From the Journal


These days, Rene Herse Cycles is often associated with gravel and bikepacking, so it may come as a surprise that my love of cycling started on the road. Growing up in Germany, my family lived at the edge of a small village on a popular training route. Seeing groups of racers whizz by… read more

To Humptulips Ridge and Back

Four years ago, I first attempted to reach Humptulips Ridge. It was the first year of the pandemic. There were no races, and group rides were frowned upon. Vaccines were not yet available, and nobody knew yet what was safe and what wasn’t. But I yearned for big adventures. I figured that riding… read more

Berthoud Re-Stock and Tech Trials Bags

We just received a new shipment from Berthoud in France. Included are Ted King’s favorite mirrors in silver and black. Machined from aluminum, these mirrors plug into the end of your (drop) handlebars. They are small and unobtrusive, yet they give you a good view of what’s approaching from behind. We also got a… read more

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