December 31, 2012 at 6:00 am (advocacy, bike culture, touring, travel)
Climate Change? and the bicycle? This fellow combined an interest in both to produce this four video series. He biked from California to Florida, interviewing people about environmental efforts along the way and then produced this four video series. Cyclicious introduces it, but you might go directly to The Project Southern Tier website to view the videos.
Cyclelicious » Project Southern Tier.
December 30, 2012 at 6:00 am (travel)
And he seems to be getting more dependable internet coverage in the antarctic than we are in Idaho.–Corrie
He set off from the Hercules Inlet on the coast of Antarctica on Dec. 20 and hopes to arrive at the South Pole on Jan. 12.
via American explorer attempts bicycle journey to the South Pole » Biking Bis.
December 24, 2012 at 6:00 am (touring, travel)
Doesn’t look fun to me. Get a load of the load on that bike.–Corrie
December 9, 2012 at 6:00 am (touring, travel)
Linda would drop everything and take off on a cross-country tour any time. Me? . . . Corrie
“There were lots of wonderful, scenic views today, from boiling waves in fractured lava flows, to streams and rivers and bridges, all flowing from the view sideways. And, I’m thinking that the sideways view is the special one. The sideways view is the one that lets you know how fast you are going. The sideways view is the most dangerous, requiring the most skill. ANYONE, can look ahead, for all the good that does you, cause it ain’t real until you are there. And, of course, looking behind has some serious limitations–it’s already done, and unless you learned something from it that is going to help you in the moment, it is either legacy or burden.
All I can say is this: Everything that I saw from my right and left looked pretty good.”
via Bicycle Touring And The Sideways Glance.
November 29, 2012 at 6:00 am (touring, travel)
Nothing wimpy about riding around Mt. Rainier. No, not the one day event which is tough enough, but doing it in two days fully loaded. Sheesh, what is it with some people and hills?–Corrie
For their Ride Around Mount Rainier, Carry and her husband Nick intended to “follow the grueling RAMROD route [Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day], but in two days instead of one. We would ride in a counter-clockwise fashion, 150 miles or so around the park, riding over two major hills for a total elevation gain of more than 10,000 feet. Some people call this two-day ride ‘wimp-rod,’ but with loaded touring bikes, it’s anything but wimpy!”
via Adventure Cycling Association: Ride Around Mount Rainier.
November 23, 2012 at 6:00 am (advocacy, touring, travel)
No park reservation? No problem! That is if the National Park service responds positively to this petition.–Corrie
A petition is circulating at the WhiteHouse.gov website that requires the National Park Service to ensure an overnight spot to all self-propelled travelers, even if a campsite is full.
via Petition seeks camping spots for bicyclists and other self-propelled travelers » Biking Bis.
November 15, 2012 at 6:00 am (touring, travel)
Looking for a tour?
In updating the 2013 list of more than 100 across-state and multi-day mass bicycle tours in the US, I noticed that more tour organizers are trying to create suspense about next year’s route by making grand announcements.
via And the 2013 across-state bicycle tour route is … » Biking Bis.
November 2, 2012 at 6:00 am (bike culture, touring, travel)
My calendar is on the web. Why do I need or even want to paper calendar? It must be the pictures.–Corrie
Adventure Cycling Association: Get Your Copy of the 2013 Adventure Cycling Calendar.
October 12, 2012 at 6:00 am (touring, travel)
I don’t always check the blogs on our front page. I missed this one from Steve Largent but it showed up in my feed reader. Thought the same might happen to you–so here’s the link.
Steve’s a former member of TRC, secretary and mainstay until he moved to Boise. He hit the magic 60 and the Guard is kicking him to the side of the road. That’s right. Steve’s retired and on the bike full time.–corrie
While mountain biking in the Blues last August, Doug mentioned he’d be interested in a short tour this fall, and with my retirement scheduled for 30 Sep, we quickly worked out a plan to return to the Blues on road bikes- we ended up on RideOregonRide Old West Scenic route beginning and ending in John Day. A cold dry front arrived the day before departure with strong, steady, and cold winds.
via Bicycling for Fun in the Pacific Northwest and occasionally beyond: Old West Scenic Bikeway – Back to the Blue Mountains.
October 5, 2012 at 6:00 am (touring, travel)
Sadly this series is unavailable through Cableone. –Corrie
Englishman Dominic Gill takes that one step further, by riding solo on a tandem bicycle and inviting people from the local countryside to join him.
via On TV: Sharing a tandem bicycle tour across Egypt’s volatile landscape » Biking Bis.