Posts about Adventure cycling as of October 29, 2009

29 10 2009
07/20/2009
On the way to telluride. The free gondola to Mountain Village. Near the top and near the storms. A small western town with a big atmosphere. Monarch pass on the Continental Divide, Yeah I am tired. Cowboys near Gunnison. Our highest point since we rode in the Himalaya. This rattlesnake was two feet from my leg, he was worried I would run him over I was worried he would bite me. The last of the rockies for us.
I Just Wrecked at 25mphrealgeeksride.com
07/19/2009
It’s been over a week since our last post. Thanks for the support and understanding that finding Internet and time has been rough. Joe and I have been in the woods camping, starting fires to fend off mosquitoes, and have joined a group of cyclists. The geek part is still with us, as any outlet we see is an oppotunity to charge our electronics. We have been biking for the past few days with 7 people that we met in Yellowstone. Joe and I had been getting along great and this just bumped our spirits to the next level.
07/18/2009
Greetings from Strumica, Macedonia! I’m currently circling an area near the border of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece… and while it’s blistering hot here, it’s also incredibly beautiful. I’m killing a few days by exploring this little-traveled area of the Balkans before heading with my bike to Athens, Greece – the final destination for my 2009 European bicycle touring adventure. The reason for this post, however, is because there’s been a lot going on here at Bicycle Touring Pro over the past couple days.
07/17/2009
by David Phillips Choose among a fine selection of Anglesey cottages to make the most of your break on this island off the North Wales coast, where you will discover a number of great places to visit. You know that you have chosen a great sunny location for your self-catering holiday cottage in Anglesey because the island gets its reputation for a pleasant climate due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. Whether you are a very active person looking for water sports adventure, cycling or wa
07/17/2009
by David Phillips Choose among a fine selection of Anglesey cottages to make the most of your break on this island off the North Wales coast, where you will discover a number of great places to visit. You know that you have chosen a great sunny location for your self-catering holiday cottage in Anglesey because the island gets its reputation for a pleasant climate due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream.
07/17/2009
by David Phillips Choose among a fine selection of Anglesey cottages to make the most of your break on this island off the North Wales coast, where you will discover a number of great places to visit. You know that you have chosen a great sunny location for your self-catering holiday cottage in Anglesey because the island gets its reputation for a pleasant climate due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. Whether you are a very active person looking for water sports adventure, cycling or wa
Bamboo: The Green Wondernewdream.org
07/16/2009
When Penicillin was accidentally discovered in 1928 it set off a revolution of antibiotics and drastically improved our quality of life.  Bamboo has the potential to do this for the green movement, providing the same standard of living we are used to but at a much smaller cost to the environment.  Green Biz just recently did a piece on the rapidly growing nature of the bamboo market.  According to their article bamboo sequesters 4 times the amount of carbon compared to hardwoods and takes only 3 years v.
07/16/2009
Just half an hour ago, there was some talk in our office about using maps. Half an hour later, I came across an article on the use of maps and Google Earth in a book. 360 Degrees Longitude is about one family’s journey around the world. Via Google Earth blog A book called ” 360 Degrees Longitude ” is about a family of four who decided to spend a year traveling around the world. The book documents their journey – but, I’m especially intrigued by their use of the Internet, maps, and Google Earth to help people follow the places they went, and view the pictures they took.
07/16/2009
NOTE: The 50 free Adventure Cycling memberships mentioned in this article have already been given away. I’m sorry, but there are no more available free memberships. Today is a great day for BicycleTouringPro.com readers. “Why is it a great day?” you ask. It’s a great day because the Adventure Cycling Association has given me permission to hand out 50 FREE Adventure Cycling memberships to my readers (that’s YOU)! To get your free membership (a $40 value), all you have to do is register here .


