I’ve wanted to add a dynamo lighting and charging setup to my bikepacking bike for a while. I love the idea of a light that never needs batteries and a phone that never runs out of charge. For long distance and/or remote touring a dynamo setup really comes into its own, adding extra autonomy to your escape pod.
Author Archive for: Matt Quirk
About Matt Quirk
Matt is one half of the Good Rotations team.
He first hit New Zealand’s shores as a wide eyed cycle tourist on a year visa to explore the country on two wheels. Growing up in the heady days of BMX (the first time around), the bicycle obsession is deep rooted. After serving time as a bicycle messenger for several years, he escaped the UK for the land of the long white cloud.
Simple steel workhorse bikes that can be loaded up for long valley explorations are his buzz right now.
Wanaka had its inaugural Tweed Ride last week! We had a rollicking time of it, with a fine showing of ‘old faithfuls’ going as far back as the 1930’s.
Tough as flatties Lately I’ve been trialling Shimano Saint flat pedals for touring and general day to day riding. It came about as a bit of an accident that I […]
Talk about synchronicty… (we’ll wait while you do). This custom ski mountaineering fat bike was made for accessing some steep ice climbing, without the monster backpack and snow trudge. Much more […]
Remember, “Klunking is best away from the cars, the cops, and the concrete.” Here’s some great old footage from the legendary Repack race from the beginnings of mountain biking, when […]