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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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Have fun but be prepared when you ride

by Andy Amick

Last night’s ride went something like this: A Southerner, Nebraskan, and Canadian head out for a fun easygoing ride after work.  The sun began to set when we were still a ways from the trailhead.  We decided to ride one last section and then ride the road back to the house.   This is where […]

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What is your most important piece of gear?

by Andy Amick

Today’s post is a poll with a simple question on your gear choices. I thought it was an easy question, but trying to decide on my single answer was a little more difficult than I thought it would be. When it comes to preparing for a bikepacking or camping trip, what do you consider to […]

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Less and More – Enjoy your rides again

by Andy Amick

This is the second “Less and More” post.  The idea behind these posts is to boil down a problem or goal into two simple actions – one to do less of and one to do more of. Today’s topic – how to enjoy your bike rides again. Less Gears   More fun, a helluva lot […]

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Introduction to bikepacking – Time for the big adventure

by Andy Amick

This is the final installment of the “Introduction to Bikepacking” series. I initially thought this post would be more of a ride report, but instead I’m going with an informative post.  The post announcing this series has some links to trip reports.  You can also head over to bikepacking.net for more information. So far, the […]

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Less and More – Be a faster cyclist

by Andy Amick

This is the first “Less and More” post.  The idea behind these posts is to boil down a problem or goal into two simple actions – one to do less of and one to do more of.  Most of the posts will be cycling related, but I’ve got some ideas for reducing stress, better quality […]

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Introduction to bikepacking – the first overnight trip

by Andy Amick

It’s time to put the theory into practice and enjoy a night camping under the stars.  For this first overnight trip, you want to keep things close to home to test your setup.  Being 50 or more miles from home when you realize your ideas don’t work as well as you imagined is not a great way […]

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Quick Hits – Weekly links

by Andy Amick

Just wanted to share a few of this week’s posts from blogs that I read.  One is camping/cycling related and the other 2 are not directly camping/cycling related.  However, witness how my biking brain can turn anything into a biking related post. 1. Simple Dollar – Emergencies and Irregular Expenses I started using this technique […]

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Introduction to bikepacking – how to pack your gear on the bike

by Andy Amick

The previous post walked through a first backyard overnight trip to try out bikepacking.  If you are here from that post, I’m assuming you thoroughly enjoyed yourself in the “wild” for the night and want to continue on the bikepacking path. Where does all of the gear go if there are no racks? Based on […]

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