Monthly Archives: February 2011

Safety First!

When I first started telling people about my upcoming trip, most of the questions I had anticipated: How far will you be riding per day? Are you going alone? Where will you start? Are you crazy? But pretty soon I … Continue reading

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Where to begin? The beginning!

The place I am going to begin my thirty-five hundred mile bike trip is a little town in Oregon with a population of about 7,000 people: Florence. Florence has two major things going for it: 1) It is right on … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Food

In the summer of 2010, when I did several bike rides near or over 75 miles — my expected average daily distance during my trip — I burned around 4000 calories a day while doing so. Combined with the normal … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada…

In December, I sent away the paperwork for one of the big tasks that had remained in preparing for my trip — my passport. I got it in January, just a few weeks later. I’ve never had a passport before, … Continue reading

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