there are smoky blue mountains and twisting mountain roads. In the central part of the state, you’ll find financial centers and the “Research Triangle.” Along the coast, are white sandy beaches and colorful condos on stilts. There’s a lot to be discovered in this diverse state. Ian and I spent a couple of weeks traveling through North Carolina in February. Here are our favorite spots!

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How to Repair Your Camper Van or RV While Traveling

Repairing your van or RV yourself can save you a lot of money while traveling. Here is a list of the steps we took when we undertook the major repair of replacing our timing chain on our Sprinter. Following these steps can make any on-the-road DIY camper van or RV maintenance a little easier and more comfortable.

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4 Destinations We Love in Western Oregon

We love western Oregon. Heceta Head Lighthouse and the Siltcoos Lake Trail in the Siuslaw National Forest are great destinations on the coast. There’s a lot to love inland too! Take the Umpqua River Highway inland to spot some elk in the Dean Creek Elk Viewing area. Then get your bike out for a ride on the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway.

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17 Great Gift Ideas for Vanlifers and Travelers

With the holidays coming up and with more and more people joining the vanlife movement or just choosing to live a more minimalist lifestyle, many people are wondering what to get their nomadic loved ones. When you live in a van, bus, RV, or tiny home, you can’t have a lot of stuff. Here are some ideas that would make great gifts for van dwellers or any traveler on your list.  

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What to Do When Your Van Gets the Black Death on Day 4…

Only day 4 of living in our van, Ian determined that we were having a very common engine issue in older Sprinters. It could be serious. So common and serious that Sprinter mechanics literally call it the “Black Death.” The dreaded Sprinter injector leak…

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