Entries for month: December 2011

Photo of the Week 12.30.11

From Santa Cruz to Monterey, California, by Daniel Mascarenhas

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Gear Review: Sleeping Bag Selection

Fully-loaded riderIf you're in the market for a new sleeping bag for an upcoming tour, the wide array of options available can be really intimidating. A sleeping bag is an important peice of equipment to have along if you plan on camping, of course, but not worth getting hung up on for days on end. To help you make your ultimate decision, here are three factors I take into consideration when looking at sleeping bags.

Ride to Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Not many moms get to share their favorite hobby with their 19-year-old on his birthday weekend, but that is what my son and I did when he returned from his first year of college this past May. We rode from the northern suburbs of Chicago to Richard Bong State Recreation Area in southern Wisconsin, a distance of about 55 miles. Once there, we met up with fellow touring cyclists from Milwaukee's Cream City Cycle Club and camped out for two nights. We went on a beautiful loop ride to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and stopped at a local winery that makes hard ciders and brandies from apples!

Photo of the Week 12.23.11

From Biking the Northern Central on the Tracks of Our Ancestors by Greg Schulte

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Recipes & Food: Easy Eating

Are you planning a bike overnight deep in the forest, and do you want to keep dinner simple? Instead of cooking and cleaning, would you rather spend your time biking, hiking, fishing or exploring the land around you? When I have a busy weekend bicycle trip, I put ready-to-eat foods in a bear-proof canister and hit the road. It’s quick, easy, and tasty.

We Did It! Newport Beach to San Diego

For our 24th anniversary, we did the unbelievable: We rode from Newport Beach to San Diego. And we had an excellent adventure along the way.

Photo of the Week 12.16.11

 


From A Daddy/Daughter Trip: Southern Ontario by Reuben Vanderkwaak

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