75 mi. / 121 km2 days
Bikepacking Ometepe Island Figure 8, Nicaragua15 Aug 27 Logan Watts Latin AmericaA must-ride ‘extra’ to the typical southward bound pan-american cycling route: a 75 mile figure-eight around the double-volcano island of Ometepe in the southern freshwater sea of Lago de Nicaragua.
473 mi. / 761 km9 days
Western Cape Passes Epic, Bikepacking South Africa23 Aug 26 Logan Watts AfricaA wonderful bikepacking route on mostly gravel and dirt roads weaving in and out of the Swartberg and Cape Fold ranges. This particular route climbs over and through more than 15 named passes and poorts.
141 mi. / 227 km3 days
Cycling Nyika National Park, Malawi13 Aug 26 Logan Watts AfricaAccessed by just a single rough dirt road, Malawi's largest national park is easily the most enchanting place in the country. Towering at over 2500m above sea level, the 3200 sq km park's sublime grassland flashes with zebra, Roan antelope, eland, bush pig, 400 species of bird, and over 200 species of orchid. The perfect place to ride a bike!
185 mi. / 298 km5 days
Nicoya Peninsula Traverse, Costa Rica50 Aug 24 Logan Watts Latin AmericaA 182 mile off-pavement adventure over the challenging and rewarding costal terrain of the Rich Coast…
DIY: How to Make A Simple Frame Bag80 Aug 20 Logan Watts / bikepacking-bags
Fundamentally, the frame bag is the most basic and practical piece of bike luggage. It’s also the easiest to make… and only requires a consumer sewing machine and a little skill. Here’s how to plan, design, and construct a simple frame bag.
[Enduro] Bikepacking Gear List18 Aug 12 Logan Watts / gear
Prepped and ready for the unremitting ascents and knuckle-bleaching descents that make up an epic trail network in the western North Carolina Appalachians…
Post-ride Beer: Wicked Weed Serenity0 Aug 8 Logan Watts / plog
“Hops are a wicked and pernicious weed.”
– King Henry VIII, 1519
Bikepacking Gear: 9 New Toys for The Thick of Pisgah10 Aug 6 Logan Watts / apparel
A preview of a few new items I’ve assembled for an upcoming bikepacking trip through the Appalachians…
29+ Bikepacking Granny Gear: Surly OD Crank vs Wolftooth vs Rohloff47 Jul 31 Logan Watts / gear
The Surly OD Crank is a pretty piece of metal, not to mention one of the only options for setting up a 2x system on a 29+ bike… and one of the few options for yielding a granny gear for bikepacking. Also, a comparison by the numbers…
Post-ride Beer: The Lament7 Jul 24 Logan Watts / plog
This post isn’t really about a beer, it’s about the occasion that called for a very strong beer.
Bike Touring Shoes: 7,500 KM Five Ten Aescent Review & Blackspires22 Jul 15 Logan Watts / apparel
Most gear takes a absolute beating while on a long tour. None more than what’s beneath your feet…
FilmFestFriday: Bikepacking Videos That Bend Time0 Jul 11 Logan Watts / video
FilmFestFriday, back in action… here are 4 videos that all do a nice job of melting time away. A couple of these I have watched on multiple occasions. Enjoy.