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MY BIKE FRIDAY POCKET ROCKET PRO SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2013-02-27 / 18 COMMENTS

My go fast, go far device. Rides as good as a high-end road bike. Folds as small as a standard suitcase. Enjoys long distances and short corridors.  + 

16 INCH SLICK TIRES: SCHWALBE KOJAK REVIEW (STELVIO REPLACEMENT)

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2012-04-11 / 11 COMMENTS

The Schwalbe Stelvio is no more. The super fast slick tire available in the 16 inch / ETRTO 349 size is now replaced by a slightly more docile but grippier Schwalbe Kojak. I’ve been riding the Kojak on my Brompton since November 2008.  + 

MY FOLDING BIKE FRIDAY TOURING GEAR LIST (POCKET ROCKET PRO)

CYCLING / HYGIENE / TRANSPORTATION / ESSAYS / 2011-01-04 / 9 COMMENTS

Why travel by bike? Why choose a folding bike for touring? Which folder is best for long rides? What clothes, tools and camping gear to select? Take a look at my lightweight, go fast, go far bike touring gear list for inspiration.  + 

GARMIN DAKOTA VS GARMIN OREGON GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-30 / 26 COMMENTS

How does the smaller, lighter, touchscreen Garmin Dakota GPS compare to its older brother, Garmin Oregon? What about screen readability, Oregon’s main issue? Which one should you choose? Find out in my belated but detailed review.  + 

GARMIN OREGON VS GARMIN COLORADO GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-26 / 41 COMMENTS

Garmin’s latest and greatest GPS units for intensive outdoor use: the touchscreen Oregon and the wheels and buttons Colorado. How do they perform in the real world, and which one is better?  + 

BACKPACKS TO CARRY A FOLDED BROMPTON: MY DIY RUCKSACK

CYCLING / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-12-06 / 16 COMMENTS

An ultralight, ultratough, ultracompact, do-it-yourself backpack that carries a folded Brompton bike anywhere or rides under its frame.  + 

BIKE FRIDAY TIKIT VS BROMPTON COMPARISON REVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2008-12-06 / 39 COMMENTS

When it comes to 16-inch folding bikes, 2 models stand out: the Brompton and the Bike Friday Tikit. Both cost almost the same. Both position themselves in the high-quality range. Which one to choose?  + 

TAKE-ALONG TOOLS TO FIELD-REPAIR A BROMPTON FOLDING BIKE

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-10-28 / 2 COMMENTS

Bikes come unglued. Parts go loose. Brakes need adjustment. Tires puncture. To hush a minor rattle or fix a major showstopper while on the road, you’ll need a set of tools. OK, but which bike tools to choose for the not-so-standard Brompton folder?  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB MOMENTUM EVENT RAIN JACKET PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / TRAVEL / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-01

Very light, full-featured rain jacket made of the eVENT waterproof / breathable fabric: the new Rab Momentum answers the needs of lightweight backpackers still contemplating the leap into minimalism.  + 

MY BROMPTON P3L SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-08-26 / 12 COMMENTS

My personal transportation device. A modified Brompton P3L folding bike. Customized for speed. Optimized for intermodal transport and cramped storage spaces. Day and night. Sun and rain.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: MONTANE SLIPSTREAM WINDSHIRT PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-05

Scheduled for spring 2009: a rare, ultralight windshirt made of Pertex Quantum. The Montane Slipstream will continue to brave the wind and the common misunderstanding of the product’s use.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: THERM-A-REST PROLITE SLEEPING PAD PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-04 / 2 COMMENTS

For spring 2009, Cascade Designs renames their 3-season lightweight Therm-a-Rest, the current “ProLite 3” self-inflating sleeping pad, to just “Prolite”, and updates the mattress to reduce its weight.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: THERM-A-REST NEOAIR SLEEPING PAD PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-02 / 4 COMMENTS

Against all common backpacking wisdom, Therm-a-Rest creates an air mattress without foam or high-loft insulation. The new sleeping pad achieves an R-value of 2,5, a very light weight and a super compact roll.  + 

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