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2014 Safety Kit Updates

by Andy Amick

Usually the blog posts are about bikepacking, views from rides, and gear.  Once or twice a year, I have to mention product changes or additions.  Since it’s officially Spring now with warmer days conducive to more outdoor time, I figured it was a good time to mention a few product updates. Kid’s Safety Lanyard The […]

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Life As Seen From The Saddle

by Andy Amick

A few weeks ago, I posted an Instagram picture with the caption “watching the scenery go by while pedaling a bike is a beautiful thing”.  It is an amazing view to experience the world at 15mph. Each change in incline is felt. A shift in the wind is noticed. A flower on the side of […]

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There Will Always Be More – Find Your Path To Less

by Andy Amick

This month’s Path To Less post is a little different.  Instead of multiple links, this month will expand on an excerpt from a Colin Wright post that talks about finding out “plenty”. As we move from winter to spring, it’s easy for us to get overwhelmed with new commitments and be pulled in too many directions. And […]

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First Impressions – Luxos U Dynamo Light

by Andy Amick

For my Tour Divide setup, I decided to go with a dynamo hub and light system.  This is my first experience with dynamo based lights, but I can say that I’ve been thoroughly impressed.  I pedal and then the light and my GPS turn on.  Magic!  There is no need for batteries. After researching a […]

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Finding A Sleeping Pad For Side Sleepers

by Andy Amick

I’m a side sleeper.  One who prefers to curl my legs way up into an almost fetal position when I’m sleeping. The other night while testing out my Tour Divide sleep setup, I woke up several times with pain in my bottom knee when sleeping on my side.  It occurred when sleeping on either side […]

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My Tour Divide Cockpit Setup

by Andy Amick

As I write this, it’s 99 days to go until the Tour Divide starts.  Holy smokes! It’s time to start dialing the gear and riding a lot more.  June 13th will be here before we know it. Hover over the image above to see details on each component Bikepacking 2700+ miles creates a few challenges […]

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Path To Less – February 2014 Updates

by Andy Amick

Finding ways to live simply so that you can put more time and energy into wherever you find joy in life.  That’s what the monthly “Path To Less” posts are about. Another month of 2014 has flown by.  This month has fewer links.  My only excuse is that I’ve been spending more time on the bike […]

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Stealing My Kids’ Toys For Bikepacking Gear

by Andy Amick

Sometimes the kids and their toys have to make sacrifices, even if they aren’t aware of the sacrifice at the time.  While doing more tinkering with gear and my bikepacking setup, I realized the foam ammo balls my kids shoot at each other would make a great end cap for my tarp pole. The tarp […]

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Homemade Tyvek Wallet – 2 1/2 Years Later

by Andy Amick

When looking for a new wallet, not many people look at an envelope as an option.  Ok, there may only be a handful of us crazy enough to actually think this.  But a single Tyvek envelope can be transformed into an everyday wallet and hold up to daily wear and tear for over two years. […]

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An Engineer Finds Bikepacking

by Andy Amick

It sure seems like I was made for bikepacking.  No, not because of my awesome biking skills and long distance abilities.  For me, bikepacking is wonderful combination that is equal parts cycling, gear, and problem solving.  The cycling is pure fun.  The gear is like the box of tools waiting to be used.  The problem […]

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