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Laurens ten Dam to switch focus to adventure riding after 17 years in professional peloton For example, I would like to do races like Dirty Kanza, Cape Epic, maybe a crazy bike-packing race. It'll be cool." Laurens ten Dam: The five races that changed my life. Ten Dam questions effectiveness of biological passport after Denifl, Preidler confessions.

What's next for cycling? We still do that, of course, but we're looking for more connection, less Internet: more offline time in the backwoods racing hundreds of miles on old logging roads, or cracking beers after a midweek social ride instead of a hammerfest. Well, except in winter, when so many are going digital, chasing pixels.

Wizard Works' Re-Use Re-Purpose Voila! Snack Bag and Tool Roll A stem bag is a stem bag is a stem bag, right? Not if it’s made from an upcycled Thomson stem bag! We check out London-based Wizard Work’s Re-Use Re-Purpose Voila Snack Bag and matching tool roll, and find out about the business' upcycling future…

2019 French Divide Event Recap Or that time that strangers await you with fresh beverages and fruit. They were fans of the French Divide and also once a former participant who told me the part to come, even though flat, would be a tough one as it was mainly riding in dry grass. Or that early morning when I wanted to set off and had trouble with my tire loosing air.

Last Call for The Bikepacking Journal 03! The deadline to join our Bikepacking Collective and have your membership start with Issue 03 of The Bikepacking Journal is today, October 17th, by 11:59 PM EST! New members joining after that will still receive all the same member benefits, but will have to wait until spring 2020 to receive the next issue in the mail.

For sale: B&B on the Avenue Verte London-Paris bike route WANTED: NEW OWNERS FOR BIKE-FRIENDLY B&B: Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route23 Grand Rue, 76270 Mesnières-en-Bray Madeleine: +33 2 32 97 06 31 or [email protected] website is here - it's still open and taking bookings right through until Madeleine finds new owners..

Favorite MTB Accessory Series: Singlespeed Tour Divide Record holder Alexandera Houchin Editors Note: This the first installment of an ongoing series where we find out from the mountain biking community what their go-to accessories are for tackling the trails, enhancing the ride and saving the day. Thanks to Alexandera Houchir for volunteering to be first.

Viva Mexico Cabrones! To gain back all the calories used by the cycling, there is no better way to do that than by enjoying all that amazing Mexican cuisine. Yummm! Mexico and Latin America welcomes all the North American Epic riders and wishes them smooth rides, gorgeous views and much, much more delicious Mexican Food!

Live blog: Very slightly weird cycling video; Lachlan Morton takes on Three Peaks; Tour de France time trials in decline; Froome says 2020 route is "b Live blog: Very slightly weird cycling video.

Prairie Breaks When you think of Montana, you might picture snow-capped peaks separated by broad valleys, towering pine forests, and pristine, rocky rivers bristling with trout. However there's far more to this monumental state.

Roswheel Offroad handlebar bag The Roswheel Offroad handlebar bag is a properly durable, well made bikepacking bag. Capable of reliable performance no matter the weather or terrain.

Live blog: Video - Lachlan Morton takes on Three Peaks; Tour de France time trials in decline; Froome says 2020 route is "brutal"; £27 million cash i Live blog: Lachlan Morton does Three Peaks.

Bike Test - Long Haulers - For Bikepacking In Comfort Antony de Heveningham looks at three unconventional mountain bikes that come with fitted racks and a sense of adventure. Perfect for bikepacking. Words by Antony de Heveningham. Photos by James Vincent. Not so long ago, many mountain bikes were designed so their riders could carry stuff on racks.

Review: Specialized Fuse Expert 29 Take what you know about a hardtail mountain bike and toss those opinions in the trash; the new Specialized Fuse for 2020 is an entirely new animal, and it's ready to party.

2020 Tour de France route unveiled: Daily News Digest The route of the 2020 Tour de France has been unveiled, La Course will return to Paris next year, Adam Hansen renews with Lotto-Soudal. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest.

This smartwatch uses your body heat to offer infinite runtime The PowerWatch is based on a thermoelectric engine, which is produced by the brand\u2019s parent company, Matrix Industries\u2019.\u00a0. This converts your body heat into power, charging the watch\u2019s internal battery whenever it is being worn, so long as there is a temperature difference between the watch and your body.

If you're okay with roughing it, a trip to the Grand Canyon's North Rim pays off in spades Only 10 per cent of the six million tourists who visit the Grand Canyon each year make it to the North Rim. There are some good reasons: The season there is shorter, the temperature's cooler and the amenities are fewer and farther between. But if you're okay with roughing it a little, the trade-off pays off in spades.

The Cape Wrath Fellowship Subject to interest, Endura is also considering offering members of the Cape Wrath Fellowship the opportunity to own a bit of history with their very own Cape Wrath Fellowship Endura MT500 jacket, reviewed here.

Collective Reward Roundup: 30+ New Chances to Win Pelago Racks: Benjamin L. ; René K. ; Gunnar F. Widefoot Cargo Cages: Jesse T. ; John P.

Inside The Tuscany Trail Watch the full documentary of their ride below to get a feel for this event, then scroll down to learn more about the route and find a nice gallery of photos from the trip by Matty Waudby. The bikepacking route ridden during the 2019 Tuscany Trail runs 338 miles in and out of central Italy's coast.

Let's bring back politeness I am all for Nicola Sturgeon legislating for the re-introduction of those words "please and thank you"; I am not too fazed by the "dining-habits of the comfortable elite" as I go my own sweet vegetarian way and leave them to it, but I would like more "please" and "thank you", and some more smiles about the place.

Bikepacking Apalachia Suffering is part of cycling. At times suffering may even be the entire point of cycling. It wasn't the point of this trip. The word recreation literally means re-creation. The root of the word vacation is vacate. I would suffer but the the point of this trip was to vacate, to re-create.

Video: A father and daughter’s inspiring bikepacking ride through Central Asia What better way to spend quality time with a family member than on a shared journey into the unknown, from the seat of your bike? What better way to create shared memories than by spending three weeks riding through the rugged wilds of Central Asia?

The Biggest Bikepacking Trends For 2020: Adjustable Fork Rake, Short Stems & More I've just finished updating the 2020 Bikepacking Bike Buyer's Guide, so I thought I'd round-up some of the biggest bikepacking trends for the new model year!

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