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Would You Like The Option To Build Your Own Kit?

by Andy Amick

Remember those choose your own adventure books from when you were a kid?  You know, “If you want to chase the robbers into the forest with guns a blazing, turn to page 34.  If you want to wait til dark and raid their camp, turn to page 71″. What if we took this concept to […]

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Simple Lightweight Gear Repair Kit

by Andy Amick

Recently, I updated the items I carry for gear repair on bikepacking trips.  All items are now packed in a single ALOKSAK bag making my gear repair kit more organized and waterproof.  The idea for this came from Stick’s Blog and his post on his updated ditty bag which comes in at a very light […]

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3 Keys To Successful Winter Riding

by Andy Amick

The snow is on the ground here in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the riding season.  It just means it’s time to layer up and have more fun! Here are 3 simple ways to make your own winter riding more enjoyable: 1. Toasty Extremities Nothing ruins a winter ride faster than […]

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3 Ways To Carry Additional Water When Bikepacking

by Andy Amick

Ever need to carry additional water for dry stretches of trail or need a separate water container for treating water without contaminating your hydration pack?  Here are there lightweight and versatile options.  All three of these containers are made with thick plastic and are fee standing when filled. Sure, an extra water bottle or empty […]

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Paracord Meets Bicycle

by Andy Amick

What could be more fun than combining paracord with a bike frame?  If you’re like my wife, you’re thinking I’m a complete nut.  That is probably the most accurate description of me, but I’m still going to keep thinking of ways to integrate paracord with my bike gear.  In an earlier post, 16 feet of […]

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Lance Armstrong And Roger Goodell Are My New Best Friends

by Andy Amick

The NFL is a joke.  Did you see the sham that was the Green Bay vs. Seattle game. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s replacement refs made a horrible call on the last play and let the wrong team win. Pro cycling has been doped to the gills for years.  Lance Armstrong is going to lose all 7 […]

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Happy Friday – Not So Marathon Edition

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Tomorrow I’ll be running in the Rock n Roll Denver half marathon.  It was supposed to be a full marathon for me, but I missed a couple months training so I cut it back to the half.  Initially, it was very frustrating, but by accepting the setback, I was able to do more […]

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Tip – Secure Your Hydration Tube

by Andy Amick

The No Logo frame bag has been on my singlespeed bike for several weeks and it is working great.  But there was the lingering issue of how to route the hydration tube coming out of the frame bag be to make it easier to grab and take a drink.  That problem now has a solution. […]

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Book Review – Born To Run

by Andy Amick

Born To Run by Christopher MacDougall is the story of the Tarahumara Indians that live in the isolated Copper Canyon of Mexico.  The story contains adventure, a secret society, long distance running, Stanford, Nike, more running, Leadville,  and more adventure.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Nike and an isolated tribe are in the same book […]

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Why I Bikepack – A Photo Essay

by Andy Amick

Some people may ask why you would load up your bike with lots of gear and go bikepacking?  Is it about finding the best tricked out bike or finding the coolest gear? Nope.  So what is it all about?  Here is the answer – the trail, the people, and the scenery as told through the […]

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