Entries for month: July 2012

Atlanta to Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta can be a tough town for cycling. In-town riding is accessible and convenient, but big roads and long distances often preclude comfortable trips beyond the city. However, the Stone Mountain Trail provides a nearly seamless connection from the inner neighborhoods to the state's most-visited park.

Photo of the Week 07.27.12

This week's Photo of the Week comes from The Tulip Tour: April in Northwest Washington, by Don Nordgran.

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Passing High Point : A Three-Day Ride from Philadelphia to Port Jervis

For many cyclists in the Northeast, there was no off-season this year. With the mildest winter in over a decade, we simply had no reason to stop riding. These unusual climatic conditions coincided with the final spring break of my college years, leading me to escape the urban confines of Philadelphia and seek tranquility (maybe even some guidance), cycling along the Delaware River. My friend Arthur joined me for the roughly 150-mile journey north.

Photo of the Week 07.20.12

This week's Photo of the Week comes from last week's post, San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore by Jeff Pieper. (We liked this shot so much that we wanted another week's worth of looking at it!)

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How-to: Choose a Camera for Touring

Bicycle touring and photography seem to go hand and hand, and it makes sense. You get to travel to incredible places at a relatively slow pace, there is plenty of time to kill, and after the tour is over you want to be able to share your experiences with others. Just thinking about the staff at Adventure Cycling, where I worked until recently, there have been some incredible photographers within our own walls over the years, including Aaron Teasdale, Tom Robertson, John Sieber, and our co-founder, Greg Siple.

San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore

Bring up San Francisco and undoubtedly someone will mention the gloom, the grey, the horrible weather. The thought of the cold, the wind, and the constant threat of rain -- like a storied San Francisco fog bank -- seems to engulf the spirit of many travelers, dampening their vacation dreams. But for whatever reason, I have had the remarkable luck of never seeing this side of the City by the Bay on my outings. I’ve been turned lobster red sitting in the bleachers at Candlestick Park; strolled down the Embarcadero under clear-blue skies; enjoyed sun-splashed picnics on the lawn in front of the city hall. While I will never mistake San Francisco for a tropical paradise, the weather has never cast its evil spell on any of my adventures there. I hoped it would be no different this time. 

Photo of the Week 07.13.12

This week's Photo of the Week comes from Whoopie Pies for Breakfast in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, by Lisa Maloney.

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