In the beginning, there was…

The feeling of earth drifting past your body is to know one’s progress. I didn’t think it would be like this. Surely, taking a month-long bike tour across several states is a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, but I didn’t expect the state of mind I experienced the morning of my departure. […]

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The symbol of the road ahead

A journey untouched is an adventure soon known. Just think about it. As I approach the final week of preparation for my trip, I can’t help but wonder what I’m forgetting. After months of anticipation, the concept has to become a reality if all the work already put forth is to mean anything, and that’s […]

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The dude a-rides

To move a distance one need know their feet. Or wheels if riding a bike. Riding around the neighborhood, even if you find yourself 20 some miles away from home, always falls a little short of preparing you for a bike tour. It can be good exercise training, but if your destination is ultimately your […]

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So how do you fix a bike?

The journey begins first with an education. Travel’s on my mind. In hindsight, I had no idea what I needed to know to be prepared for a bike tour. The concept seemed simple enough; have a bicycle and a few bags, and then just ride! But what about if something goes wrong? What if I […]

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