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The Man Who Biked To Canada (With No Complaints)

Having Fun By Resisting Negativity
By Gregory Garceau
#724 - posted Sunday June 26, 2016 by Neil Gunton

"Next I must address the elephant in parentheses. "With No Complaints" is quite a boastful statement. Can I actually back it up? A long time ago I took a guided whitewater rafting trip on Montana's Flathead River. Posted in the office of Glacier Wilderness Guides was a list of rules. Rule #1 was "NO WHINING." Not a bad rule and, in general, I have tried to make it MY rule for all of my adventures. Despite my good intentions, I usually end up whining and complaining at least a couple of times anyway. I'm embarrassed to admit that complaining seems like a good way to get others to sympathize with my misfortunes. I know bicycle touring has many common hardships worth complaining about--horrible headwinds seems to be number one, followed closely by difficult headwinds, and then regular headwinds. Then, in no particular order, come long steep climbs, crappy food, monotonous scenery, bad roads, inconsiderate drivers, big trucks, no services, rain, diarrhea, hangovers ... I could go on and on. I've complained about almost all of those things in previous journals. Well, not THIS one..." - read this journal

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Website  Uploading TCX files into maps   Michael Tordoff  10:45   4   17:26
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Photography  DSLR on tour   Ian Flett  May 29   34   17:22
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Health & Fitness  Under the knife/SAW   Douglas Coulter  Apr 6   42   15:32
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Shifters  Matching Mountain Derailleurs to Road Shifters - Shiftmate and Tanpan   *****  1   James Thurber  Jun 15   6   Sat 25
Tires  Vittoria Open Pave 700c 25mm   *****  1   Graham Smith  Mar 31   16   Fri 24
Water bottle cages  Bottle Cage Adaptor by Mount Skidmore   *****  *****  3   Chris White  Feb 2014   20   Jun 14
Cassettes  Sunrace CS-M66 Cassette, 8 Speed, 12-34T   *****  1   Erin Coye  Jun 13   0   Jun 13
Tents & Shelters  Kelty Gunnison 2.1   ***__  ****_  2   Sherman Dunnam  Oct 2011   7   Jun 8
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For Sale  Brand New Tout Terrain Silk Road Expedition Bike Pinion 1.18 With CDX Gold* $6000  open  Chris Williams 2016-06-30 
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For Sale  2014 Specialized AWOL Comp* $1450  open  Brent Davis 2016-06-25 
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A bicycle ride from Alaska to Argentina www.scc2ush.com Travelogue 2016-05-20 
Ultralight Cycle Touring Guide www.cyclefar.com Books 2016-05-16 
Le Cheval Blanc, Cyclist run B&B in SW France www.lechevalblanc.net Bed & Breakfast 2016-05-10 
A cycle journey from England to Japan www.afishoutofwater.nl Travelogue, Website 2016-05-06 
Windhistory.com shows prevailing wind patterns for most of North America windhistory.com Website 2016-05-04 
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Barchyn, Martha (martha) 30 Jun 2016  5 Aug 2012 
Perkins, Graham (gperkins) 29 Jun 2016  23 Aug 2015 
Mud, Johnny (johnny_mud) 29 Jun 2016  17 Dec 2014 
MacTaggart, Cathy (MacTC) 29 Jun 2016  2 Feb 2014 
Dall, Brianna* (bridall) 28 Jun 2016  14 Jun 2016 
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Journal page La Poma: route 40-km4591 to 4533 from We're So Happy We Can Hardly CountFeatured Journal #708 by sean kane (235 of ??? days)  2016-06-30 17:11 
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 2016-06-30 17:11 
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Image on journal page: Epilogue 3: Seattle; eastbound over the Cascades in journal Looking for AmericaFeatured Journal #720 by Dan Schmiedt (106 of ??? days)

 2016-06-30 17:10 
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F7OSQi_image.jpeg Diablo Lake.

Image on journal page: Epilogue 3: Seattle; eastbound over the Cascades in journal Looking for AmericaFeatured Journal #720 by Dan Schmiedt (106 of ??? days)

 2016-06-30 17:10 
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