Hit the Road

Arrival in Vancouver

Landed, bike boxes et al, in Canada: three days of rest and Armerding hospitality.


Leeds to Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield: 48 miles.

32 Days to Go: In an attempt to ramp up the training miles, we decided to head to the newly opened Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield using the National Cycle Route 67. The route is very poorly signposted and, as you can see from the map above, we got lost and ended up on the outskirts…

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The Complete Gear List: What Are We Taking

A complete(ish) list of our touring gear: BIKES: RIDGEBACK VOYAGE, BLACK, 52cm Frame: Reynolds 520 Cro Mo Fork: Cro Moly Headset: Sealed Intellaset w/alloy spacer Hubs: Shimano RM6 Rims: Alex ACE-19 3 Tyres: Continental Contact 700 x 32c Brakes: Tektro 992AG Brake Levers:¬†Shimano STI with Tektro 570 top levers Shifters: Shimano 2300 Dual Control STIRear…

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Recommended Reading

Advance reading: useful books and inspiration.


Stove Setup: MSR Whisperlite

Testing out the stove (and the blog). This is the MSR Whisperlite Internationale Multi Fuel. One of the lightest and most compact multi fuel stoves out there.