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On the Road Again Until August

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Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Today is my last day home for a month. I’ll be touring on the Slipstream in the Northwest. I though of taking the Laptop with me but have decided against it. We will be traveling self contained and Bennett has a penchant for Savage Camping. I doubt that there will be a lot of spots to use it along the way plus I don’t need the extra weight. So, I will see you again in August.

The route starts in Seattle, slides down to Portland. Then follows the Columbia River to Walla Walla.

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July 4, 2006 at 6:25 am

Posted in Rides

FedEx Comes Through

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FedEx
The Coffin loaded with Slipstream and Camping Gear arrived safely and undamaged in Seattle today. That was 5 working days and $120 to ship the 127 pound Coffin insured for $3500 from Dover, NH to Seattle, WA.

Good job FedEx!

See Filling the Coffin for details on cost and weight.

Written by Roland

July 3, 2006 at 8:42 pm

Posted in Tour Planning

Riding a Recumbent in South Flordia

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EZ Rider

EZ Rider

If you are riding a Recumbent in South Florida, check out EZ Biker. My son lives in the area and I know Recumbent Riders there need all of the help they can get.

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I’ll think I’ll take my Sat-R Day with me on my next visit and check out the South Florida Recumbent Riders Ride Schedule.

Written by Roland

July 3, 2006 at 11:19 am

CrankK – Digg for Cycling

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Crankk

Here’s a great site that deserves a lot more traffic. It is Crankk.

It is a lot like Digg but just for cycling. A great place to get all of the latest cycling news and see what is happening in Cycling Blogs.

Written by Roland

July 3, 2006 at 11:05 am

Touring on a Recumbent in the Mountains

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Gros Monde, Newfoundland
Gros Monde, Newfoundland

Riding in the mountains is a special joy. It is easy to see why Native Americans thought the Gods lived in the Mountains. There is a sense of awe that is sometimes almost overwhelming as you ride above the timberline with a breath taking view of a fearsome landscape above and below.

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Written by Roland

July 3, 2006 at 8:43 am

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A Classic New Hampshire Ride – 50 Miles

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Riding from Ossipee to Dover, NH the other night I got a late start. We were running late coming home from the Montreal Bike Festival and I didn’t get started until 4:30 PM. It is about 50 miles and I knew it would be dark before I got home. But I love this ride and do it every chance I get.

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Sanbornville House

It had been a dark day but this is a beautiful ride along historic Rt. 153 that straddles the New Hampshire and Maine border.

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Written by Roland

July 2, 2006 at 8:53 am

Posted in Favorites, History, Rides