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Four Legs on the Slow Road

Cycling, volunteering, and refusing to grow up
By Jeff Arnim
#627 - posted Sunday September 14, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"Give me a bicycle and give me time. I'll take care of the rest.

I will leave the city behind and crank my way into the country. I will camp in places where I'm not supposed to camp. I will call out to cows that stare confused from beyond the fence line. I'll end most days hungry, exhausted, used up — and then wake early the next morning feeling refreshed. After a few yawns and stretches I'll feel ready to do it all over again. The passage of time will slow down, because each day will fill itself with roads and mountains and rivers and towns I've never before seen; because many of those things will be worth looking at and thinking about and then committing to memory; because routine and consistency will fade away. I'll spit at road signs like it's a game. I will learn the dreams, the secrets, and the regrets of people I've never met before and will never see again...
" - read this journal

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Shift Happens *   Jeff Tonner and Roselind Tonner  12:41 
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10 of ??? days
Ride On America! *   Sven Nelson  12:32 
21 of ??? days
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16 of 20 days
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A travers les Amériques en Tandem - Riding through the Americas on a tandem *   Normand Pion, Helene Giguere and Claude Doucet  12:21 
136 of ??? days
Her On The Back's Still Not Pedalling. *   wendy baird and alan baird  12:14 
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Some sort of hobo *   Holly Wade  12:13 
Completed Sep 2014
K&S Trans Am East West 2014 *   Stephen McDermott  12:06 
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Ireland on a Tandem *   Debra Kidney  11:54 
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The Appalachian Cycleways Network *   James W McNeely  Tue 16 
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The Quick & Dirty on Tire Repairs *   Dale Oswald  Sun 14 
Completed Nov 2004
Updated Equipment List *   Jim Wilcox  Sun 14 
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An introducton to riding in China *   Jerry Grey  Sun 14 
Completed Apr 2013
Cycle Tourists I Have Meet on the Road *   Frank Denman  Fri 12 
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Disasters  Crashed my bike while doing a 160mile ride from Houston to Austin   Steve Martinez*  21:13   7   12:39
Website  New elevation data for maps, improved elevation profile charts, and fullscreen mode   Neil Gunton (admin)  Sep 8   94   12:02
Regional: Europe  Planning europe tour   Haegan Altizer*  Aug 24   20   08:35
General Touring  A Kindred Spirit   Don Weinell  Wed 17   3   04:52
Bags & Packing  Bike Boxes in Dubrovnik?   Russell Cleaver*  Wed 17   4   22:36
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Touring bikes (regular)  Thorn Sherpa Touring Bike 26" wheels derailleur equipped   *****  *****  2   Graham Smith  May 1   35   15:07
Hubs  Velo Orange Grand Cru Rear Touring Cassette Hub   *****  ****_  2   Ron Fisher  Jun 2013   13   Sep 9
GPS  Garmin Edge Touring   ***__  1   jim katzin  Jun 6   24   Sep 5
Stoves  Esbit stove   *****  *****  2   Jerry Harp  May 2012   8   Sep 2
Sandals  Cycling sandals comparison   ****_  ****_  4   Anthony Levand  Jun 5   13   Sep 1
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For Sale  SURLY DISC TRUCKER & ARKEL PANNIERS* $2,500.00  open  James Dennis 2014-09-17 
For Sale  Touring bike set up for not very tall people* €900 euro  open  Holly Wade 2014-09-16 
For Sale  Avid mechanical disc and caliper * $40  open  Jerry Witherspoon 2014-09-15 
Companions  Florida Coast Tour*   open  Daniel Bayley* 2014-09-13 
For Sale  Nitto Technomic 80mm 1" quill stem USED Free Shipping* $20  open  Chris Dutcher 2014-09-13 
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A route description of Ontario's K&P Trail from the summer of 2012 https://sites.google.com/site/twodaysont... Travelogue 2014-07-22 
Cycling & Hiking Routes, Adventures, Books www.hikingbikingadventures.net Travelogue, Website 2014-07-11 
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Kuehn, Sabine (skuhn001) 18 Sep 2014  17 Oct 2013 
Parks, Bruce* (CYCL0) 18 Sep 2014  18 Sep 2014 
Hlebak, Edward (Bikenut) 17 Sep 2014  6 Feb 2013 
Kruger, Amanda (amandacycle) 17 Sep 2014  27 Oct 2013 
Lellman, Bruce* (pancakekingdom) 16 Sep 2014  11 Sep 2014 
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chiruyxs Church in Aleppo: Quite a pretty Christian quarter here.

Image on journal page: Resting in Aleppo: Killis - Aleppo in journal A long ride homeFeatured Journal #188 by Peter Gostelow (Completed Nov 2008)

 2014-09-18 12:33 
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big_sky Jackson

Image on journal page: Day Thirty Two: Soak day in Jackson: Everyone into the pool! in journal The Promised Tour - TransAm by Janet Anspach-Rickey (122 of ??? days)

 2014-09-18 12:12 
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Storms on the way to jackson

Image on journal page: Day Thirty Two: Soak day in Jackson: Everyone into the pool! in journal The Promised Tour - TransAm by Janet Anspach-Rickey (122 of ??? days)

 2014-09-18 12:12 
Forum Re: Crashed my bike while doing a 160mile ride from Houston to Austin by Keith Klein in forum: Disasters  2014-09-18 12:10 
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2014-0914_7347.JPG Sunset on a long but enjoyable day. Watching whales at a viewpoint just before Cape Foulweather.

Image on journal page: Day 7 - Cape Lookout State Park to Beverley Beach State Park: Long but worthwhile day. Busy near Lincoln City. Peaceful sunset and whale watching. in journal Cycling the N. Oregon Coast: Kelso, WA to Eugene by Timothy Tower (10 of ??? days)

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