Bikepacking or Dirt-road Touring (part 1 of 2) and The State of 29+12 Sep 15 Logan Watts / gear
Part 1 of 2 of a ramble pondering nomenclature (dirt touring vs bikepacking), the state of the 29+ platform, and the Surly Krampus vs the ECR…
Post-ride Beer: Burial-Pisgah Cemetery Gates4 Sep 12 Logan Watts / plog
Named after a Pantera song, Cemetery Gates was a complex concoction that made a perfect post-ride beer after a rock-strewn widow-maker downhill in Pisgah.
Sidetracked Volume 02 Has Landed!0 Sep 9 Logan Watts / culture
Sidetracked Volume 02 follows on the heels of the critically acclaimed debut issue and continues its quest to inspire readers with an incredible collection of photography and stories of expeditions from all corners of the world.
FilmFestFriday: Distance1 Sep 5 Logan Watts / video
By definition, distance is a numerical description of how far apart things are; but it may also represent a span of time, a departure from normality, or the idea of pushing what is possible…
Vargo Bot Review: Bikepacking Cook kit for the Framebag31 Sep 4 Logan Watts / food
The Vargo BOT is an elegantly designed 1 liter titanium water bottle with a titanium screw lid that triples in versatility as a cooking pot and an excellent storage container.
Introducing… Routes.23 Aug 27 Logan Watts / plog
After a recent stint of too little riding and a lot more programming than I’d care to admit, I am happy to introduce a new section of the site: Routes. When I first learned about bike touring my interest was piqued; but when I read about multi-day bikepacking trips through pristine and remote dirt routes, I was captivated…
DIY: How to Make A Simple Frame Bag81 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.