A chain with hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Published on February 12th, 2015 | by Pam Emerson

Ah, Valentine’s Day. One of those holidays where you either love it or absolutely hate it. There’s really no in between. We don’t celebrate many holidays, but we usually try to make Valentine’s Day special. We’re ... Read More


Matt's Co-Motion Pangea Rolhoff in Metallic Black.

Co-motion Options

Published on February 5th, 2015 | by Matt Emerson

As big of a fan as I am of the Co-motion bicycle, (see this post, here) the company website could use some refinement. When I started researching my dream touring bike I found that there were ... Read More


a rolled up Schnozzle Bag and a rolled up Synmat UL 7

Exped Synmat UL 7 Review

Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by Pam Emerson

Your sleeping pad can make or break your camping experience. When touring the primary concerns for a sleeping pad are comfort, weight, durability, size, and ease of use. The Exped Synmat UL 7 exceeds expectations in ... Read More


New Zealand Highway 6 after a rainstorm, a tree by the side of the road, clouds in the distance

Pest Control

Published on January 19th, 2015 | by Pam Emerson

There are many things I enjoy about bicycle touring. I love the fresh air, the beautiful scenery, and the grand vistas. There is definitely one thing I DO NOT like: bugs. A perk of living in ... Read More


Lake Tekapo in the distance, two sets of legs and shoes in the foreground

Shoe Fetish

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Pam Emerson

I am not a shoe girl. I don’t like going shoe shopping and I don’t have a closet full of shoes. I’m more into having a few pairs of practical shoes that I wear all the ... Read More


two bicycle tourists and their loaded bicycles next to a fence

We Are A Team

Published on January 5th, 2015 | by Pam Emerson

So, what are you going to do while your husband is on his bike ride? Are you going to drive the car for him and carry his gear? This question was recently asked of me, by ... Read More


size comparison for xped sleeping pad and z pack sleeping bag

ZPacks Sleeping Bag Review

Published on December 29th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

Pam and I love cycle touring, and if you check out our gear list you know that we hate lugging extra weight. Our previous sleeping bags collectively were weighing in at around 4 lbs (1.8kg) each. ... Read More

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