All posts tagged Winter Bike Touring

  • Surly Ogre: Ready For Winter

    Surly Custom Ogre

    The new Surly Ogre is a do-it-all touring 29er with limitless ways of being set up. The folks at Salvagetti Bike Shop have this particular ride winterized and begging for foul-weather. I’ve been told that the Old Spokes Home has just completed a similar build, ready to tackle the harsh winters we’re dished here in Vermont. Check out a few more photos below and head on over to OSH to see another Surly Ogre build.


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  • Traffic Bikes: David’s Commuter

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    With the snow taking its sweet old time to fully arrive here in Vermont, it’d be a good time to consider your winter ride. Traffic Bikes commuter – specially made for David,  has some of the most sought-after commuting features. A belt drive is something I’ve been wanting to experiment with since living and commuting through the salty/snowy winters here in Burlington and I’ve had a “thing” for Rohloffs since building a handful of mountain bikes w/ them.

    Last winter at The Old Spokes Home they had the opportunity to test the Gates Belt Drive in snow. The suggestion made was to add a raised spine (center track) on the chain ring and groove in the center of the belt so that it doesn’t slip to either side when it gets snowy. Read this review from a Minnesota Bicycle Commuter here.

    “David” from Traffic Bikes was built early last fall and  isn’t pictured with the new Gates system, but what a gorgeous yet practical all-season commuter…I’ve always wanted a Rohloff! This custom commuter bike from Traffic Bikes features Reynolds 953 tubing, a Phil Wood belt and drivetrain, and a custom stainless steel rack w/ all the fixins. See more photos below and at the Traffic Bikes Flickr.

    Also featured on Eco Velo.


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  • 2 Wheels, 2 Planks

    Loyal reader and local enthusiast Peter W. sent along this heads up on what sounds like an awesome time. It’s going on this Saturday night at Starks Nest Pub down at Mad River Glen.

    “A multi-media slideshows featuring our month-long, bike-supported, backcountry skiing adventure through Norway’s Arctic Alps this past spring 2010. Carrying everything we needed on our bicycles to ski, camp and explore, we immersed ourselves in a human-powered adventure unlike any we had experienced before. We climbed and skied mountains from summit to sea, pedaled our bikes under the light of midnight sun, and discovered a generous, caring and environmentally conscious people. Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of human-powered mountain adventure.

    Admission to this show is 5 for Green Mountain Club members, $8 for non-members. All proceeds from this show benefit the Green Mountain Club (GMC), the keepers of Vermont’s precious Long Trail.”

    Check out the Facebook event page, and the rest of the flyer here.