DirtBum Posts

December 31, 2011
December 22, 2011

Here are a few photos and stories from a very long road trip that my wife and I took to San Diego and back, through New Mexico and Arizona. Got to see some amazing sights — ocean, deserts, mountains!

November 6, 2011

Exploring Kansas City by folding bike, cruising through tree-lined neighborhoods, city parks, busy streets, and multi-use pathways. I got to play tourist in my own city!

October 26, 2011

Although the Dahon Vitesse D7HG is fairly well-appointed for touring, it’s good to test that before relying on it. So I did a dry run of the Dahon with a typical touring load. Success!

October 8, 2011

Upgrading an old bike can be more complicated than it seems at first glance, as my search for a better handlebar setup for this old 10-speed demonstrates…

September 25, 2011
September 22, 2011

I recently picked up an old 10-speed bicycle, a ‘Puch Cavette II’, from a garage sale. It’s not a high-end bike, but it’s a quality machine, and I’m hoping to update it a bit and make it a fun ride!

September 12, 2011

Not every bike camping trip needs to involve a long journey and detailed planning. Sometimes it’s just as fun and adventurous to camp nearby.

July 30, 2011
July 26, 2011

I’ve just completed a long-term test of the Liquid Wrench Chain Lube on my Long Haul Trucker, and here are my results: It’s less expensive than bicycle-specific chain lubes, and seems to work just was well. Bottom line: recommended.