Gear Tips for An Easier Cycle Tour

“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land.”

If you missed the general gear post I did yesterday, I would suggest checking it out if you are interested in how many shirts we have, or what bikes we ride, but if you already have the basics figured out, this list of unusual yet helpful tips may be just for you.

Stick and Break: Check out the link to read more about our unusual (and free!) kickstand which doubles as a dog scaring weapon as well.

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Our Favorite Stick

“I was never a cyclist. Merely a person with a bicycle.”

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You may have noticed by now that Kevin and I both carry sticks with us which serve three purposes: to scare off dogs, to play with the GoPro, and most importantly, to use as a kickstand. The kickstand thing is pretty self explanatory, but what you may not realize is that you also need a break because if not the bike will just slide out and fall. Kevin, being the practical thinker he is, made us each brakes once he realized why our kick stands were so finicky.

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