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Current Featured Journal:

Cycling from West to East - The Factory Reset!

Solo tour from San Francisco to Boston
By Mick Dolan
#660 - posted Sunday April 26, 2015 by Neil Gunton

"I did it because I was able, not physically – that came later, but because Nuala, my wife, didn’t stand in my way. I wasn’t able to explain why. I’m not sure, even now, that I understand why I wanted to cycle, on my own and unsupported, across the United States on my Surly Long Haul Trucker bicycle with only a Leprechaun doll, Sarky, for company. The journey, from San Francisco to Boston was a four and a half thousand-mile logistical convenience rather than a historical, political or cultural statement. The route just joined the dots and the start and end points were merely locations to which Aer Lingus had direct flights from Ireland. During the eighty-one days I was on the road pedalling from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, I passed through some lives and some lives passed through mine, touching down long enough to be remembered, before their superior fitness, differing schedules or diverging routes caused them to propel themselves forward at a pace I was either unable or unwilling to match. But they left behind them someone who’d been enriched by their company and who’d selfishly taken enjoyment from their openness, genuine nature and decency..." - read this journal

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Where's Tom? *   Tom Flournoy  05:01 
37 of ??? days
Ron Rides America *   Ron Nicolas  04:56 
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Atlantic Coast to the Midwest Tour: Miami Beach to West Michigan *   Douglas Wood  03:53 
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2 Brothers, U.S. EastCoast - Maine to Florida - Phase One, Spring 2015 *   Greg McClain and Tim McClain  03:47 
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Grinding on Taiwan *   John Mcgillivray  03:23 
22 of 28 days
Oman - two weeks in the desert *   Beckett Haight  03:08 
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North America Mini Tour *   Cathy Colless, John Isles and Christian Lee*  02:38 
70 of ??? days
Cycling Cuba *   Nedene Hennrich  01:54 
Completed Apr 2015
Riding the Via Francigina *   Tricia Graham  01:51 
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2 hobos in Asia 2014 / 2015 *   michel buyckx  01:37 
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Bicycle tours in print *   Sydney Winer  Sat 25 
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Loaded Bicycles *   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  Sat 25 
Work in progressFeatured Journal #487
Cycle Tourists I Have Meet on the Road *   Frank Denman  Sat 25 
Completed Oct 2013
Riding in & out of Cadiz (Spain) *   Richard Palmer  Sat 25 
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Riding on a hot dry day ? *   phil gash  Fri 24 
Completed Apr 2015
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Power & Charging  Velogical Rim Dynamo   Andy Stow  Mar 19   8   04:44
Regional: Oceania  Shameless self promotion...come on down! Our dollar has :)   Graham Smith  Thu 23   26   04:07
Video  Woods Dream Job entry - fun trying to be a videographer.   Lorraine Nygaard  Sat 25   19   01:00
Regional: Asia  Yunnan Province Itinerary   Carley VanOsch*  Fri 24   1   23:59
Touring Mindset  It was all about the destination!   Graham Smith  Oct 19   66   23:10
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Latest review posts:
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Sandals  Bike Nashbar Cycling Sandals   ****_  ****_  2   Tom Norton  Apr 19   6   21:17
Tools  Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition   *****  1   Pete Dougherty  Apr 19   3   09:45
Saddles  B-17 Flyer (Sprung)   *****  ****_  4   Steve Lybrand  Mar 2009   13   Mon 20
Touring bikes (regular)  Trek 920 Disk   ****_  1   Pete Dougherty  Apr 17   0   Apr 17
Saddles  Selle An-Atomica Saddle   ***__  ****_  14   Neil Gunton (admin)  Mar 2008   40   Apr 15
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Commercial  Camelback Alpine Explorer* $99  open  isaac mizrahi 2015-04-26 
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For Sale  Old Man Mountain Rear Rack* $50.00  open  Nedene Hennrich 2015-04-26 
Companions  Boulder->Crested Butte-Back to Boulder *   open  Kira Davis 2015-04-26 
Companions  2.5 Weeks in Argentina and Chile - Dec 2015-Jan. 2016*   open  jason tanzman 2015-04-24 
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Locations Nicola Zoghbi* locationsnicola.weebly.com Website 2015-04-23 
Ferry Panama to Colombia suspended April to November 2015* www.ferrypanamacartagena.com Website 2015-04-22 
Bicycle tours across the world* www.2discover.info Travel resources, Travelogue 2015-04-21 
Heading West - An almost epic bike trip across Australia ebook www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLNOCAY Travelogue, Books 2015-04-15 
Elma RV Park www.ElmaRVPark.com Camping 2015-04-11 
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Coulombe, Sylvain (SCoulombe) 26 Apr 2015  13 Sep 2010 
Roy, Rob (RobMacRoy) 26 Apr 2015  20 Feb 2015 
Miller, Dana (MudNGuts) 26 Apr 2015  5 Jan 2015 
Harlow, George* (ge22601) 26 Apr 2015  26 Apr 2015 
Trefry, Claire (lefry) 26 Apr 2015  24 Apr 2013 
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Forum Re: Velogical Rim Dynamo by Mike Ayling in forum: Power & Charging  2015-04-27 4:43 
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DSCN5150.JPG I had heard of and seen a few photos of Jenny Lake. Here she is with Grand Teton peak in the background.

Image on journal page: Jackson Hole, WY: Touring the Teton National Forest (by car with Mom and Lydia) in journal ManBikeWorld: Bucket List Tour Western US and Canada by Russ McCoy (Completed Jan 2015)

 2015-04-27 4:28 
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DSCN4861.JPG Penelope has been a long time fish food mooch. She knows what a quarter looks like right before fish food is purchased.

Image on journal page: Red Fleet Res to Flaming Gorge Res: There IS forest! in journal ManBikeWorld: Bucket List Tour Western US and Canada by Russ McCoy (Completed Jan 2015)

 2015-04-27 4:21 
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DSCN4808.JPG When you see it…

Image on journal page: Rangely to Red Fleet Reservior: MurderDeathRoadKill in journal ManBikeWorld: Bucket List Tour Western US and Canada by Russ McCoy (Completed Jan 2015)

 2015-04-27 4:18 
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DSCN4798.JPG She was very curious and seemed to feel safe just behind this tree.

Image on journal page: Loma (north camp) to Rangely, CO: Flat! in journal ManBikeWorld: Bucket List Tour Western US and Canada by Russ McCoy (Completed Jan 2015)

 2015-04-27 4:17 
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