Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spotlight : Tom Radley

I recently sent a set of questions to the illustrious Tom Radley, who has been leading tours with Adventure Cycling since 1997! Tom will be guiding participants this year on both Cycle Utah and Cycle the Gorge, and, of course, … Continue reading

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My First Bike Trip (Part 2 of 4)

I ended last week’s post by writing that Nancy and I had “… nothing before us but the open road.” I neglected to mention that over the next 50 miles the open road climbed from sea level to Stevens Pass, … Continue reading

Posted in Biking Without Borders | 1 Comment

Behold the Tallac Behold

For years, I’ve noticed people using their water bottle cages to carry tools and other miscellaneous gear on day rides, as well as on tours. The most common carrying technique I have seen is cutting off the narrow neck near … Continue reading

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Bottle Exchange

One of the few racing cyclists I met while I was in Cuba was a young man named Alexie. He came over to chat with me in a small town in the province of Pinar del Rio (west of Havana). … Continue reading

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Updating in Session

The routes and mapping crew is in the midst of a map reprinting and updating session. This time around my piece of the pie includes the North Lakes Route Sections 2 & 3, which cover the distance between Conover, Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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Follow Up: Virginia’s U.S. Bicycle Routes

On January 14, this lively group gathered in Ashland, VA, to discuss the short-term and long-term strategies for making Virginia’s U.S. Bicycle Routes better (they were originially established in 1982). The attendees included local and state bicycle advocates representing the … Continue reading

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Off-road and Online

Who makes the smallest pack-size solo tent? If you’re traveling lightweight and only carrying two pairs of shorts maximum, how do you prevent saddle sores? What’s the weather like on the Colorado Trail in August? If you have a question … Continue reading

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