ULTRA-Romantic Atlantean Honeymoon Cruz Ship7 Sep 28 Benedict Wheeler / bikes
In this Rider and Rig we bring you an unfiltered quasi-report on the Rivendell Atlantis by Benedict J. Poppi Kuuhl (Ultraromance)… “we like our tubes lugged and our cotton waxed as our bikini lines.” Read on.
‘Steve’, A Surly Troll Touring Setup for Africa… Bikepacking Style.14 Nov 14 Logan Watts / gear
A quick post showing the final Africa setup for ‘Steve’, as Virginia named her blue Troll, which I think she came up with so she could boldly announce, ‘My ass hurts, must’ve been that long ride on Steve.’
From An $80 Junker to a Shiny Vintage Touring Bike51 Oct 14 Logan Watts / gear
I’ve always admired the lust-inducing photos of vintage, quill-driven, lugged randonneuring gems, beautifully documented within the pages of sites such as Lovely Bicycle. So I decided to attempt and give one of these old steeds a shiny second life.
The Surly Troll: Gin’s ‘Steve’7 Oct 3 Logan Watts / bikes
Steve has been a trustworthy and tough steed that has now been on two international tours. He has a few scratches and dings, but still looks sharp.
Renovated Vintage Touring Bike: Panasonic Pro Touring0 Aug 3 Logan Watts / bikes
Here is my grocery getter and around town bike. I built this over the summer from a crusty $50 relic I found on Craigslist.
Surly Cross Check8 May 3 Logan Watts / bikes
Mike has contributed a time or two on the blog and here is the Surly Cross Check he built in the spring of 2013 for a summer road tour across western Europe.
Ixtapan de la Sal to Taxco, etc.1 Dec 24 Logan Watts / plog
This is actually a combination of what would normally be a couple of posts. Mike’s computer bit the dust so he couldn’t get his Ixtapan > Taxco photos up… so here we are a week or so later not having WiFi for a bit…
Surly Troll Touring Bike: The Original4 Dec 3 Logan Watts / bikes
Before we left on our tour through Mexico and Central America, I spent countless hours devising and concocting the perfect bike for on and off-road touring. I wanted a bike that was tank-proof and would withstand the impending Mayan apocalypse, so here is what was born…
Building an apocalypse-proof, off-road touring bike: The Surly Troll26 Oct 18 Logan Watts / gear
It’s been about a year since I started planning a burly bike build for a big trip. After looking at a lot of bikes on various blogs and forums, I found the one that would perfectly suit my style of riding. Enter the Surly Troll, the ideal bike for off-the-beaten-path touring…