The Rouleur Podcast
Rouleur Tech Podcast - The Bicycling Nomad
Next time you feel like moaning about the weight of your bike-packing rig, spare a thought for the members of the Buffalo Soldiers Bicycle Corps, the black US soldiers who rode 1900 miles across gravel roads on heavy steel single speeds loaded down with military kit. Their expeditions, in the late 1890s, were designed to demonstrate the efficiency of transporting soldiers by bike rather than horse or foot. Modern-day explorer Erick Cedeño, known as The Bicycle Nomad, was captivated by their story and determined that it should be more widely known. He's recently retraced their journey, although on slightly more modern equipment. Dan Cavallari has been talking to him.
You can watch video of Erick and Dan on this link: