Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Backcountry Campsites and Making a home in the Woods

Greetings gentle readers!  Please excuse my hiatus, we went to Eugene to talk about a good thing.  More details when there are more details, don't wanna jinx it.  For this, my last post in the TBGFC series, I plan to expound on the joys and trials of living in the woods for months at a … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Backcountry Campsites and Making a home in the Woods

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Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Hanger and other Group Dynamics

Hello dear readers.  This is a post I have been itching to write since back in the Sawtooth.  But it has taken many more months of reflection before I felt I could do it justice, and present my thoughts constructively.  There is a lot of discussion of self care circulating these days, the radical idea that … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Hanger and other Group Dynamics

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Lady Bits in the Wilderness

Good Day gentle readers and welcome to the fourth installment of the Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals series!  This post is about my experience as a female person out on the road.  While of course I cannot speak for all vagina-having folks, there are some things I wish I had known about before hand … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Lady Bits in the Wilderness

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Gear and Maintenance

HELLO and good day.  I am now going to talk to you about the things I know the least about. Bike gear and what to do with it.  OK, maybe that is self-effacing.  I did just pedal 3,300 miles unsupported on a bike I maintained myself but women are trained from birth to question their … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Gear and Maintenance

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: FOOD and staying alive

I will wait for the group dynamics post to go into the horrors of hanger (hunger-anger of course) but for obvious reasons, feeding yourself well and enough is one of the best things you can do for your trip.  Also water. It sounds silly to write this out, but when you are out there in … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: FOOD and staying alive

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Route Planning and Improvization

One of the biggest questions we got throughout the trip and after was how we chose which roads to go on.  The easy answer is that we had a lot of help and we got pretty lucky.  But we did make some bad choices in this regard, especially in California at the beginning of the … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals: Route Planning and Improvization

Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals, an Introduction

Hello Gentle Readers! Now that the trip is good and done I want to set down what I learned in guide for future tour bikers like me; filthy casuals.  While Joey is as hardcore as they come, I have always been a dabbler.  I flit between hobbies and alight open the petals of new adventures … Continue reading Tour Bikers Guide for Filthy Casuals, an Introduction