Wild flowers

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I (in that soon-to-be-parent way) swore that we weren’t going to be “those” parents. You know, the parents that hole themselves up in their house with their kids, refusing even dinner party invitations. In that soon-to-be-parent way, I had my head a little up my keister. I get it now. I respect a parent’s preference… Read more »

hydration

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The roller coaster creaks and clicks as it climbs to an an impossible apex. You cling to the safety bar. The spongy plastic covering crumbles a bit in your grasp, sticky from a million other Adrenalin-fueled grips. Isometric terror lathers your body with sweat. But it’s a welcome terror, one that you want badly and pay good money for. Entering… Read more »

Color spread 1

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I’m tickled pink. After long last, Cycling Sojourner Washington, the second guide in the Cycling Sojourner series, is hitting the shelves. If you’re in PDX, come drink a cold one with me to celebrate on Thursday, June 5th from 5:30-7:30 at Velo Cult. I’m especially talking to you, Kickstarter backers. I want to hand you… Read more »

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 Hey y’all! I’m so excited the publish this post from one of Cycling Sojourner Washington‘s contributors, Josh Cohen of the Bicycle Story! This is a post about his research on the under-explored Olympic Peninsula. Reading it made me jazzed to drop everything and go do this tour. Hope you enjoy it, too! For me, the… Read more »

P Smirk

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(Note: Before I launch into cycling with bun in oven, I want to remind you that Cycling Sojourner Washington is coming out next spring and you can back the project on Kickstarter through Wednesday afternoon (3pm, Aug 28th) and get your copy before they hit the bookshelves. Plus, there are other great rewards to check… Read more »

chuckh2

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Fat biking will titillate fans of the bicycle. What I associate with fat biking: snow floating, smiling despite cold teeth, envious snowmobilers, national forest, winter quiet, mountain shenanigans. We hit Wanoga Sno-Park with two Fatback bikes while I was in Bend researching an article (to which I will post a link later). These gnarly-wheeled bikes on steroids are so fun…. Read more »

susan2

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I realized what makes the project of creating and promoting Cycling Sojourner worth it to me. You, the readers. At Bike Craft this December, many people came up to my table to tell me that they had already purchased Cycling Sojourner. One couple said that they had done their first tour because they had the guide. Another… Read more »

Melbourne Beach

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Imagine me, a woman wearing bike cleats (elf bells dangling on toe tips) and green and red lycra, tap dancing wildly for you with flailing, sonorous foot stamping. Not to mention my jazz hands that occasionally juggle dreidels. That’s me participating in the American Holiday Promotional Shuffle, for you. That’s right; during the Holidaze, there… Read more »

Elly Blue caught in the act of bike revelry

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As a distant second cousin to Cycling Sojourner, the newly released book Everyday Bicycling: How to ride a bike for transportation (whatever your lifestyle) by Elly Blue isn’t about journeying by bike into the wild blue yonder; rather it’s a pragmatic guide to incorporating bicycling into everyday life as a means of transportation…and embracing the daily adventures that arise from… Read more »

Ward and Winston

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I dig Ward Griffiths. She’s a rad cycle tourist. And she’s kind of a hero. Rarely do people like Ward get acknowledged amid the hubbub of spotlight scrambles, Twitterfests, and PR jazz hands. And these under-radar folks probably like it that way (thanks for doing the interview anyway, Ward!). Ward’s response to my request for… Read more »