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Cycling the Great Divide – Recommended reading

The Adventure Cycling Association maintain and map the route. They produce a terrific detailed set of maps for this route which are a must-have for anyone attempting this trip. Michael McCoy has written a nice guide book too which can be used as a companion to the maps, but isn’t detailed enough to be used…

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Next up: The Great Divide

Our next adventure will be the Great Divide cycle route from Banff, Canada to New Mexico. It’s the world’s longest off road bike route, covering 2700 miles and over 200,000 feet of elevation gain! The route is mapped and maintained by the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA). We’re due to depart in late June and we’ll…

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New bikes for a new adventure

The next adventure is on the horizon and this time we’re going off road! We’ve recently taken delivery of our new bikes. Ian’s gone for the Surly Ogre and I’ve got the Salsa Fargo. Both 29″ steel frame bikes with mountain-bike geometry.

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From Pedals to Paddles: Canoeing the Yukon

This summer we decided to leave our bikes at home and instead take to the water on an 8 day canoe trip down the Yukon river in northern Canada. Flying into Whitehorse, we paddled the 260 miles from Carmacks to Dawson City. Why Canoe the Yukon? Several people asked us where we got the idea…

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Thirsty work in Kansas
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Cycling the TransAm from Pueblo to Yorktown

Picking up the TransAm at Pueblo, CO we head Eastward toward Yorktown on the Virginia coast.

The Atlantic!
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3760 Miles From Sea to Shining Sea

We’ve made it! San Francisco to Yorktown on the Western Express and Transam cycle routes from ACA

Kentucky Sunflowers. Makes a change from corn!
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Cycling in the Kentucky Sun

Turns out the heatwave was more trouble than the renowned wild dogs of Kentucky

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Welcome to Illinois, Another Sign for the Collection

As we enter Illinois I can check off another Welcome sign in to my growing collection. 8 down, 42 to go…

Powering past 8000 miles
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Corn, Wheat & Wind: Kansas Marks our 8000th Mile

Strong sidewinds slow our progress a little, but can’t stop us powering through 8000 miles since we started in Vancouver 10 months ago

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