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Latitude 45's fifth annual staff bikepacking expedition took place Sunday, Sept. 13, and Monday, Sept. 14 and featured a 150-mile route that included circumnavigation of Bois Blanc Island (Boblo). Inclement weather altered the trip itinerary, pushing departure back a day to Sunday. This year, only four staffers opted for the adventure, with each departing from … Continue reading Latitude 45 Staff Bikepacking Trip 2020
What an incredible year it was for cycling in Northern Michigan. As you know, I'm a little new to the area. But, it's been a truly moving adventure discovering just how much natural beauty there is here. Most of these photos were taken between June and September 2019, mainly along the Little Traverse Wheelway and … Continue reading FRESH EYEZ: Summer ’19 Cycling Shots
(This is the second in a two-part series detailing a recent bikepacking trip taken by seven Latitude 45 employees.) Seven Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness staff members enjoyed great weather and good times on an annual, two-night/three-day bikepacking trip that departed from the shop on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and returned Friday, Oct. 11. This year's … Continue reading Latitude 45 Staff Bikepacking Part Two
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Through 7 months of use, the Privateer R from Giro has not let me down. With its stiff nylon outsole, grippy rubber lugs, and very comfortable upper, my experience with the shoe has been very enjoyable. Fit: Fit varies from rider to rider, but for me these shoes took some time to break in I’d … Continue reading The Giro Privateer R: A Long-Term Love Affair
By Greg Fuller Since Surly Bikes released the Pugsley back in 2010, the term “Fatbike” (a bike with 4+ inch wide tires) has entered into the lexicon of many bike enthusiasts. Much has been made of their utility as winter bikes, capable of rolling through the white stuff like no bike had before. The Pugsley … Continue reading Behold The Wednesday
How to fall in love with your indoor trainer. The Background I had never been on the deciding end of a breakup until now. A few weeks ago I tried to go for a fatbike ride. I made it three-quarters of a mile before turning around. I was tired of being cold and knew I … Continue reading Zwift is Future. Future is Now.