On the Highland Trail with Andrea Rodgers.

The Highland Trail holds a special place in the hearts of many and fascinates many more. It can leave an indelible mark that no amount of scrubbing can remove. Andrea Rodgers AKA Trepid Explorer joined this years grand depart and upon returning home, agreed to share her experiences about an itch you can’t scratch. Thank […]

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Custom Merit Gear Popcorn Bags.

If you’re going to bikepack, then you’ll need some luggage. Once upon a time, your options were somewhat limited but over the years they’ve steadily grown and now they’re at a point where they feel almost infinite. While you might choose to festoon your bike with a full set of matching custom luggage, you might […]

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Book Club – Surf an’ turf.

I’m something of a scant planner and it’s perhaps fair to say that I’m usually guided by whim, fancy and misfortune rather than global positioning systems. Any plans beyond ‘I’m going that way’ are seldom adhered to as I find myself easily distracted by all and every track and path that beckons me with a […]

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Surely not everybody was Kung fu fighting?

We live in a digital age, an age which has gifted us the World Wide Web and the greatest library ever amassed. The internet is king; all knowing, all seeing and all powerful. Perhaps it really is the fount of all knowledge and of course, it is the very reason you’re able to read this. […]

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Kill what you love.

Before we fall headlong down this particular rabbit hole, I just want to make it clear that I have no answers, I only have questions. However, they’re questions that I believe we should all ask of ourselves and if we’re honest and truthful, then perhaps the answers and solutions will readily present themselves. Once upon […]

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SOTO Wind Master stove.

Rightly or wrongly, I kind of assume that other people assume that I only ever use meths stoves. The real truth is, I’ll happily burn any kind of fuel in my continual quest for another brew. I feel there’s a time and a place for every type of stove and conditions combined with your own […]

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The Titan Ground Anchor.

To most upright members of society, a tent peg will receive less thought than what they’re having for their dinner. Conversely, to the ardent bikepacker, the seemingly humble tent peg is a source of untold fascination. Length, diameter, material and obviously weight all require careful scrutiny if the Holy Grail of tent pegs is ever […]

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Welsh Ride Thing 2021.

Those of you that are long suffering, will know that entries for the WRT traditionally open on Feb 1st. That’s not going to happen this year because in truth, none of us have even the faintest idea of what they next few months has in store. We could simply carry on regardless, cross our fingers […]

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Book Club … 22000 Miles.

22,000 Miles begins with a story that many parents will recognise but for most, the story would stop there. Not so for Rich Seipp and more importantly, his son Tom. For Tom, that story was the spark that set his world ablaze and would send the pair of them on a roller coaster ride culminating […]

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New and revised Monkii and Gorilla stuff.

No matter what bikepacking means to you, I’m fairly sure that if someone asked you to explain it to them, you’d be likely to include the word ‘luggage’ within the first few sentences. Even if you didn’t use the word directly, you probably would explain quite graphically and no doubt with the use of waving […]

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