Entries for month: October 2013

Finding God(s) on a Tri-Valley Tour: A co-narration

Tony: My toes were cold. The alarm rang again. “Too cold,” I thought as I emerged from my protective cocoon, sprinting to ward off the certain hypothermia of a too-long bathroom visit.

Justin: My roommate Tony and I were about to leave on what we had dubbed the “Tour de Gallatin,” a 103-mile overnight bike tour of southwest Montana’s Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison river valleys. We named it the Tour de Gallatin because we did not realize beforehand that the route ever left the Gallatin Valley.

Photo of the Week 10.25.13

Photo of Stan "The Man" Musial statue from St. Louis Solo, on a Single Speed, by Julian Hadley.

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Row River Trail, Oregon, July 2010

I had so much fun on my first bike tour with Karen a few weeks ago that I decided to fit in a mini-tour en route to visiting my family up in Portland. So, here are some photos I took along the Row River Trail on my overnight camping excursion.

Photo of the Week 10.18.13

From Harvesting the Fall Bounty in Iowa, by Anne Duggan. Photograph by Sarah Neighbors Photography.

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An Island Getaway in Southern Delaware

One of my favorite destinations is Trap Pond State Park in southern Delaware. The pond was dammed in the late 18th century to power a saw mill. In the 1930s the area was developed for recreation by the Civilian Conservation Corps and it has been a Delaware State Park since 1951.

Photo of the Week 10.11.13

From The C2C is a Must to Cycle, by Murray Fishel.

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A Family Ride on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Over the past several years our family has become a biking family. This started with my wife Martha and me mountain and road biking in our younger years. Then I started bike commuting, which somehow lead to cyclo-cross racing. My daughter Hayden, now 13, then joined me in that, which led to her joining a junior cycling team. All along my son Connor, 11, has liked mountain biking and occasionally does some races. This biking culture of ours continued to build momentum to the point where I thought everyone was ready for a self-supported tour.