Category Archives: Bike Touring

Bonus Bottle Cage with Salsa Anything Cage HD

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Above: The finished product, with a Klean Canteen 64oz in the Salsa Anything Cage, and a Clean Bottle in the extra water bottle cage I added to the back of the Anything Cage.

Extra water storage is always helpful for bikepacking.  Below I detailed a hack I came up with for mounting an extra bottle cage behind the Salsa Anything Cages on my fork.  I’m very happy with it, so I figured I’d share for anyone out there who is working on dialing in their own bikepacking rig.  Happy trails!

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Western Maine & Tim Pond Bikepacking Weekend

In case you haven’t heard, we are planning another long bike tour next summer.  This time it will be different, though, because the majority of it will be on trails and dirt roads.  To handle the different terrain, we will use different gear – this style of bike touring is referred to as bikepacking.  Due to weddings and other craziness this spring and summer, though, we haven’t had a chance for any practice (“shakeout”) tours until now.

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The Spartan Cafe

Rachel & I returned to Fiddler’s Restaurant this morning for breakfast and were relieved to find an assortment of cereal, fruit and yogurt.  The dense Scottish breakfast is great, but a change was appreciated.  Despite the lighter options, though, we still completely stuffed ourselves.  Rachel even pocketed part of a baguette which we snacked on later in the day.  It will be difficult to go back home and resume our normal diet: not feasting for every breakfast and dinner and often not having any dessert.  That’s what vacation is for though, so we haven’t hesitated to indulge while we have an excuse.

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