Pam speeding around one of the many curves near Big Sur, CA

Tire Size Confusion

Published on July 28th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

So, who out there is confused about tire sizing? Anyone? I know I’m not the only one out there confused by the terminology, sizes, types, etc. Just the other day, my husband and a bike shop owner ... Read More

The Road

Helicopter over Pacific Coast Highway 1 near Lime Kiln, California. Major road construction was in progress and they were lifting workers from the road up the mountain.

ACA Pacific Coast Section 4 Map 48

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

Bicycling down the Pacific coast is one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had so far. Each section of the coastline is unique, with different geologic features. Sometimes the road is a hundred yards above the ... Read More

The Road

Pam very tired on top of one of many hills along the Pacific Coast.

Those Hills Are Intimidating!

Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

On my first ever bicycle tour, we bicycled down the Pacific Coast. We started in northern Washington, near the Canadian border, and made our way south toward Mexico. After the first few days of climbing up ... Read More


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

Deciding on my dream touring bike

Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Matt Emerson

After pinching pennies and saving for years, and setting aside a tax refund I finally had saved enough to order my dream touring bike. You may think this very exciting; however, this meant that I actually ... Read More


AXA Defender RL mounted on Matt's touring bike

First Look: AXA Defender Frame Lock

Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Matt Emerson

If you are unfamiliar with frame locks you can read my previous post. The AXA Defender weighs in at 670 grams and is available in several colors. Before purchasing an AXA Defender frame lock there are ... Read More

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