Bicycle Blog

Wear & Tear

Part 2 Though my participatory experience with running ended, for the most part, in grade school, my observational experience continues to this day, Working with customers who are, or were, runners is quite a frequent occurrence. Runners have something special in common with bike riders, they understand the character building, soul enriching joy of intense exertion, bordering on and sometimes

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Running vs Biking

Speaking from ignorance… … and immersive experience, respectively, I have some thoughts and observations on one of the most divisive issues of our times; Running vs Bike Riding. I admit that from an experiential level I know almost nothing about running, other than I have done it (running was one of the most commonly used skill sets for playing in

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Search Party

Part 4 Some of the WTB family went off on a deeper adventure last fall. Starting in Reno Nevada we climbed onto our Norco Search Adventure Bikes and headed west onto unpaved forestry roads. Destination: Adventure… …Actually, the destination was Mendocino California. Adventure, we knew, was going to be lurking around every turn like a villain in a horror movie…

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The Allure of Gravel

Part 3 For me there is no inherent allure to gravel as a road surface. I don’t seek-out gravel roads. I seek-out roads-less-traveled, which are often roads-more-graveled. It’s not the gravel that makes these roads special, it’s the primitive areas these roads usually lead through. Areas little changed over the last many decades, and used mostly by just a handful

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Search for Adventure

Part 2 After our chance encounter with the allure of primitive roadways we started looking at maps and satellite images trying to find gravel roads, creek crossings and dead-end roads that were not completely dead to a bicycle. There are not many of these features left in our area. Roads keep being “improved” and though once common primitive roads are

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