In this video we take a look at the Swift Industries Hinterland Ozette Rando bag. Made of lightweight X-Pac, it’s a great mashup between the traditional form factor of French randonneuring bags and modern materials. Watch the vid for a closer look!
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A bike friendly lodge on the banks of one of Oregon’s premiere trout and steelhead rivers?! It doesn’t get any better than this. A few weeks ago we spent three days in the small town of Maupin, Oregon to do some great road riding and fishing. We stayed at the Imperial River Company which is right on the river. From our room, I could literally run out the door and be fishing in less than five minutes! In this video, we chat with Susie the owner of the hotel and talk about why they decided to be a bike friendly business. If you’re looking for a long weekend getaway and want to do some road riding and fishing, we really can’t recommend this place enough. On a side note, we’re going to start a little list of “PLP Recommended” businesses and destinations that we feel are awesome experiences for the bike traveler.
A quick video overview at Nemo Equipment’s minimal gear specifically for bikepacking. For more vids, be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel!
We’ve been in Iowa the last few days to speak at the Iowa Bicycle Summit about bicycle tourism. After the summit, we hung out for the weekend to check out the Iowa Bike Expo and RAGBRAI route announcement party. We haven’t ridden RAGBRAI ourselves and have only heard stories of its size and general craziness. Both the Expo and RAGBRAI party were well attended and it was a great chance to take a peek into Iowa’s own version of bike fun!
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In this vid, we review the Carsick Designs Rack Sling, an open topped sling bag that functions similarly to Xtracycle Free Radical bags. The slings can accommodate loads that won’t fit in regular panniers. In the few weeks that we’ve been testing them, I’ve put everything from a standard backpack to a 1×1 LED video light to our fishing gear in the sling. Watch the vid and see it in action on our Bicycle Travel Channel.