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 29, 2009

29 10 2009
Cycling out of Kathmandu.cycleforchange.wordpress.com
08/04/2009
Saturday brought an early start and finally the chance to get on the road. After a week of meetings and organising we decided to get our fill of culture and cycled off to the Swayamohunatha Stupa. Our first stop before heading into the mountains for a shake out ride.Amanda and the bikes at the StupaThe noise and bustle of the city waking up, the stench of rotting garbage, and the smell of the funeral fires as we crossed the river welcomed us to Kathmandu proper and the beginning of what was to be an eventful day.
08/04/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More National parks might seem like natural destinations for family car trips or RV excursions, but they also have many factors that make them ideal for bicycle travel. The park scenery — be it desert sands, forests, or challenging mountains — can be enjoyed better from a bicycle saddle than […]read the entire article
08/03/2009
Well, Bob and I got off eventually. After a pleasant train journey to Malvern I popped off down to see Bob and Rose and to make the most important choice of the weekend — where to go. The two of us were as indecisive as ever but eventually we decided that we were in a seaside kind of a mind. We parked the car at Goodwick which was once a picturesque little village but which these days is just above the ferry terminal at Fishguard. After a quick coffee in the Beaches café (there are no beaches here) we shot off along the Pembrokeshire path.
08/03/2009
Listen Here = http://www.prescottyellowpages.com/Video/MP3/Kansas_interview.mp3 We met the guys from the  Kansas Cyclist Podcast through a Twitter post Cindie made while riding across Kansas.  We conducted the interview while in Omaha getting ready for RAGBRAI.  The original PodCast file was longer but I edited the file (above) down to just the part with our interview.
08/02/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More Spring might seem to be the best time to dial in the fit of your bicycle, but some riders may notice that necks and backs begin to pinch a little during long summer bike rides. For me, it’s a sore knee brought on by too many uphill miles […]read the entire article
08/01/2009
Bicycle Touring Pro reader, Thomas Hickenbottom, recently sent me the following email: Darren, There’s the debate going on about whether to use 26? wheels/tires or 700c…whats your take on this …also what about clinchers versus disc brakes…thank you for your consideration….I’m going to have a touring bike built soon and would love to have your input on these two very important considerations…thank you for your time and watch out for cars!!! Thomas Hickenbottom First of all, I don’t know if there is any reason to debate wheel sizes.
07/31/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More The Centers for Disease Control issued 24 recommendations last week that communities could employ to beat one of the nation’s biggest health crises — obesity. In one instance in the report, the CDC suggested that communities build bike lanes and shared paths to encourage folks to get out on […]read the entire article
07/30/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More New York City curbed one of the biggest obstacles to riding a bicycle to work — finding a secure place to park your ride. The Bicycle Access Bill passed by the City Council on Wednesday requires that building owners provide access to freight elevators for bicycle commuters so […]read the entire article
07/30/2009
Jan Heine is well known in randonneuring circles. I can absolutely say that it is largely due to his magazine, Bicycle Quarterly , that I am a randonneur, albeit a beginner, today. In addition to the Quarterly , Jan also wrote the text for The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles . The beautiful photography is by Jean-Pierre Praderes. Jan’s latest, The Competition Bicycle, also features the photography of Jean-Pierre Praderes. The Seattle Times recently ran a story about Jan that you can find here .
07/30/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More Universal Sports, the network that brought us live streaming of the Giro d’Italia, is following up with live online and delayed broadcasts of the 2009 Vuelta a Espana which rolls out from August 29 to September 20. All 21 stages will be shown live at UniversalSports.com every morning, […]read the entire article


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 28, 2009

28 10 2009
10/28/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More Bicyclists in Seattle should feel fortunate that the creators of Ride the City chose their town as the latest addition to the online bike-route mapping tool. Since launching the website for New York City last year, Vaidila Kungys and Jordan Anderson have added Chicago, Austin, Louisville, San Diego and now Seattle to […]read the entire article


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 28, 2009

28 10 2009
Bicycle on Your Alaska Cruise Touralaskacruisedealsblog.com
10/27/2009
Are you an avid cyclist?  If so, Bike & Cruise Tours has a summer Alaska cruise deal that’s tailor made just for you! Geared towards the intermediate cyclist, each port of call includes 15-28 miles of bicycle touring.  A support van is always close at hand, and local Alaskan bicycle enthusiasts accompany the group to ensure […] No related posts.


