Day 1: Esperance to Albany: The Unconventional Ride. Ready set go … Esperance foreshore before heading out on my 10 day 750 km ride from Esperance to Albany in Western Australia. I know that bike packing and panniers are maybe not synonymous for a lot of bikepackers, myself included for some time. I must say […]
Discussion of bicycle gear and owner reviews of equipment that I use cycling, bicycle touring, bushwalking, hiking and camping. All owners reviews reflect Aushiker’s personal use of the equipment on the road, out in the bush and in camp.
One of my go-to sites to keep up with bicycle tyre developments is Bicycle Rolling Resistance which is a cool site that tests the rolling resistance of tyres and allows comparisons as well. The Goodyear Eagle F1 tyre is their latest test. It grab my attention as I was not aware the Goodyear are into […]
The Uniqlo Men’s Ultra Light Down Jacket – Item Code 156558 is a recent addition to my ultralight bikepacking system. It replaces a Outdoor Research Down Jacket which weighs in at 500 grams. The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket with stuff sack weighs in at 266 grams (size large), a nice saving of 234 grams. […]
I enjoy photography and like to use my bikes as my photography transport where possible. Whilst the setup on my Surly Long Haul Trucker with its Ortlieb Handlebar bag works a treat I needed to sort something out on my commuter, my Giant Defy 1. Enter the Deuter Rack Top Pack. (more…)
The next stage in the build of my Salsa Mukluk fatbike which I am configuring for bikepacking is the specifying of the drivetrain, a SRAM based 1×10 drivetrain with a OneUp 42T Sprocket + 16T conversion. This post details my thinking and research into the drivetrain specification. Hopefully it will be helpful to others considering the […]