Hydraulic brakes can fail at cold temperatures. But that’s mostly happening to winter ultra riders on fat bikes in the snow who are not going all that fast so brake failure and a possible crash in to snow isn’t lethal.
Disc brakes best use is for extreme conditions. Tandems, down hill mountain bike racing, heavy touring loads in the mountains…[Read more]
Of all the cross-USA routes, the ACA (formerly the Bike Centennial route) is the hardest. The Lewis and Clark route avoids the highest rockies. The highest elevation is about 6000 feet. (vs 12,000+ in colorado). From the Mississipi River to the east there are countless options.
Crazy guy on a bike dot com has hundreds of ride reports on just…[Read more]
Generally the rains blow through in 1 to 2 hours. Just sit it out and you can stay dry. Ride fast enough and you can stay in the rain all day. Check the radar app on your smart phone. That is the best way to monitor the rain. I have cheap (<$40) and expensive (>$200) rain coats. I take the light weight – stuff able – cheap ones on ragbrai. It…[Read more]