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 27, 2009

27 10 2009
10/27/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More The organizers of the 2010 Giro d’Italia announced a rigorous 2,118-mile route last weekend for the bike race that rolls out from May 8 to 30. With the rescheduling of the 2010 Tour of California to May 16-23, pro cycling teams and their members will have to choose […]read the entire article


Posts about Adventure cycling as of October 27, 2009

27 10 2009
Spend Your Holiday With Bicycledisabilityshop.org
07/27/2009
Holidays, anywhere in the world, an adventure, cycling and walking are the best ways to do this. But, as for a vacation, planning is the first crucial step towards embarking on a bicycle,there are some aspects of the trip to check in before the journey can begin. The first and most important task is to ensure the health of a person. Cycling is a sport of strength, creativity and a willingness to be raw. People are not obliged to his partner in the training of Lance Armstrong, but they must at least be able, with the group to date.
Spend Your Holiday With Bicycleardds-editions.org
07/27/2009
Holidays, anywhere in the world, an adventure, cycling and walking are the best ways to do this. But, as for a vacation, planning is the first crucial step towards embarking on a bicycle . There are some aspects of the trip to check in before the journey can begin. The first and most important task is to ensure the health of a person. Cycling is a sport of strength, creativity and a willingness to be raw. People are not obliged to his partner in the training of Lance Armstrong, but they must at least be able, with the group to date.
Subscribe to “I Love Bicycle Travel”twinriverscyclists.wordpress.com
07/26/2009
McCracken, whose mild manner conceals a mad cyclist with dreams of self-supported bike touring around the world, sends the fist in a series of videos on YouTube from Adventure cycling promoting well, adventure cycling. This first one is predicatably full of advice to “go beyond your comfort zone.” But look beyond the first video in this series. Subscribe to the Adventure Cycling Association channel. You’ll find lots of interesting cycling videos.–Corrie If the video doesn’t show up, follow this link.
07/25/2009
Today was interesting…. Inspired by the 11,000 mile adventure of the Project Tandem cyclists the other day, and after reading stories in the Adventure Cycling magazine, I again fell prey to the cycling bug  and ordered a touring bike… a Surly Long Haul Trucker (frame description).Also, I’ve been a bit disappointed with my current saddle…..
Day 28 – Lander to Jeffrey Citypannierpeople.typepad.com
07/24/2009
53 miles We had bumped into a cyclist in Lander on our day off outside Safeway, Kim, a guy who was cycling the Idaho – Colorado section of the TransAm route, and it was him who started to put the frighteners on us about Jeffrey City. This was an old Uranium mining town that at one point housed around 10,000 people and a thriving community delving into the ground for ‘Mineral X’. The mine closed in 1980 and since then the town has become a modern day ghost town.
07/23/2009
RT @advcyclingassoc 100 free Adventure Cycling memberships – for new members only – sign up here:…
We made the journey (Phoenix, and I)!ultrarunbikevegan.blogspot.com
07/21/2009
Myself, my awesome fixed gear beauty, Brad Mattingly, and his treasured steed. The stone…. with my fixed gear warrior named Phoenix. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes;


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 26, 2009

26 10 2009
10/26/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More Between the heavy rains on Friday and the fog on Sunday, Saturday was the archetypal fall day on an American college campus.I can confidently use such a highfalutin word referring to Jungian psychology after attending a lecture by one of my son’s profs at a parent’s weekend […]read the entire article


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 25, 2009

25 10 2009
10/25/2009
http://wwwbicycletouringpro.com/blog   Bicycle Touring Pro.com posted a lightload Towels product review in writing and with a you tube video . Bicycle Touring Pro is dedicated to the traveling cyclist. Lightload Towels is the premier travel towel for bikers, hikers, travelers and other outdoor minded people. It’s a neat site with a lot of information on products and services. The product reviewer, Darren Alf  liked the lightload Towels but doubted the durability of the product for more than a week on the road.


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
10/13/2009
For those of us in the Tampa Bay area, another Bicycle Bash has come and gone. This year’s Bicycle Bash by the Bay was in a new venue (Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg), had some new sponsors and was even better-attended than previous years. It was a celebration of pure bikie love under the trees! While Bikecommuters.com didn’t have a tent this year, I still wanted to share coverage of the event for those of you who couldn’t make it down.


Posts about Adventure cycling as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
10/22/2009
Underground Railroad Bicycle Route The history of this remarkable period comes alive as you pedal along the corridor that traces the Underground Railroad route from the Deep South to Canada. This bicycle route memorializes the Underground Railroad, a network of clandestine routes by which African freedom seekers attempted to escape for many years before and during the Civil War. You can watch a short video about the creation of the UGRR (in four segments) on our YouTube Channel .