Bending Back: Cycling Sojourner Goes on Vacation

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My mother would pitch a conniption fit if she was forced to plan her vacation like Joe and I planned our bike tour…and not just because cycling dominated our agenda. She role-modeled a trip planning methodology that involved neat, labeled manila folders filled with travel documents and agenda items. Appropriate time was spent researching area… Read more »

I’m a Cheater: How I Became Seduced by Beer

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Hey y’all! I wanted to pass along this post I’m a Cheater: How I Became Seduced by Beer from the website of my latest project, Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike. Awesome, right? Please consider buying a copy of Hop in the Saddle from our Kickstarter project which just… Read more »

Man Vagina: Do you have one?

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“He’ll have to stop to take care of his mangina,” Dan commented about a cyclist in the next hotel room who he jokingly perceived as a very likely DNF (Did Not Finish) candidate. My natural inclination was to hurl whatever was in my hand (a chunk of bread) at Dan’s head. And I indulged myself…. Read more »

Free Bonus Chapter: Get Out of Town! Vernonia Loop

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Hey y’all, I thought I’d give you the heads up that I posted an extra tour chapter on my website. It’s a two-day tour-cito from Portland. It’s a big smootchie thank you for being awesome supporters and getting stoked about cycle touring in Oregon! If you like the chapter, grab yourself a book from my… Read more »

The Oregonian Digs Cycling Sojourner! Word.

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Hey, y’all. Just wanted to pass on a link to the Oregonian review of Cycling Sojourner in last week’s paper. I’m pleased they like it, even though they highlighted some incriminating photos. My duck hunting uncle would be abashed at my shooting form.    

Cycling Sojourner Covers Epic Trans Iowa Endurance Race!

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Hey y’all! I wanted to pass along my missive in bikeportland.org about my mind boggling experience as a support person at the grueling Trans Iowa 330-mile endurance gravel road race. Enjoy! And, I hope to see you at my book launch for Cycling Sojourner this Tuesday the 8th at River City Bicycles in Portland. It’s… Read more »

It Takes a Village to Produce a Book

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I want to give props to the team of people who helped create Cycling Sojourner. They dealt with stressful email flurries, razor-toothed deadlines, version after version after version of drafts, requests for a 1/2 mm icon shift to the right, extensive conversations about em dashes and Chicago vs New York schools of punctuation…and the list… Read more »