Road Touring

Rick's Sick Helmet Plummage, Bro!

Rick has been a busy collector on his 10,000 mile bike journey through the southern California desert.  1200 miles in, he has collected eight feathers from eight different species of bird.  Wonder what the next 8800 miles will bring?  And the rest of you: beware the mighty and elusive mythical desert peacock.  

Marc's Mexico Adventure with Ortlieb

Marc is enjoying his summer in Playa del Carmen, Mexico as we kick off another Ortlieb summer sale.  Marc’s Strida folding bike is outfitted with the Ortlieb Front Roller Classics. He comments, “I love the fact that they’re totally waterproof, to ward off the frequent tropical storms.” Weathering your own storms this summer? Or want…

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Bicycle Traveler Magazine

Always happy to share other great cycling advocacy and adventure resources, we received this guest post from Grace Johnson, publisher of Bicycle Traveler magazine and TravellingTwo.com: Bicycle Traveler is a new – and free – online bicycle touring magazine.  It’s full of entertaining stories and inspiring photography which will have you dreaming over new destinations…

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Tyler's Custom Cape Cod Commuter

Green with envy over this green commuter?  I’ll let Tyler explain: I had my bike custom built by my cousin, Sam Densmore, of Cycles Densmore out of Cape Cod. I chose the color scheme and all of the features to fit me, my aesthetic, and my daily needs of a cycle. Then I was left…

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Green Riders: Southeast Asia Eco-Tour

Green Riders Kenny and Jamie’s “sustainable transport odyssey” from Thailand to Bali summed up: Six weeks. Two bamboo bikes. A camera. A continent of environmental stories, struggles and successes. Plus, several thousand kilometers of twisted little roads stringing it all together. These guys are really putting their Ortlieb gear, Kenda tires, and legs to the…

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Lucky Dan's Hawaiian Bike Tour

Dan kicked off his summer with a 6-week bike tour on Kauai – cycling from one end of the island to the other. I had everything I needed on my Ibex trailer (boogie board, fins, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad…etc.) and it performed great over everything and everywhere I went. I got compliments on it…

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Rick's NorCal Bike Tour

Here is some bike touring inspiration in photo journal form from one of our customers Rick who purchased a full setup of Ortlieb bags and Tubus Racks from us for his Northern California bike tour that he took this April.

Rudi's Techno-BOB Trailer Wonder

We were really impressed to see these photos of Rudi’s  very impressive bike touring setup.  This is a very interesting example of utilizing the products together that we represent through 3 of our 4 specialty shops, BikeTrailerShop.com, BikeBagShop.com and BikeTechShop.com. Greetings from Berlin, Germany.  I have mounted a solar panel on my B.O.B. Ibex. Since…

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Seamus's Suspicion of Ortlieb's Motives

We generally prefer the Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Classic and Plus handlebar bags in the medium sizes.  The large just seems a little too large.  But it seems that our customer has figured out the main reason why Ortlieb developed the slightly larger version of this bag. I love to ride my bicycle.  I also like…

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