Photo of the Week 05.23.14

From Strawberry Moon, by Becca Book; photo by Brad Wenner.

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Big Boy Adventure with Daddy

My youngest two boys Ben (4) and Brandon (3) seemed to be in no hurry to make the transition from diapers to underwear; that is, until the promise of a special adventure just with Dad became the perfect motivation! Last year's maiden voyage with Ben was a huge success, so I could hardly wait for the moment when Brandon was ready. Finally, last weekend I completed my second Bike Overnight, a 7-mile climb from our house to the nearest regional park campground, with Brandon in tow, his 12-inch-wheeled bike strapped on top of the trailer packed with most of our gear.

On Wyaralong's Shore We Did Roam

I'm just back from a fine mountain bike overnight micro-adventure in Queensland, Australia: Boonah to Mount Joyce base camp, and back again (a slightly different way). I’m doing these overnighters both because I like doing them and to gain experience for The Big Expedition later in the year.

Photo of the Week 05.09.14

From Texas Mountain Ride! by Beth Nobles.

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Withlacoochee Dreamin'

I recommend the Withlacoochee State Trail in central Florida. It’s 46 miles of paved goodness! My husband and I rode it in both directions on a three-day adventure in February 2014.

Photo of the Week 05.02.14

From Fire and Rain in Texas! by Zachary W. Ford.

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From Skyscrapers to Farms

Twenty-one years after finishing my first cross-county bicycle tour at Yankee Stadium, I ride north on the Hudson River Valley Greenway along Manhattan’s west side. I share the trail with joggers and bike commuters sometimes going faster than the rush hour motor traffic on the parallel Henry Hudson Parkway. It’s a crisp 42-degree early November morning, about the time of year I seem to do bike overnights, past peak bike touring season. Yet I’m warmed by the sun in a cloudless sky.