The Road

US 101 and CA 1 roadsigns

Choosing a Bicycle Route

Published on May 12th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

Why can it be so difficult to decide where to ride on a tour? We’ve been on two long bicycle tours (and countless small ones) and we are always pleased with the experience. However, in the ... Read More


Lodging

Small burrowing animal with giant teeth poking its head out of the ground.

Don’t feed the wildlife

Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Matt Emerson

Two weeks into our first bicycle tour, we set up our camp the same way we had the previous 13 nights. We put all of our panniers tied together hanging from a tree limb. Moments after ... Read More


Nutrition

Hot cereal and a chocolate bar in a bowl

Breakfast: Starting the day off right

Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

Making good food choices early in the day will help set you up for a successful ride. We often joke when we’re riding about needing not only breakfast, but second-breakfast as well. There’s a reason we ... Read More


Nutrition

A bicyclist holds up a Moon Pie

Snacking on the Go

Published on April 28th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

The only way to maintain energy levels throughout your bike ride is food. While meals are necessary, probably the most important thing you can do is snack, and snack often. Sometimes while I’m touring with my ... Read More


The Road

Two cyclists with a winding road behind them.

High Visibility Clothing: To wear or not to wear?

Published on April 21st, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

High visibility clothing, commonly referred to as “high-vis,” is a matter of contention among bicyclists worldwide. You can be pretty much be assured that every bicyclist has an opinion about whether or not to wear high-vis. ... Read More


Equipment

Two bicyclists and their bicycles and gear overlooking the ocean

How to Dress for a Bicycle Tour

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

What should you wear on your tour? I know that when I started thinking about touring, this was a big concern. I didn’t know how much or what kind of clothing to pack. After experimenting a ... Read More


The Road

A smooth surface on a pond with fall foliage in the background

How to avoid dog bites

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

You’re out there on the bike, enjoying the freedom of the road, when you see it. The movement catches your eye and you hear the growl, or even a bark.  You know it’s coming.  Like a ... Read More


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