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May 15th 2012 - Written by: Kelsy

Travel Tuesday: Three Sure-fire Ways to Recover from Jet lag

by Serena Bishop Gordon

Three sure-fire ways to recover from jet lag…

  1. Mountain Biking: Two wheels and tacky trails
  2. Coffee and Cake
  3. Whiskey Tasting

Our trajectory to Scotland felt like traveling into the future, or maybe the past – but instead of a clean break, we lost half a day, never saw the sun go down and arrived in Scotland after close to 24 hours of consistent daylight. Exhausted but invigorated, we did our best to beat jet lag. Our first full day in Peebles, Scotland, located in the Borders Region just 40 kilometers south of Edinburgh, presented us with relatively clear skies and loads to explore.

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August 31st 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

I Bike Copenhagen: Song + Video

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

What’s better than a Danish music video about cycling in Copenhagen? Not a whole lot.

Don’t speak Danish? Not to worry, Copenhagenize has the lyrics for you.


August 3rd 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Coffee + Cycling = The Ultimate Combo?

After watching this video, we’re pretty sure the answer is yes. Thank you Europeans.

Caffeine from Big Col on Vimeo.

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!


July 25th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: Stockholm, Sweden

A sunny summer day in Stockholm, perfect for taking the family out for a ride. Even better when the child seat matches the color of your bike.

Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.

Image: Anna Brones


July 6th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Le Velo: Can You Bike with a Baguette?

We just can’t get enough of this video. Biking with baguettes? So hip.

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!


June 13th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: A Foggy Track

It’s no traditional bike lane or path, but we love this photo of a foggy ride in the Peak District of Britain.

Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.

Image: publicenergy


May 16th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: Antwerp

Instead of a simple stripe of paint, bike lanes in Antwerp, Belgium are marked with these metal circles, making your ride look just a little cooler.

Image: 4nitsirk


May 3rd 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Skiing Fresh Spring Tracks in the Alps

The view in Solden, Austria

As I hit the “Confirm Purchase” tab on the airline website, my stomach wrenched in doubt. I had just purchased a roundtrip ticket from Durango to Zurich and there was no turning back. As I don’t live in a cave, I was well aware that Europe was having the worst winter on record. Not only had it been dry since January, the 2 week forecast didn’t look promising for the white stuff.

However, skiing in the Alps was still skiing in the Alps. Having been fortunate enough to ski in the Alps more than a dozen times, I had still never had a trip that wasn’t epic. Sure, I had had some sub-par trips for snow, but I had always managed to gorge myself on buttery pastries, good strong coffee and exceptional regional cuisine.

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April 25th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: Copenhagen

It’s hard to not love Copenhagen…

Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.

Image: Fietsberaad


March 14th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: Copenhagen

Ah, Copenhagen. A bike lover’s dream city.

In fact, in all of Denmark, 36% of adults ride their bike to work at least once a week, and 44% of Danish households don’t own a car.

Copenhagen alone has over 340 kilometers of bike lanes. Which is why we have a serious crush on it.

Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.

Image: marksdk


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