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Less and More – Become a running cyclist

by Andy Amick

The “Less and More” posts break down a problem or goal into two simple actions – one to do less of and one to do more of.  Today’s topic – Staying in shape when you don’t have much time. Less Cycling   More Running   Coming from a cyclist, this could be considered sacrilege.  Hang […]

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Results from the “What is your most important piece of gear” poll

by Andy Amick

The results from the poll question several weeks ago about the most important piece of gear are in.  Ok, it was more like 10 weeks ago, but who’s counting. Does anyone else think the pie chart looks like an aero wheel design from the mid 90s?  Remember those anodized purple, green, and gold parts?   Result […]

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Paracord bar wrap

by Andy Amick

This was a quick project to get 10-20 feet of paracord onto the bike for bikepacking while also providing a better grip surface for the extensions on the handlebar.   The idea for the bar wrap came from looking at several videos of other people wrapping knife handles, flashlights, or other objects.   Maybe it’s due […]

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Why you will never see me at Wal-Mart

by Andy Amick

That’s right.  You will never find me inside a Wal-Mart or remotely close to the front doors. Why such a distaste you may ask?  It can all be summed up with a borrowed and slightly changed line from John Mellencamp – “I was born into a small company.  I grew up in a small company.  I’ll die in […]

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Protect your goods – Chamois Butt’r vs. Friction Freedom

by Andy Amick

When designing and getting the items for the StayOutThere Kit, I had to find a chamois cream that came in a single use packet small enough to fit in the 6″x9″ ALOKSAK bag.  At first, Chamois Butt’r was the only product I could find, but after continued internet research I found Friction Freedom.  I also discovered […]

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Less and More – Letting your kids be kids

by Andy Amick

The Less and More posts break down a problem or goal into two simple actions – one to do less of and one to do more of.  So far the posts have been centered on cycling, but this one is about kids and family.   On to today’s topic – Letting your kids be kids […]

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5 Camping Lessons I Learned By Visiting Disney World

by Andy Amick

My family and I just got back from our first trip to Disney World.  There is not anything that is simple, practical, biking, or camping related about the trip, but somehow they convinced me to spend 6 days in the “happiest” place on Earth.  We did have fun, and as usual, I still managed to […]

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Less and More – Faster singlespeed riding

by Andy Amick

The Less and More posts break down a problem or goal into two simple actions – one to do less of and one to do more of. Today’s topic – Riding your singlespeed faster Less Whining   More RPMs Is that not what you were expecting?  Did you want some earth shattering insight from me?  […]

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Happy Birthday Mom!

by Andy Amick

Today’s post is a partial timeout from cycling content so I can tell my mom how great she is on her birthday!!  She’s turning ___ this year.  I’m not posting the real age because it probably wouldn’t fit on the screen.  Plus, I still want to get my chicken and dumplings when I go visit […]

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Less and More – Winter riding

by Andy Amick

The Less and More posts break down a problem or goal into two simple actions – one to do less of and one to do more of. Today’s topic – Riding during winter Less Excuses   More toasty gear That’s right boys and girls, quit making excuses for why you can’t ride your bike all […]

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