I’ve always wanted a mirror for my bike that would allow me to easily see what is approaching from behind while riding my bike without obstructing my handlebars or be difficult to fit/swap sides. After a bit of reading and testing I finally settled

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I know that one of the main things I wanted to know when I was doing research for my tour was what gear people were taking with them and why. So with that said, I present my own packlist with

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As I have alluded in several of my previous posts, I had been in preparation for a 9 week trip to Europe earlier this year during August and September. It all started back in 2009 when I first stumbled on

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During my research for a good all-round touring and commuting shoe I was generally thinking of something that had the following features: They look low-key enough to sneak into the pub or wear around town off the bike Had recessed

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Tarptent is a small American company with some big ideas and a solid reputation for making good value, high quality, ultralight and lightweight tents suitable for a wide range of activities. I spent a few months earlier this year researching

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Well I am a few days late, but for those who haven’t noticed it yet Google have finally released an extra feature on their Google Maps service that caters for cyclists in many Australian towns and cities. It’s still in

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Like it or lump it many people in developed nations now live in a techno-dependant society. For example I own a  Android-powered HTC smartphone which I absolutely love using as it has so many purposes and functions that makes general

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I’ve always disliked the majority of cycle clothing options on the market. Many brands and designs seem to be aimed at pro-racer ‘wannabes’ and not the average person who just wants to cycle in comfort without looking like a moving

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Granted that it is currently the ‘dry’ season in the northern regions of Australia, for the majority of people living in the southern hemisphere winter is only just getting started despite the winter solstice passing a few days ago. For many people this means

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Over the years I have tried a number of chain lubricants, ranging from Teflon infused sprays, to chain wax and the traditional ‘wet’ chain oils/lubes. However I’ve never really been overjoyed by the performance of these products, plus most of them were

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