It’s Almost Here…
We are very excited to announce that we will be launching our first e-book on Monday!
Panniers & Peanut Butter is a comprehensive gear guide, based on what we have used, broken, tried and lusted after over the past 14 months on the road. We get so many questions about all the little details about what we pack and carry (and why) – and we finally sat down and put it all into one neat package.
Panniers & Peanut Butter is 75 pages, over 20,000 words. It goes way beyond a simple list of our stuff, or even a technical look at the pros and cons of different items. It’s chock-full of photos, tips, stories, lessons – and probably everything you could want to know about all of our gear.
From the Introduction:
We have a love-hate relationship with Peanut Butter. It is the quintessential vagabonding food: easy to find, easy to carry, full of protein, can be eaten cold. Try as we might, we haven’t found another single food item that stacks up to peanut butter. And, after eating peanut butter every day for the past year, trust us when we say we’ve tried to find another option. Peanut butter stays with us, like the rest of our beloved gear, because we know we can rely on it.
In a strange way, peanut butter is the benchmark to which adventure gear must match up. It is reliable and doesn’t require a lot of fuss – because when you’re on a bicycle tour for an indefinite amount of time, the few things you bring with you HAVE to work, and work well.
Whether you’re new to bike touring or a veteran of the road, you will find useful information in Panniers & Peanut Butter, all presented in an approachable (and very thorough) way.
The Launch Details:
Panniers & Peanut Butter goes on sale on Monday, September 20 at 9:00am EST. Check back here on Monday for the purchase link!
Cost per book is $20.
Laura September 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Lyle- Yes! An e-book is really just a fancy PDF that you’ll download to your computer or other device. We haven’t yet figured out how to translate to a Kindle or Nook format, but we’re working on it. Thanks!
ethan September 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Something good on a Monday. Nice.
(I have a Nook. It’s supposed to read PDFs so I’ll let you know how that works.)
April September 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Hah, I hate peanut butter. Matter of fact, I dislike all nut butters. I wish I did like them, for the reasons you mention!
BirdonBike September 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm
Although not always at the ready in the US of A, nutella is a good alternative when cycling, especially the generic varieties available widely in Europe : ) We will look forward to the regional variety of e-books to come from your adventures, in addition to this one. It was great to meet the two of you, and, who knows, perhaps some day we might share a generous stretch of road. Baltimore Chad and, my better half, Jowita (yo-v-ta). Cheers
Jimmy September 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm
SpencerSalmon September 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm
I can’t wait!!
Ken September 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Well, if you’re gonna include a photo of me on the contents page (Durham S24O), then I suppose I have to consider a purchase, don’t I…?…. Hope the book is a great success. Enjoy the rest of the great Northeast.
Bryan September 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Please consider putting the book up for sale as a dead tree version (like on Blurb.com or similar). Even if it’s more expensive (so you make the same amount of profit, I’d much rather have a permanent copy in my library than an eBook that won’t work in 20 years.
That said, we’re definitely buying a copy… your blog has been very entertaining for my wife and I. Keep up the good work!
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Will there be a digital version available? 😀