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Designing The Ultimate Touring & Bikepacking Handlebars, the KOGA Denham Bars! It was late-2017 and I was in the final stages of planning my 3-year bike adventure from Argentina to Alaska. I was chatting to Aloys from KOGA who was interested in what the ultimate touring handlebar would look like to me.

More Bikes From the 2019 Sea Otter Classic Here are seven more intriguing bikes we found at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic, including a Rock Lobster tandem, three Spedvagens, and more…

20 wellness weekends that put health before hedonism, from fitness festivals to healing fields Is it possible to transform your health and happiness in a weekend?

Pinarello Grevil gravel bike It could so easily have rested on the not-inconsiderable laurels of the Dogma F10, increased its clearance a bit and sold a shedload of "gravel lite" bikes. It's not done that. Instead, with the Grevil and its pumped-up sibling the Grevil+, it's fully embraced gravel riding with a highly capable off road drop bar machine.

Cycling Southern Spain & Balearic Islands 16 March 2019 to 5 April 2019. Cumulative km count: 15760.12km: Catching the ferry into Spain made for a huge contrast compared to Morocco. I guess the the thing we noticed most was not the scantily clad beachgoers but rather the comparatively gargantuan investment in public grounds and infrastructure.

NICA seeks new leader to grow participation beyond racing NICA expects to hire new president in the next few weeks, someone its leaders hope will broaden the appeal of high-school cycling in a variety of ways.

Ride Report; Washoe County Road 34, Leadville Rd There are hundreds of miles of gravel roads and jeep trails around and through the Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. A bikepacker's paradise. Gerlach is the pedestal for these adventures and at only 100 easy-driving-miles from Reno is very accessible for a long day trip or weekend get-away.

The Coolest Cycling Gear from Sea Otter 2019 There's still the competition, of course, but now every April as professional and amateur racers jockey for position on the hills overlooking California's Laguna Seca Raceway, cycling brands are also showcasing their latest bikes, components, and accessories.

Reader's Rig: Slim Wonder's Retrotec This week on Reader's Rig, we scope out Slim Wonder's Retrotec 29er, custom built in California by Curtis Inglis. Find more photos and build details here…

Gear Prudence: How Do I Make My Inaugural Bikepacking Trip a Success? But the lure of nature is strong and I love biking, so how do you suggest I make this inaugural trip a success? - Cycling Amid Mighty Pines Enraptures Rider. Dear CAMPER: By lowering your expectations! GP's philosophy on all things bike is that you shouldn't expect things to be anywhere close to ideal when you try something new.

Torgon In two weeks Torgon will feature as a mountain-top finish in the Queen Stage of the 2019 Tour de Romandie. High above Aigle, I counted 25 hairpins on this 12.5 kilometre climb. Fun! A 3D video of the route:. It's not the steepest climb, a very steady 7% or so for most of the way.

Cycling Bristol: Riding through One of the UK's Greenest Cities The city of Bristol in South West England, which made it into our '10 of the Greenest Cities in the World' list in 2016, is fast becoming one of the friendliest bike cities in the UK. A year prior, it was given the distinction as the greenest city in the United Kingdom.

Is There Life After Running? I do not know if the Ironman competition has settled the argument of who are the best athletes but I do know that although I gave up running in my late thirties, I am now, at the age of 67, happily cycling centuries - when the tour schedule requires it!

2019 Sea Otter Finds After four days of roaming the seemingly infinite booths and displays at the 2019 sea Otter Classic, we found a few worthwhile products to share. Here's part one, featuring a dozen new and interesting things from OneUp, Revelate, and many more…

Millennial Builds £1 Million Bike Luggage Maker By Watching How To Do It On YouTube Nathan Hughes watched YouTube to learn how to fabricate – his Yorkshire business is now selling £1-million-worth of bicycle luggage a year.

Newsdesk 8: Sea Otter 2019, Myriam Nicole, Hannah's Hacks and more In this week's Singletrack Newsdesk we talk Sea Otter 2019, steel e-Bikes, Myriam Nicole, Josh Brycelands prototype Cannondale downhill bike and more. As usual, we have a video below, but if you prefer to read your news keep scrolling for a written version of Singletrack Newsdesk 8.

Porcelain Rocket's Nigel Handlebar Bag Returns Today, Porcelain Rocket announced a complete redesign of their handlebar bag, offering the same great features of the original Nigel but in a sleeker and simpler package. If you're in the market for some extra storage for long gravel rides or lightweight overnighters, the new Nigel may just be for you.

Bikepacking preparation A couple of weeks back the trip finally became an iron clad plan. Flights were booked, leave without pay was approved and training programs were put on hold. Fabric was ordered to sew bike bags and careful budgeting began.

What Kind of Maniac Would Do This?’: Cord Strung Across Bike Trail Severely Injures 69-Year-Old Rider "What kind of maniac would do this? What kind of evil being wants to see someone hurt?" Nearly a week after the crash, he was still in great pain, relying on his wife, fellow artist Sheary Suiter, for help dressing and moving around.

No, the director of NORML does not have samples for you Dan Linn, who also manages two medical cannabis dispensaries, is working to legitimize marijuana, from growing to using, as Illinois moves toward legalization.

KitBrix CityBrix backpack review Billed by its makers as the 'world's first backpack with a built-in gym locker' the KitBrix CityBrix backpack aims to keep separate your potentially rank sports gear from whatever else you might be carrying. As its name suggests, it's also somewhat brick-like.

The New Otso Waheela C Another carbon gravel bike!? Yeah, we know. There's been somewhat of a glut of them in our 2019 Sea Otter coverage. However, aside from big full-suspension rigs, this style of bike seemed to dominate the show, and has made for some of the more interesting bikes released recently.

Notable 120mm+ Hardtail Mountain Bikes at Sea Otter 2019 Which hardtail mountain bikes caught your eye?

The New 2020 KOGA WorldTraveller S 2.0 Touring Bikes The 2020 KOGA WorldTraveller S 2.0 now offers a new welding technology, new sizing, new drivetrain option, 200 new paint options and a new entry-level price point. The 'S' in the model name refers to KOGA's Signature program, which offers every WorldTraveller-S bike as a custom build.

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