Always the Wrong Gear

Posts tagged with bike-packing

  1. How to carry a giant water bottle

    01 Jan 2017

    AUSTIN – I wanted to make use of the water bottle (I refuse to use the term “bidon”) mounts under the downtube of the Surly Troll for their intended purpose.  I first had a red plastic Specialized water bottle cage from my ancient Rocky Mountain that I pressed into use to hold…


  2. Riding the rails west, after pedaling south

    09 Oct 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. – What began as an off-pavement bicycle trip along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, became a few days in Portland by way of Greyhound and Amtrak.  I shipped my bike and most of my gear from Missoula and boarded an evening Spokane-bound Greyhound. In Spokane I changed…


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