Monthly Archives: April 2013


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Review of Esbit Alcohol Trekking and Further Comparison with Trangia

In my previous post comparing the Esbit with the Trangia stoves, I compared the entire systems. Since that review, I completed my Emerald Coast Bicycle Tour, so I wanted to post my thoughts on the Esbit and that leads me … Continue reading

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ECBT – Gear Retrospective

Being a beginner to bicycle touring and this being my first long tour, I fretted over my packing list for weeks. Of course, this wasn’t continual work. But I started planning weeks ahead of time and would frequently revisit the … Continue reading

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Zeirdt Wetlands

I went riding south on Zeirdt Road after work today and I noticed this picture-perfect swamp. Just gorgeous.

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Thoughts on Hammocks

I know this has the potential to be controversial. I believe many people are passionate about and comfortable with hammocks. Please don’t take this as an attack; this is just my personal opinion. While hammocks may be right for you, … Continue reading

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Bicycle Touring with iPad

UPDATED 4/23/2013 — in response to a question, I posted on the clearance between the mounting bolts in the pannier and the iPad. See addition at end. There was a recent thread on Bike Forums regarding taking an iPad on … Continue reading

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ECBT – Route Retrospective

Leg 1 – Panama City Beach, FL to Destin, FL Planned: here Actual: here Blog/photos: here We rode the last 30 miles of this route in pretty serious rain so my memory of it is colored a bit. However, doing … Continue reading

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