Cycling

Be a Fred, It’s a Better Way

by Andy Amick

Would someone openly want to be a Fred?  I do and I would be honored to be called a Fred.  You see, there is the widely accepted cycling term of Fred and then there is the real meaning of Fred to me. Accepted definition of a Fred From Wikipedia Fred is a derisive term used by […]

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Quick Hits – Cycling Posts to Get Your Mind Dreaming and Planning

by Andy Amick

There are a lot of cycling stories and articles posted each and every day.  Here are 3 that caught my eye during the month of January.  I’m a little late in posting these, but they are good articles and worth the read.   This year’s bikepacking trip http://bikewritersblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/this-years-bikepacking-trip.html?showComment=1327180120420#c422317589945234387 This is a great idea for getting […]

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Gear Review – County Comm EDC Pocket Knife

by Andy Amick

CountyComm specializes in tactical and EDC (every day carry) gear.  They have many innovative solutions for EDC and lightweight camping.  Browsing their site will get the creative juices flowing and have you thinking of how you can use all of the cool gadgets.   The item reviewed in this post is the EDC Pocket Knife […]

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What’s In Your Pack – Mountain Bike Edition

by Andy Amick

What do you bring along for your mountain bike rides?  There are the basics – spare tube and tools – but what else should you include?   The following video details the contents I bring on my rides.  Think of this as my Every Day Carry (EDC) kit for mountain biking.   We each have […]

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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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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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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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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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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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