Category: Bike Touring

Rescue

Traveling independently on a self-contained bicycle tour means no sag wagon, no mechanics, and no large group to look to for support.
But no matter how bad things might get, it seems that someone always shows up at just the right moment to lend a hand, offer a lift, or provide a place to stay.
Touring cyclists call this a rescue. Here's how my friend and I were rescued once while cycling the TransAmerica Trail in 1984.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/11/rescue/

Retirement and independence on a bicycle seat

Roscoe and Ann Phillips are a retired couple who use their free time to take self-contained bicycle tours of the US and Europe. Here, they add Canada to their itinerary.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/10/retirement-and-independence-on-a-bicycle-seat/

New link in Seattle area bicycle paths

I'm greeted with a happy discovery on a warmish winter day bicycle ride.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/26/new-link-in-seattle-area-bicycle-paths/

The price of attacking a bicycle rider

A man, pushed from his bicycle during a training ride, wins an out-of-court settlement from two teens.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/24/the-price-of-attacking-a-bicycle-rider/

RAAMing across America

NBC aired last summer's Race Across America on Jan. 22. It featured charges of cheating, a support team abandoning its rider, and the usual heroics by most participants.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/21/raaming-across-america/

More on Missouri town's bicycle ban

A Missouri newspaper recently editorialized about the town that prosecuted a “no bicycling” case against a man suffering MS.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/20/more-on-missouri-towns-bicycle-ban/

Bicycle vs. dog

Sooner or later, a bicyclist will run afoul of a dog. Man's goofy, drooling best friend turns into a ferocious prey-chasing carnivore…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/17/bicycle-vs-dog/

Lawson, Missouri; The worst town for bicyclists?

Everyone has a favorite story about a least favorite place to bicycle.

I challenge anyone to name a town more …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/12/lawson-missouri-the-worst-town-for-bicyclists/

Bicycle training logs

The first thing I do when I walk in the door from a bicycle ride — even before a shower — is to record my time and miles in a bicycle log.

I like to keep it simple. Route, miles, time, MPH, and comments. I've created an Excel spreadsheet file that computes the MPH and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/07/bicycle-training-logs/

Logging it

I've been logging my rides since 1991, that's about 37,000 miles back up the road. That's a lot of blacktop, and it doesn't include my previous 13 years of cycling with independent tours of Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, the NE US and Quebec, and lastly a 4,000-mile cross-country bicycle tour from Yorktown, VA to Carlsbad, CA.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/05/logging-it/