How to Train for a Bike Tour [Infographic]

“Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless.” ~ Zapata Espinoza In the past several years there has been a dramatic increase in people interested in taking biking tours when they travel. One area that has seen the greatest rise in demand is point-to-point tours, like our Laos cycling tours that travel from Luang Prabang (Laos) to Chiang Mai (Thailand). While …

Size Matters…When it Comes to Wheels (29ers vs 26″)

In the beginning, bikes looked like this. As great as the Penny-farthing bike model was for picking cherries, we can all agree that it wasn’t optimal. And so began the historical regress towards two equally sized bike wheels. But what size should those be? In 1986, Dr. Alex Moulton believed the optimal wheel size should be 20 inches. The world …

7 Ways to Make Your Bike More Practical

As the western bike renaissance continues, more and more people are using their bike as a legitimate means of commute, and not just for biking vacations. As the shift from fun to function takes place, the need for practicality increases. Here’s a quick list of ways you can make your bike more practical. 1 » Rear Rack Adding a rear …

Deciding What To Do With Your Old Bike

Flickr photo by Brittany G I usually try not to be overly sentimental when it comes to my possessions. Holding onto useless junk rarely holds much benefit, and quite frankly, who has room for it? One possession that many people take exception to, however, is bicycles. A bike is more than steel and wheels – it’s a companion. This makes …