Monthly Archives: October 2009

Boo Cycles

Boo Cycles does not have a touring bike available at the moment, but there are three reasons I want to talk about them today. 1. Boo Cycles creator Nick Frey not only has the riding experience under his belt, but … Continue reading

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Two Giants

Every once in a while you run into a giant. A tree that stops you in your tire tracks and warrants a couple of hours of your life. The giant on the right dwells in a sleepy town, barely on … Continue reading

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More Miles in Missouri?

One of the first routes I remember working on for Adventure Cycling Association is the Great Rivers Route where approximately one third of the route runs through Missouri, including a spur into St. Louis. Why does this matter now? Last … Continue reading

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USBRS in Oregon and Michigan’s Mid America Trails and Greenways Conference

I am presently at the Mid America Trails and Greenways Conference, participating in a full-day session entitled Connecting Mid America with Trails and Greenways. Not only am I learning about the various trail projects happening across the region (Kentucky, Illinois, … Continue reading

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A Tours Testimonial: Community, Camaraderie, and Transformation

Even my mom always says it’s not appropriate to spend a lot of time patting yourself on the back. However, I feel like this is a special case: I really want to share this fantastic testimonial from a recent C&O/G.A.P. … Continue reading

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Blue Roads Going Green?

Remember that classic country song by Crystal Gayle, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?” You don’t? Oh well, regardless, in a twist on its title, in Michigan they could soon be singing, “Don’t it make my blue roads green?” … Continue reading

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Raleigh Sojourn Touring Bike

One reason I have always been drawn to touring bikes is because they manage to withstand the test of time in many regards. They avoid trends, incorporate ideas that have been proven by time, and through simplicity, look very classy. … Continue reading

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