Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ritchey Break Away Frames

A few months ago I put up a post about S&S couplings. Reading through some of the comments on that post, I was thrilled to see someone mention the Ritchey Break Away system. While Ritchey does not offer a true … Continue reading

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La Lamparita

I listen to this recording and I’m transported back inside the shack of a roadside restaurant in Baja California. It’s 1991 and I’m on my first bike trip in a non-English speaking country. I don’t speak the language. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Frugal Cyclist in Missoula

Adventure Cycling is excited to be sponsoring a fabulous bike touring event close to home! Willie Weir, adventure cyclist extraordinaire (and columnist on this blog and for Adventure Cyclist magazine) will be presenting next Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 7:00pm … Continue reading

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Going Off Route

I recently corresponded with a touring cyclist, Dave, who has lived on our TransAmerica Bicycle Trail route near Springfield, Oregon, since the Bikecentennial days. He’s seen his share of cyclists passing through, some only a few days into their trip … Continue reading

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Bicycle Tours = Bonding Moments

Long tour or short, it seems like the bicycle is the perfect vehicle for making new friendships and bonding with important people in our lives. Sarah and Sue were friends in college. Last year, they reconnected by participating in just … Continue reading

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80 for Haiti: Cyclists Unite

Many of you have already contributed to the Haiti relief effort but if you haven’t, or would like to do more, consider getting involved with the upcoming “80 for Haiti” event hosted by AdventureCORPS which starts and ends in Pine … Continue reading

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Montana on my Mind

I think a lot about how lucky I am that the Adventure Cycling headquarters are located in Montana; I’ve traveled quite a bit and I’ll say with complete honesty that I’ve never been anywhere that’s held the same allure as … Continue reading

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