This post starts a new segment about my upcoming trans America bike trip in May. Firstly though, I'll need to transform my '08 Gary Fisher 'Big Sur' hardtail mountain bike into a touring machine. I see that a lot of people out there have questions as to how to retrofit mountain bikes with the proper equipment for touring, so I'm going to do it here and show you how.
Old Man Mountain, a small company out of California that makes bombproof racks, but specializes in racks for hardtails with disk brakes and even rear suspension. I have the "Red Rock" model for about a year now, and I've been very pleased with it.