Tag Archive | touring

How to Put Your Bike on Amtrak

Growing up in a rural area not served by train transportation, I never gave Amtrak much thought. I have now taken three different trips via Amtrak this fall, including transporting myself and my bike back to Minneapolis after my trip to Winona. Here is what Amtrak will tell you about taking your bike on the […]

Review: Ortlieb Backroller Classic Panniers

At the beginning of summer I replaced my dysfunctional panniers with the Orlieb Backroller Classics. After six weeks of heavy use of the Ortlieb panniers, including a four day bike camping trip, I’m fairly happy with my new choice. As one friend commented, “I hear a lot of people complaining about their bike bags, but […]

Four Days of Fantastic Bike Camping: A Newbie’s Perspective

It’s been more than a year since I started replacing car trips with bicycle trips – to work, shopping, nights out, and meetings. Biking has been something that transports me around Minneapolis and St. Paul efficiently, but a year ago I didn’t think about leaving the metro area. Bike touring seemed to be for the […]