Entries for month: March 2012

Photo of the Week 03.30.12

From Tahoe on My Mind, by Heather Andersen.

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Video: Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

America ByCycle chronicles their recent bike overnight adventure from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles: 2 days, 100 miles, no problem.

Getting Away From It All -- In Crowded Holland

It's not easy to escape from the city when you live in one of the world's most densely populated countries but if you know the right places you can escape to your own little bit of nature in the Netherlands -- and for free!

Photo of the Week 03.23.12

From North of the Border: Cycling with Sasquatch, by Carry Porter.

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Night Riders: Return of the Wobbly Rob

Last year my buddy Rob Lutz decided on the spur of the moment to do a Bike Overnight at Fort Pickens in the Gulf Islands National Seashore. He had a blast and wanted to do it again this year. So, for the second annual Wobbly Rob, I decided to join him.

Photo of the Week 03.16.12

From Rock and Pillar Range, New Zealand, by Paul Smith.

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The Highest Paved Road

I rode one of my earliest bike overnights six years ago, during the crazy summer that my son was born. That summer my wife and I spent Memorial Day weekend at the maternity ward, and came home with a baby boy that changed our lives. I loved being a new father, even with the diaper changes and irregular sleep schedules, and I threw all my spare time into being a dad. Yet as summer wore on and I spent night after night rocking my son to sleep, I began to wonder -- do I have to completely skip bike touring this summer?