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This is not going to be a topic about whether or not you should tour with drops bars, butterfly (trekking) bars, or flat bars. We are not trying to stir up the old and never ending debates on which handlebar is better for touring over the other, we’ll leave this for the bike tourists sitting at home. We have toured using all three mentioned above and each has their pros and cons.
Behold the power of wool, merino wool that is! [caption id="attachment_4122" align="alignright" width="300"] The feel of my childhood wool sweater: scratchy, pins and needles[/caption] I know, the first thing that came to my mind when I read about wearing wool was my old, hot, heavy, uncomfortable, scratchy wool sweater my grandmother knitted for me when I was a child. So the idea of wearing wool for outdoor activities--especially in hot, humid Florida--was not really my idea of staying comfortable while riding my bike. How I was wrong! Not only do we like our merino wool shirts,  bike shorts, and socks for cycling…..We
[caption id="attachment_4043" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bike Camping in Florida[/caption] We love our new GSI Pinnacle Backpacker cookware! In preparation of living in a tent while traveling on our bikes, not only have we been trying to figure out what cooking gear to take, but also what to cook and how to prepare meals while on the road. Since we don't want to live on dehydrated, prepackaged meals, that only require heating up water in a pot, we practice cooking at least one meal a week in our backyard to see what all we can