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e-Book Review: Panniers & Peanut Butter by Laura Crawford and Russ Roca

My wife and I had the great honor of hosting Laura and Russ a few month ago as they traveled through our corner of the world.  We’ve hosted many bike tourists, but none as well known. We’ve been following their journey off and on, occasionally checking in on their blog to see where they are and who they have met.  It has been both entertaining and enlightening to vicariously explore along with them.  If you are a follower of their journey, you can help keep the fun going by purchasing their e-book (does this sound like an NPR pledge drive?).

Laura and Russ (Path Less Pedaled) begin their e-book with a hopeful note to those of us with limited time or commitments to career and family which keep us firmly anchored in place.  Every bike tour does not need to be an “epic endeavor”.  With that hopeful note, they begin a discussion of touring styles from the overnighter (s24o) to longer trips.  The message being to “just get out there” and explore. 

From there they move on to more specific details of the gear they’ve used; from bikes to pillows to panniers.  Some have active links to purchase, and they are quite clear that a small portion will go into their travel fund.  There are other active links to useful websites.  The e-book has a great layout and features some wonderful photography.  The cost is twenty dollars and downloads as a pdf file.  And you’ll be helping a very nice young couple live the dream!

Get yours here:  Path Less Pedaled

 Thanks for reading, Jack

Categories: Featured Riders
  1. October 22, 2010 at 9:37 am


    I just read on BikingInLA that Russ and Laura have decided to “over winter” in Portland. Looks like they are going to do some consolidation of stuff from their travels through the year and then hit the road again next spring. I’m sorry that I missed their passage through our area…

    – Zeke

  2. The Velo Hobo
    October 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Portland. Tough place to winter, but I understand it’s a bike friendly city.

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