Aaron Gulley

Aaron Gulley

Aaron Gulley is a Nigerian-born travel and adventure writer. He has covered the world from Bali to Namibia for Outside and writes a regular column for the magazine about cycling and bike culture.

The Best Affordable Bike Components

There's a lot of grousing out there right now over the high price of bikes and bike parts. But in June, SRAM announced its GX Eagle MTB group, which brings the pinnacle of mountain bike drivetrain...

The Case for Camping Alone (Sometimes)

For the last week, I camped alone in the high mountains of Colorado. It might sound weird or misanthropic to go camping solo, but I’d prescribe it every time over antidepressants or a shrink.

Is the Chevy Colorado Enough Truck?

Since we bought Artemis the Airstream one and half years ago, the truck we use for towing, a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, has been mostly an afterthought, a conveyance for our rolling home. Yet we...

Why I Love the One Gore-Tex Active Bike Jacket

The only way rain would ever catch me out these days is if I left my jacket at home, and the One Gore-Tex Active Bike Jacket ($280) is so light and packable that it eliminates any excuses for not...

Four Go-to Camper Meals

At home in Santa Fe, I joke that if Jen cooks, she will dirty every pot, pan, and serving platter in the kitchen. That’s endearing if you have the endless prep space and running water of home,...

Are Cross-Country Mountain Bikes Dead?

Are XC race bikes obsolete except for at the highest echelon of the sport? As good and light as trail and all-mountain bikes have become, should the average rider even consider buying a racer anymore...

Tested: The Best New Bikepacking Bags

To find out how some of the newer bikepacking gear stacks up, I've been testing kit from four of the more easily recognizable brands: Blackburn, Salsa, Specialized, and Topeak. The test period...

Alberto Contador Is Retiring from Cycling

Alberto Contador, the most winning grand tour cyclist of his generation and one of the greatest cyclists in history, announced this week that he will retire at the finish of the 2017 Vuelta a España...

How Much Should You Spend for a Good Road Bike?

I decided it would be useful to compare a range of road bike models. So I ordered and have been riding a couple budget road bikes alongside some more-refined, higher-end bikes. This is not intended...

The Case for Traveling Slowly

Do yourself a favor: Book shorter legs and stop in unexpected spots. You might be surprised at all the little treasures you find

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