Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships

January 16, 2020,   has blogged 3983  posts

Each year, on the windiest day of the year, the Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships take place on the Oosterscheldekering Storm Surge Barrier. Over 200 competitors ride the 8.5 km course against 100+ km/hr winds on upright single-speed, Dutch-style bikes. This championship has become my new goal. Around 200 individuals take part each year setting off at …

Bikepacking the Empty Mountains

November 13, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Words and photos: Tomás Montes There’s a region in north-east Spain they call Serranía Celtibérica, the Celtiberian Range. More commonly known as Spanish Lapland, this region covers 13% of the country’s total landmass, but is home to just 1% of its population. It’s sparsely populated, vast, imposingly mountainous, and undeniably beautiful — perfect terrain for …

1000 Miles to Nome on a Bike

October 1, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

I’m looking for an epic challenge, feeling good on the bike and riding more, but this 1000 Miles to Nome is way above any pay grade. Or endurance level. From the trailer description, 1000 Miles of Nome is Grueling and unforgiving terrain. Wolf and bear tracks reminding you that you are not the king in …

Osprey Mountain Bike Pack Just Got Better

June 12, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Our fav Osprey mountain bike pack, the Raptor (men’s) and Raven (women’s), just got better. The new winged harness wraps the upper shoulders for added stability. Likewise that feature keeps the pack comfortably close to your body. As a result, it works even when the trail turns super techy. Osprey Mountain Bike PackThe AirScape suspension evenly …

‘Bikepacking paradise’: A week of riding in the mountains of Oman

June 6, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Oman might have hosted a professional bike race since 2010 but it’s not a country that’s exactly synonymous with cycling. It’s certainly not seen as a cycling destination; not like France, Italy or Belgium are. But that didn’t stop Jonathan Kambskard-Bennett and his colleague Phillip from jetting off to the Arabian Peninsula recently to explore …

OPEN launches the WI.DE an Ever More Capable Bike

May 30, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

I’m on the road traveling to a media event while OPEN launches the WI.DE, so sharing the PR directly. What you need to know, besides Gerard made another amazing bike, is this one has FENDERS! OPEN launches the WI.DEFinally. We’ll have more analysis and a demo ride soon. As our readers know, we’re big fans of …

Electric Mountain Bike Trips in Sierra Nevada

May 28, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Reading these descriptions about Electric mountain bike trips. I don’t even care what the bike is: motor or not. Just that the tours looks like an incredible experience. Maybe they offer a range of motors, just a bit for fatigue or that your power all day? Regardless, there are currently two e-MTB tours available to North …