Entries for month: April 2013

Biking to Ski Hollowtop Peak, Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana

The forecast for the weekend was almost perfect for bicycling in February, in Montana. Our plan was to ride from Bozeman to the tiny cowboy town of Pony, 55 miles away. There we would set up camp and stash the bikes in the forest, in order to climb and ski Hollowtop, the highest peak in the Tobacco Root Mountains. This would be the third peak in my 7 Summits Of Bozeman project, a five-month plan to climb and ski the highest peak in each of the seven mountain ranges that surround Bozeman -- completing the entire project 100 percent human-powered, traveling only by bicycle, by foot, and on skis.

Photo of the Week 04.26.13

From Whoopie Pies for Breakfast in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, by Lisa Maloney.

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A Bike, a Ferry Ride, and a Credit Card

Looking for an easy, reasonably priced weekend getaway that involves only a bike, a credit card and a Vancouver Island ferry ride? A few years ago John and I did a fantastic trip that involved just those things. It started with a drive to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, about 45 minutes away from downtown Vancouver.

Photo of the Week 04.19.13

From Passing High Point: A Three-Day Ride from Philadelphia to Port Jervis, by Jerome Lissmann.

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Anniversary Overnight

I had an idea for our anniversary. Usually we get away for a four-day pedal sometime in September, but with my other plans eating up time we weren't sure it would happen this year. I'd miss that time alone as a couple, so I suggested a simple bike overnight. This means more to us than any restaurant celebration.

Photo of the Week 04.12.13

A loaded utility bike, from Bike Camping at Washoe Lake State Park, Nevada, by Jeff Moser.

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Percy Priest Lake to Center Hill Lake, Tennessee

My thought process for this ride was simple: Leave the car at home, and ride somewhere nice for an overnight that's a minimum of 50 miles away. I looked at the map and quickly noticed the "lake to lake" possibility as an option. Done, now let's gather the goods and begin riding. This is a solo trip for me. If you go with friends or family members, you can share the load and it won't be as heavy for any one person.