We have all been gifted some time to dream sweet adventure dreams and plan for the next big trip, assuming the world doesn’t erupt into a fiery deathcano in the next few weeks, thanks to COVID-19. Here are a few helpful ideas to help you navigate through the Coronapocalypse… Follow all WHO and CDC GuidelinesContinue reading “Dirtbaggers’ Guide To COVID-19(Boredom) Survival”
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Fellow Dirtbaggers, the world is a very weird place right now. You know this, as nobody is exempt from the mounting madness engulfing the planet. For those who have spent years prepping for the worst, we could be closing in on that day when your perceived paranoia reveals itself to be the one true way.Continue reading “Pandemic Revelations”
Total Genius: Stormchaser from Salsa Cycles
Holy shoot! In a (gravel) world gone technology mad and drunk with power(meters), Salsa Cycles makes a curiously courageous move: They have introduced an Aluminum Single Speed Gravel Bike. Already there are some nay-sayers out there who haven’t given this a real think-through. Here we have a single speed bike (no shifty bits to break)Continue reading “Total Genius: Stormchaser from Salsa Cycles”
Lil Bits: REI Junction Water Bottle Cage First Look
Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a new set of water bottle cages for fork mounting on the ole trusty Fargo. A seemingly easy task, you quickly find out how complicated it can be to find a water bottle cage when adding a few more parameters other than “does it hold a water bottle”Continue reading “Lil Bits: REI Junction Water Bottle Cage First Look”
The Color Out Of Place
Have you ever been in the midst of a killer bike build and get stuck on one particular piece of the rolling pie simply because that part doesn’t come in just the right color? It’s a modern day horror story. For instance, maybe the purple anodizing on that cog doesn’t match that sweet purple anoContinue reading “The Color Out Of Place”
Lil Bits: WTB Riddler 45 For Bikepacking?
There are a few individuals out there in the internet land whom claim that the WTB Riddler 700x45c tire is a “bikepacking tire.” Upon reading these reviews/claims, I set forth on my Fargo, rims clad in Riddlers, to find the answer to the question: Is the WTB Riddler 45’s a good bikepacking tire? I’ve spentContinue reading “Lil Bits: WTB Riddler 45 For Bikepacking?”
A Short Message From The Road
Guitar Ted (and Twitter) Grind on Gravel “Terminology”
http://g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/2020/02/gravel-grinder-news-guitar-ted-defines.html A subject I often roll my eyes at while pondering has been properly trolled upon by our good friend Guitar Ted and some of his folks on Twitter. Read the article!
For the Wild: A BikepackingRoots.com forecast for 2020 bikepacking advocacy
This is some good information, thought I’d pass it on to y’all Dirtbaggers out there. From BikepackingRoots.com: We’re a month into the new year. Here at Bikepacking Roots, we have been working to implement organizational growth to fulfill our mission. A cornerstone of that mission is to conserve the public lands and landscapes through whichContinue reading “For the Wild: A BikepackingRoots.com forecast for 2020 bikepacking advocacy”
Dirt Merch Available Now!
Are you a Dirtbagger? If you are, or are aspiring to be, show the world your dirty colors! Our new merch shop is up and running! I know, you’ve all been waiting on the edge of your saddles for this to finally happen. There are a few initial designs and items up for now, withContinue reading “Dirt Merch Available Now!”