But how did you do it from the road?
From Classic Touring
They helped us learn, grow and ultimately prepare to live on bicycles for the next few years! However, after many a failed hike-a-bikes, we decided that we didn’t need all this “stuff” and decided to switch...
To Light Bikepacking
Now, we travel as light as possible. We still carry all our own gear but less of it!
This means we can do more of the riding we truly love - single & double track, gravel grinding & general off-road adventure touring. So, this is how we will ride the next leg of our expedition!
'Twas difficult, but not impossible
Here’s some of the old whys and hows answered
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We want to seek out the forgotten landscapes, learn from local people and tell the stories that aren’t often told
For us, “bikepacking” is an evolution of bike touring, not a replacement. The route that we’re taking in has been done by many cyclists’ over the years – but, mainly on the roads.
We want to avoid the towns, cities and many of the roads. Instead chooising dirt & gravel. Championing the back country communities, people, landscapes and the traditions that can be found there.
As fervent writers & photographers, we want to then translate our experiences to help other cyclists. We don’t keep a blog as such, but instead, create field-tested handbooks for each country we cycle through. These handbooks are jam packed with our favorite routes, maps & elevation charts, language translations & phrases, photos and all the essential information that cyclist’s need whether at home planning a trip, or on the road.
We’re pretty proud of them & we’ve recieved some awesome feedback so far with countless cyclists, and to our suprise backpakers, and motorcyclists getting oin touch to say thanks!
We think there’s real opportunity to positively impact people’s travel experiences with these handbooks. For us, being able to include featured gear, packing lists & recipes showcasing your products would be a fantastic way for us to help our readers and point more people towards the brand.Check out our Vietnam handbook now!
From tropical to tropicold…
As our time South East Asia draws to an end, we trade in warm, tropical climates for cold mountain passes in Nepal, Pakistan & Central Asia. The luxury of sleeping in a silk liner disappears and the need for a more robust sleep system will be the difference between restful nights & questioning what the hell we’re doing!
So we would love your help with a sleep system that’s capable down to about -10C /15F lightweight, comfortable and able to compress so that we can stow them on our bikes without taking up much space.
We’re thinking the following products would work perfectly for us, and after using the interactive sleep system finder on your website, (which is totally awesome by the way) it looks about right. But, we’d appreciate anything you’d be willing to share.
Cos’ you make freaking awesome gear & you don’t follow the pack!
When other adventure brands caught onto the “bikepacking” wave and started designing specific tents, tarps & bags for cyclists. You guys haven’t… and that’s why you’re awesome…
You don’t need to design specific products to follow niche markets. Let’s face it, cycling is just one way to explore the world. We really respect that you don’t drink from the cool-aid and stick true to what seperates you from the rest of the pack — creating the very best gear that suits everyone’s adventures!
Bottom line is – we would be proud to don your brand, talk about you to our friends & followers!
But don’t worry, it’s not all one-way traffic with us… keep reading to see how we can help you too
The next six months
Back country adventures & learning the ropes
What can we offer the brand?
A unique perspective on a well trodden path
We’re both passionate photographers, with individual styles that can capture your products in action, beautifully!
Our stories champion the cultures, countries and communities we ride through. Imagine your gear featured in these stories looking badass.
Not another blog! Instead, we create country-specific handbooks, that are field-tested by us and packed to the brim with tactical info
You make rad gear! But, with everything needs field testing in it’s natural habitat. We’re positive, passionate and honest!