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Leap Year Leap

On February 29 I turned off Alabama Highway 98 to visit the historic town of Fairhope. An elderly Porsche driver took a sudden left turn across my path. I tried to veer away. Surly’s front tire hit the vehicle’s passenger … Continue reading

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The Gear: A Year’s worth of Stuff in Two Bags

When you plan to travel by bicycle for a year, you think hard about what to carry, because your feet have to propel every ounce thousands of miles. Although it’s possible to hang four, five, even six bags on the … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles – Chapter 2 – Getting Started

Getting Started – Guiding Principles of a Bicycle Trip Let’s use the simple story of my bike trip to illustrate how guiding principles can direct our actions.  A year before I even thought about cycling 3,000 miles I promised my … Continue reading

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