A wealth of technical information, and a glossary of bike terms from the late great Sheldon Brown.
The Park Tool website offers some helpful illustrated articles on basic repair and maintenance.
YouTube is an excellent source of technical information. Type a repair topic into the search box (e.g., "install ISIS bottom bracket") and you'll get simple and clear instructional videos.
Bike Forums is a searchable forum for bicycle enthusiasts. Here you can find reviews of bikes, components and gear as well as a wealth of other bike-related information. You must be a member to post, but anyone can read and search the forums.
If you obsessively count grams on your road bike build, then you must get aquainted with the weight weenies listings - a comprehensive list of both claimed and actual weights of many bicycle components.
Bicycle Tutor has video tutorials for bicycle repair and maintenance.
Bike Travel & Adventure
Pedaltours, Vacations for cyclists since 1985. New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, India, from 2-23 days. www.pedaltours.co.nz 888-222-9187
Great Explorations, Great bike journeys of the world. North America, Central America, Europe, Indochina. www.great-explorations.com 800-242-1825
Other Information and Links
Here is a huge collection of bike pics organized by type and make. You may submit pics of your own "current classic."
Velospace is a portfolio of hundreds of bike pics to give you ideas for your next project.
The "Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery" is an ever-growing collection of dedicated touring bikes loaded for the long haul. All photo submissions must depict fully-loaded bikes with both front and rear panniers.
The Adventure Cycling Association offers resources for the bicycle tourer. Their route system and maps are extremely well-researched and meticulously updated.
Slowtwitch.com is an excellent resource for cyclists and triathletes. You don't have to be a member to read the informative discussion threads.
Beginner Triathlete has training plans, discussion forums and informative articles for triathletes. Registration is free.
Roadbike Review has information and objective reviews of the latest bikes, components and gear.