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(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
Checking the weather radar just before departing on a ride is a very good practice. But, sometimes storms can appear faster than modern technology can predict. I'd checked the weather radar repeatedly recently prior to embarking on a 30-mile ride, an out-and-back to the outskirts of Charlevoix along the Little Traverse Wheelway. There was rain … Continue reading Scene from the Wheelway – Part 2
By Eric Cox Gun metal gray rain clouds loomed over the bay. Trees swayed in a chilly, late summer breeze. A cool mist speckled car windshields all over town - less than ideal riding conditions for sure. While I could've employed the inclement weather as a suitable excuse for avoiding a ride … I didn't. … Continue reading The Regret of Rides Not Taken
New cyclists often have similar stories that spring from their experiences on bicycles. Recounting the details of fun, memorable rides often elicits eager, youthful smiles as adventurers describe the various joys associated with riding bikes. For me, one theme recurs more than others, especially with new cyclists, or those who’ve returned to it after years or … Continue reading Scene from the Wheelway – Part I