1. Matt Derrick

    If you had to live on a bike the rest of your life?

    Ok bike nerds, I'm looking at buying a new bike, ideally for bike touring. I want something that is going to last me damn near forever and confortable enough that I can spend days/weeks riding at a decent speed. not interested in mountain bikes, i want a road/hybrid bike. my budget is around...
  2. thegrapsman

    Gas bikes in Cali?

    So I've never actually traveled but I'm currently couch surfing in the city and am absolutely sick of it, I was thinking about getting a gas bike and touring through California. I know some gas bikes arent street legal but some are? I also read that if it doesn't go more than 20mph you don't...
  3. croc

    You know you're in a ritzy beach town when...Photos 

    Has anyone seen these elsewhere?
  4. spike rodriguez

    Tattoo artist biking from Orlando to Savannah

    So I started riding from Miami to Orlando and I took sometime off but now I'm back on the road .... I packed all my tattoo stuff and I'm about to start riding my tall bike from Orlando to Savannah if anyone has a place to crash or if you have some hand me down bike parts or if you have any...
  5. thegrapsman

    Solar electric bike?

    Has anyone ever tried to strap a decently powered folding solar panel on the back of an electric bike? I'm just curious if it would actually work to power it, maybe even if you have to charge on the grid first but the solar helps keep the charge? If anyone has done this or has some links about...
  6. Mark Allen

    Bike Tour through Montana

    Good morning! I've been conditioning myself for, and building my gear up for, a tour through Montana, ultimately heading down to Yellowstone through paradise valley. I've got a GIANT brand aluminum frame mtn bike with disk brakes, as well as rechargeable and battery powered lights (in case I...
  7. Matt Derrick

    The StP guide to Bike TouringFeatured 

    I'm posting this guide with the hopes that those reading it will give me input to make it better and point out flaws and gaps in the guide. Please see the first reply for more info! What is Bike Touring? Bike punk is just the clever name we’ve given to bike culture as it relates to the punk...
  8. Matt Derrick

    Bicycle Touring - Going East Across the WestVideo 

    "Bicycle touring through the Sierra Nevada, Death Valley, Utah, Colorado Rockies, and to my destination in Nebraska. Music composed by me with samples from Garageband iOS." It's a long video, but if you want to get an idea of what a ride like this looks like, he's done an excellent job of...
  9. Gypsybones

    Has any one ridden the East Coast Greenway?

    About to leave Greensboro and head up to philly via the ECG. Has anyone done this or live near it or know anything I should do that is cool around it? Hell, anyone ridding it or want to and can get up and go asap? get at me nurds! check out my travel blog n shit...
  10. J

    West Coast on two wheels

    Hi folks.. Have wanted to do a west coast trip on my bicycle for a while now and am now starting to plan and get ideas for around end of august, beginning of September this year. Wanting to first off get some ideas on rad places to stop along the way. Plan so far is Vancouver BC downwards to...
  11. Matt Derrick

    One Man One Bike One World (website)Video 

    If you're looking for some inspiration for crazy bike adventures, checkout this website: he's also got an hour long movie on vimeo:
  12. Matt Derrick

    $150 bike camper: DIY micro mobile homeVideo 

    you can buy the plans for this trailer here:
  13. Matt Derrick

    Life Lessons From a 7-Thousand-Mile Bike RideVideo 

    Jedidiah Jenkins quit his job and decided to bike from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. His best friend, filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher, came along for the ride. This short film follows Jenkins as he shares what he's learned from his journey so far. “When you’re a kid, everything is...
  14. Cosmic

    Salutations from Olympia- Preparing for Launch

    I came to Washington for some temporary work, and decided to stay for the rainforests, islands, mountains, and rivers. That's the stuff I like most, so if I'm not out unicycling, I'm out exploring. Now I sleep on the couch of a relative in Olympia, and work part-time to pay off the car I arrived...