Instructions to make custom bike maps from GPX files of bike rides using Google's My Maps application
Surly's hybrid bike got me through the long haul--with a few minor modifications it became the right touring bike for me
These sturdy bikepacking shoes provided much needed support to my feet through my cross-country journey
Reliable panniers that keep the rain out, a good product
These versatile pedals enable me to road ride, bike tour and commute without having to modify my set up
It turned my handlebars into the control room and helped to make accessing my phone while riding less troublesome
Topeak's Mini Morph Pump is a good choice, the rubber connection between nozzle and pump helps prevents damage to tire
It cost $4,350 to bike across the U.S.; covering the three-and-a-half months it took to ride 4,718 miles from DC to the Pacific, including my 28 rest days in addition to the 76 riding days; indicating costs of $1,242 per month or $42 per day.
How to prepare your body and mind for the rigors and excitement of a bikepacking journey.
Be seen, see everything, stay hydrated, respect the weather and wear a helmet