The final days of our Lesotho dirt road odyssey concluded with a magic carpet ride across the highlands and a descent down the legendary Sani Pass.READ MORE
The Surly ECR is the new Knard-laden, off-road, bikepacking, big-tire, Enduro Camping Rig. Not exactly sure what the acronym stands for, maybe Exit Cities Rapidly, or Einstein Can’t Rap, but an Expedited Construction is Required because this thing is perfect for off-road touring. Here are articles and photos of the ECR and it’s travels through Africa.
“I think they [Knards] will be too slow.” “You won’t find 29er tires or tubes in Africa.” “That thing is going to be heavy.” I pretty much ignored the aforementioned comments, among a couple other worries that were floating around in my skull, and rolled into Africa with the ECR, complete with Knards. Here are my thoughts after 1,000 KMs.READ MORE
Does the Tubus Vega fit the ECR, with 29+ Knards? Well, the answer is… kind of. A few people have asked and commented about the compatibility of the Vega with the ECR. Here are my thoughts.READ MORE
The sun is the master here. It seems far more powerful than anywhere I’ve experienced. The darkness quickly fades at 5AM and the star of frenzied flame explodes into the sky at about 5:30.READ MORE
Six months ago we were torn between several locations in which we could take our next cycling tour. The general requisites were that the place(s) have a warm climate (Gin hates the cold), posses unique and interesting cultures, and send us off through beautiful places…READ MORE
As of last Friday, I had given up on the Surly ECR being shipped in time and resigned myself to quickly building another bike for our trip…READ MORE
Surly never ceases to amaze by putting out new bikes that I immediately need. They just released two really cool rigs that fill various niche gaps in their steel frame lineup. In this post, we’ll have a quick peek at the ECR and Straggler as well as explore their nonpareil, adventure-specific lineup.READ MORE