Author Archives: jeikens

Backward Vision: The Case for Mirrors

Today’s guest post was written by Charlie Otto, a friend of Bike Overnights blogger Mac McCoy’s. Charlie, who was co-founder and longtime owner of Grand Teton Brewing in Wilson, Wyoming, and Victor, Idaho, began bicycle touring in 1979. Since then, … Continue reading

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Two Views (Can be Better Than One)

Instead of cycling the main highway in Southern Laos, we opted to pedal the tracks and foot paths along the Mekong. It was slow going, but the ability to be so close to people’s daily lives was worth the effort. … Continue reading

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Salsa Enabler Fork: First Impressions

A peculiar looking fork, Salsa’s Enabler first caught my eye a few years ago when introduced as their rigid 29er “adventure fork.” It has since become the stock fork on their Mukluk line of fat bikes and it is becoming … Continue reading

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Three Tours: A Pictorial Review

 Photos from the 2012 Colorado Family Fun TourCheck out the 2013 family tour!  Photos from the 2012 Vermont Inn-to-Inn TripCheck out the Vermont 2013 tour. Photos from the 2012 Black Hills Inn-to-Inn TourView the 2013 Black Hills trip. Want to … Continue reading

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Fat Bike Geometry

In the current issue of Adventure Cyclist, I brought up compact frame geometry in my Fine Tuned column. One benefit of compact geometry that I failed to bring up in that article is in the case of fat bikes, where … Continue reading

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Your feedback helps us grow!

It’s time again for the Adventure Cycling Annual Member Survey! We want to know what our members love (or don’t love), and how we can grow and improve as an organization. The feedback from past years has been useful and … Continue reading

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Black Hawk, Colorado Ban Overturned

Two and a half years ago, three touring cyclists were cited for violating Black Hawk, Colorado’s ordinance banning bicycling on most streets in their town. The ordinance made the town impossible to legally ride through. We reported on the situation … Continue reading

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