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Current Featured Journal:

The Son Also Rises

Linda's son comes on tour with her through several of the National Parks in the west.
By Linda der Weltenbummler
#620 - posted Sunday July 27, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"Greetings and Salutations to all in Crazy Guy On A Bike Verse!

The title for this tour didn't come to me easily.

I first thought of calling this tour 'Taking a couch potato on tour' because my son Maurice is joining me and his idea of aerobic exercise is walking down to the kitchen to eat a bag of Doritos.

Next I thought of titling the tour 'Couch potatoes on tour' because my aerobic activity hasn't been so hot since I finished my last tour, 'The Bitch is Back,' which no doubt accounts for the 20 pounds I've gained since then.

Then I thought of titling this tour 'Youth and Experience' 'cause that's really all we've got going for us.

'Youth and Experience' as a title was followed by thinking of 'My balls are numb, Mom' as a title given that I expect Maurice will say this to me during the trip. While we both thought 'My balls are numb' was an extremely funny title (while not being extremely funny in and of itself), we realized in the long run this wouldn't make for a good title, thus proving I do understand exercising restraint sometimes. Shocking, I know, for those who know me.

I was struggling with the title. And then I was saved when 'The Son Also Rises' came to me in a flash. Immediately my title search was over...
" - read this journal

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PB and Blue do Darwin *   Larry Burch  22:36 
32 of 61 days
Down The Danube *   Jill Lundmark  22:34 
19 of ??? days
Eyebrow raising adventures along the Danube *   Shane Gallaher  22:28 
5 of 22 days
Turkey and then Asia reprised. Istanbul to China. *   Stephen Prendergast  22:27 
109 of 142 days
Home as a Tourist *   Graham Finch  22:22 
Work in progress
900 sand dunes *   Alan Melville  22:03 
27 of ??? days
Hamburg to Dresden 2014 *   Hugh Morgan  22:01 
7 of 20 days
A travers les Amériques en Tandem - Riding through the Americas on a tandem *   Normand Pion, Helene Giguere and Claude Doucet  21:56 
87 of ??? days
Floridians Seeking Hills *   Sarah Calabrese  21:51 
14 of ??? days
New York to San Francisco *   Arthur Tseng  21:51 
68 of 72 days
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Completed Nov 2004
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Loaded Bicycles *   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  Mon 28 
Work in progressFeatured Journal #487
Bicycle tours in print *   Sydney Winer  Fri 25 
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Hazards & Safety  Dog attacks while touring.   Ciska Keerssemeeckers  Feb 2012   74   21:54
Health & Fitness  Fitter now or ten years ago?   Graham Smith  Jun 4   67   20:19
Regional: Oceania  New brand of off-the-shelf touring bikes   Graham Smith  00:36   27   20:05
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Bikes  Need a bike computer   Tracy Zheng*  18:09   2   19:06
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Frames (production)  Review for Surly Ogre or ECR   *****  1   Jim Owens  Tue 29   3   Wed 30
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Head gear (hot weather)  DaBrim   *****  ****_  3   Tom Norton  Jul 8   7   Wed 30
Merchants  Chainreactioncycles   ****_  *****  3   Fred Spengler  Sep 2011   2   Wed 30
Tires  Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40   ****_  ****_  3   Grant Volle  Jun 2012   10   Sun 27
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For Sale  Yakima Roof Rack Bicycle Forks for sale* $55.00  open  Vernon Bailey 2014-07-28 
Companions  Touring: Lake distrct Chile and Patagonia region *   open  Michael Vogt 2014-07-28 
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A route description of Ontario's K&P Trail from the summer of 2012 Travelogue 2014-07-22 
Cycling & Hiking Routes, Adventures, Books Travelogue, Website 2014-07-11 
Nederland Colorado, Great Parks South, Peak to Peak Highway   Hospitality 2014-07-07 
A blog with very good photos of the locales. Travelogue 2014-07-06 
Ultralight Cycle Touring Guide (2014) - Books, Website 2014-07-05 
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Mathews, John* (johnmathews) 31 Jul 2014  18 Jul 2014 
Ketchum, Carlton (Skervald) 31 Jul 2014  18 Jun 2013 
de Chantal, Alex (alexdechantal) 30 Jul 2014  30 Jun 2014 
Bigl, Reinhart (rbigl) 30 Jul 2014  29 Sep 2009 
Hopkins, Cheri (HappyCow) 30 Jul 2014  2 Sep 2013 
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Image on journal page: Day 109: St. Mary Campground to Hungry Horse, MT in journal Between the Ends of AmericaFeatured Journal #453 by Jeff Arnim (Completed Aug 2011)

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Image on journal page: Day6:Bundaleer Gardens to Spalding in journal Greg and Wendy's tour of the Flinders Ranges/Mawson Trail, part 2, March 2012 by Greg McConnell (Completed Jul 2012)

 2014-07-31 21:02 
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Image on journal page: Day4:Melrose to Laura in journal Greg and Wendy's tour of the Flinders Ranges/Mawson Trail, part 2, March 2012 by Greg McConnell (Completed Jul 2012)

 2014-07-31 21:01 
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Image on journal page: Gillette to the Rescue: An Oasis in Coal Country in journal Self-PropelledFeatured Journal #613 by Geoff Winslow (101 of ??? days)

 2014-07-31 20:43 
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Image on journal page: Silverthorne to Granby: Blue Skies at last!! in journal Let the sky be my witness by Philip Malone (40 of ??? days)

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