Gear

Tip – Secure Your Hydration Tube

by Andy Amick

The No Logo frame bag has been on my singlespeed bike for several weeks and it is working great.  But there was the lingering issue of how to route the hydration tube coming out of the frame bag be to make it easier to grab and take a drink.  That problem now has a solution. […]

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NoLogo Bikepacking Frame Bag Review

by Andy Amick
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Earlier this year, I decided to upgrade my singlepseed bikepacking setup to use a full frame bag instead of a partial frame bag.  I wanted to carry my hydration bladder in the frame bag to get that weight off of my back – literally.  I had been following the NoLogo Bikepacking Bags blog for a […]

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A Frame Bag For Full Suspension Bikes

by Andy Amick

A few weeks ago, I was preparing for a bikepacking trip with my oldest son.  We were riding on the Colorado Trail and he was riding on the tag-a-long.  The weight of the camping gear, a 7 year old, and the tag-a-long meant that I couldn’t use my singlespeed bike because I needed lower gears […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Applesauce Style

by Andy Amick

If you have young kids, you have probably seen the new trend towards the squeezable packets of applesauce.  They work very well for kids that can’t seem to get the spoon to their mouth without having applesauce end up flying in a 10 foot radius.  Ok, that’s probably almost all kids. My five year old […]

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3 Tips To Help Kids Be Prepared When Outdoors

by Andy Amick

After a long week of work and a plan to go hiking or camping on the weekend, it’s tempting to just to throw together some items and get away to the outdoors as quickly as possible. As much as we want to just get outside and hike or bike with our kids, we also have […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun July 4th.  Colorado cancelled almost all fireworks celebrations due to the dry conditions and many fires which is a fine restriction if it results in fewer fires.  If you are camping anywhere in the western US this year, please obey all fire bans and restrictions because […]

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MYOG – Coroplast Seat Bag

by Andy Amick

This is a follow-up to the Political Sign post to show the detailed steps of how to make a custom bikepacking seat bag from all of those signs that will be taking over yards and roadsides during this election season. Overall cost for the bag is under $15 with most of the cost coming from […]

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Finally, A Good Use For Political Signs

by Andy Amick

It’s election season again and we are beginning to see some yards that resemble this: Or worse: I’m not a political strategist, but I think the second one is a yard full of junk and won’t lead to any votes for any of these candidates.  But all is not wasted if the candidate’s supporters choose […]

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Giveaway – GetOutThere Kit And More

by Andy Amick

It’s time for a giveaway.  What better way to be prepared for your rides than a free GetOutThere kit!  Plus, there are other items included in the giveaway.  The winner will be announced on May 31st.   Thanks to Scott Thigpen at Driven 2 Divide for helping out with the giveaway.  Check out his blog for some […]

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Buy Some Emergency Gear, Help Fight Hunger

by Andy Amick

No, not your hunger.  Let’s do something to help those that are really in need of food both locally and worldwide. The Clearance section of the Pale Spruce store is now open with a handful of one of a kind products.  100% of proceeds from Clearance products benefit NUMB (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride For […]

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