Bike Tour Stuff

Types of touring, packing list examples, bike rack considerations, and pannier designs.

Bits and pieces of helpful hints gleaned from my own tours and miscellanea collected from the web.

Ever wondered where those mysterious and sometimes questionable temperature ratings on sleeping bags come from? A brief look at the rating system.

Need ideas for tour routes? A short collection of resources for travel options both in the States and abroad.

A few thoughts on bike purchases and where to look for more information.

A look at the pros and cons of two basic designs for Panniers; Pocket Style versus the Big Bag.

In The Grocery Store Packed Pannier, the trials and tribulations of refrigeration are discussed. Recently I tried out a "double bag" method for increasing time outdoors.