Bicycle Blog

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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A Chance Encounter with Adventure

Part 1 There’s a lot of hype over “Gravel Bikes” these days. I’m not a hype kinda guy. I’m more interested in what I’m interested in than what others tell me I should be interested in… the irony is, that over the last few years I, and others in the West Trails Bicycles family, have grown increasingly interested in riding

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Bike Adventure. Risk & Reward Part 3; After the Fall

When a “healthy” activity puts you in the hospital (A message to those brave adventurers who have fallen in the field of honor, as well as those who someday will)   Fighting the good fight in a quest for health:   I know that right now you are questioning the benefits of bike riding (or exercise of choice) and your

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