Great tips for wild camping while cycle touring or back packing!
It can be difficult to justify the costs of keeping a car on the road. The spiralling road taxes, fuel prices, road tolls, extortionate insurance prices, servicing and maintenance charges all add up. The argument for the car is the comfort, speed, convenience and ‘status’… Read More
Tips and Advice for Cycle Touring. Check out my updated page on cycle touring advice. Lots of tips, including… and… Bike stands!
We’ll be traveling through many places where we won’t have access to electricity to charge our various gadgets, as appealing as it is to be off the grid for a while, there are times when listening to your iPod or reading your kindle is welcome.… Read More
Cycling is a fantastic way to meet people and experience different cultures. 99% of the time people are friendly, generous and helpful. Unfortunately, occasions may arise when your security is at risk. It is a good idea to prepare in advance for such an occasion. When… Read More
I’ve been using an MSR Dragonfly everyday for the last couple of months to cook breakfast, dinner and tea! Overall it’s performed ok, but recently it’s been raising my blood pressure to boiling point rather than my pot of pasta! I think it may need… Read More
Definitely the most stressful part of cycle touring for us has been dealing with airlines and preparing the bikes for flights. On two occasions we were stopped at luggage check-in to be told we’re not allowed on the plane with our bikes. We were saved… Read More
Sometimes we just can’t waste water washing cooking utensils. A lot of our cleaning is done by baking soda and a little, flexible rubber spatula. We sprinkle a small amount on our pots and pans and it generally does a great job absorbing food grease… Read More
Apps to help while cycle touring. Links to make life easier if you’re planning a cycle trip in Japan and some cycling related blogs we like to follow. Useful apps while cycle touring Maps me (offline maps) Pocket Earth Warm showers (the couch surfing of cycle… Read More