Monthly Archives: July 2010

Crank Brothers Candy Pedals

While most often seen on mountain bikes, the Crank Brothers Candy pedals are an excellent option for touring. Building on their popular Egg Beater pedal, the company’s Candy series has a small platform, measuring 3″ wide by 2.5″ long, to … Continue reading

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Bicycle Camping #4–Laos

Wild camping is usually as easy as pulling off the road and finding a flat, secluded spot. Not so in Laos. In a country with the distinction of having the worst unexploded ordinance problem in the world … you don’t … Continue reading

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Food for 5, Beer for 1

It’s been striking to me how little has been written on the Adventure Cycling blog about one of the key elements of bike travel: food! So much about gear, emotions, places — but what about the carbs, flavors, and recipes? … Continue reading

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Portraits on the Pacific Coast Route

The journeys of others often inspire creativity in those of us homebound (for the time being!). This was the case for Adventure Cycling life member and professional writer and photographer Mark Johnson. A couple of summers ago, while hosting two … Continue reading

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The East Coast Greenway Alliance: Partners in the U.S. Bicycle Route System

Today’s guest column is by Dennis Markatos-Soriano, executive director of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The East Coast Greenway is a great partner for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, as their route has been under development for a number of … Continue reading

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Web Resources for Touring Cyclists: Updates, Routes, Accommodations

Last year I wrote several posts about free online resources that may be helpful for cycle tourists. My September 2009 post listed Adventure Cycling’s core website resources, while my second post in October 2009 reported on updates to our online … Continue reading

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Fresh Cycling/Touring Gear Preview from Europe

In my former life as a software salesman, I spent what seemed like 30 percent of my waking hours working the floor in massive trade show exhibition halls. One of the reasons I became a photojournalist was so that I … Continue reading

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