Cycling

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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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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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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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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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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