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3 Amazing Bikepacking & Touring Trips

by Jill Schuman | November 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is bikepacking?

Photo courtesy of Jeff Moser

Why drive when you can ride? Bikepacking offers the freedom of a road-trip with the mentality of a backpacking trip. Hop on the stationary or pull your bike out of storage for a bit of training, because you'll want to get in shape for these three amazing bikepacking itineraries!

The Alpine Loop, Colorado

Bikepacking the Alpine Loop Silverton Colorado

Photo courtesy of robert thigpen

Let's start close to home with the 80 mile Alpine Loop in Silverton, Colorado. This high country 4x4 road takes in some of the most impressive scenery in the Lower 48. The Alpine Loop, which is primarily used by four-wheelers, isn't technical, but includes some epic climbs up to 12,500 ft. and plenty of high-altitude exercise. Don't worry, the views are worth every drop of sweat! 

Oregon Coast, Oregon

Oregon Coast bike touring

Tidepool Bridge, Oregon Coast, photo courtesy of Jonathan Miske
Needless to say, the Pacific Northwest is gorgeous. Why not enjoy 380 miles of the Oregon coastline from the seat of your bicycle? Most cyclists take 5-6 days to complete the route, which follows the fabled Highway 101. There are plenty of campsites along the way, making this an affordable week vacation! 

The Cairngorms Loop, Scotland

Cairngorms bikepacking Scotland

Photo courtesy of hendry_670
Take in the rugged Scottish highlands while circumnavigating the UK's largest national park. This off-road bikepacking trip is 181 miles long and is on unpaved tracks nearly the entire way. This route is best for experienced mountain bikers, as you'll find yourself on steep single tracks in remote, rugged terrain. 
Insider's tip: Some of our customers use eNZees Foot Soother to prevent rash inside their cycling shorts. Give it a try on your next ride! 


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3 Unique Ways eNZees Can Alleviate Foot Pain (and more!)

by Jill Schuman | April 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

eNZees Foot Soother isn’t just for preventing blisters. We’ve heard from users across the country who have come up with unique ways to use our wool that we’d never even thought of. Check out these great ideas below and see how eNZees Foot Soother can help you!

Padding in Climbing Shoes 

One of our customers was experiencing some serious discomfort around her toes while climbing multi-pitch routes here in Colorado. The tight toe box of her climbing shoes was causing the nail on her big toe to “cut” into the side the adjacent toe. The solution? She now wraps eNZees around her big toes before putting her shoes on for longer climbs.

Reduce Friction in Cycling Shorts 

Cycling by Tejvan Pettinger

We’d never have thought of this! Last summer, a customer and avid cyclist developed sensitive skin in his cycling shorts caused by friction. In a stroke of genius, if we do say so ourselves!, he tried eNZees. “Low and behold, a strip on eNZees Foot Soother pressed into place inside the bike shorts and the problem (was) solved!!!! Cannot believe just one ride and the area felt better after the ride than before it.”

Added Comfort for Dress Shoes 

Heels by Hernán Piñera

They might look great, but dress shoes – pumps, heels, even loafers – aren’t always the most comfortable. We’ve heard from many of our customers in “the big city” who stuff the toes of their dress shoes with eNZees to add just a little extra cushion. Try it out next time you get dolled up and let us know if it removes any foot pain!

Do you have a unique use for eNZees? Let us know – you might be able to help others with the same problem.



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