Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bicycle Costumes for Halloween

Halloween is a day away, but it’s not too late to late to get a cycling oriented costume together. Here are some ideas that you could have fun with: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure: The tricky part will be tracking down … Continue reading

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Sharing the Road

I am always one to look for a route with as little traffic as possible. Dealing with the noise and safety issues of lots of cars and trucks really can bring my travel spirits down. Portugal has been amazing. Kat … Continue reading

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Adventure Cycling is Headed to Wisconsin!

On Wednesday, November 3, grab your cycling buddies, friends, and family, and join Adventure Cycling Association for a special regional gathering and party in Fox Point at the Wheel and Sprocket North Shore Store from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  Adventure … Continue reading

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Mobile Maps in our Future?

I think I’m about to ask a loaded question. It stems from a presentation I attended a couple of weeks ago at the NACIS Annual Meeting (North American Cartographic Information Society). It’s about maps and mobile devices. Are you ready? … Continue reading

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Missouri Forging Ahead to Designate USBR 76

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Saint Louis, Missouri, to meet with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) and the bicycle community about the U.S. Bicycle Route System. You can see a few of us above … Continue reading

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Fitting Bags for Trails

There was a time when most bikepackers were literally backpackers with bikes, hoisting top-heavy, backbreaking loads on their shoulders while riding mountain bikes through the woods. These days, mountain bikers have several different options for hauling camping gear, from traditional … Continue reading

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Riding Alone

Recently I’ve been riding by myself more. This is unusual for me. It’s not that I’m really afraid to ride alone, it’s just that I’m a little out of my element. I’ve gone on long backpacking trips alone, and I … Continue reading

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