Julian to Borrego Springs

Total mileage: 82 miles Estimated Total climb: 6-7,000 feet. Value: priceless. 🙂

Saturday March 19th, 2011 was the annual Tour of Borrego Springs. Some of the San Diego Recyclers bicycle club members were camping at Palm Canyon campgrounds and I decided to go too. However, I decided to ride from Julian to Borrego Springs and […]

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Salem to McMinville

On my Bike Friday New World Traveler

Because the train ride from Solana Beach, California to Salem, Oregon was 31 hours, mostly sitting in coach,  I decided that a good nights sleep and a chance to rejuvenate myself in Salem was preferable to trying to get to McMinville immediately, especially since I was arriving just […]

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Mountains and Headwinds

Distance 58.94 miles Climb 3861 feet Average Speed 9.3 mph Average Heart Rate 142 bpm

The day started inauspiciously with a flat rear tire. Since it was in my garage, I decided to fix the tube, instead of just putting in new. So I ended up starting almost an hour later than I originally planned. […]

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New site

I decided I needed a site to blog about my bicycling and my future tours, on my Surly Long Haul Trucker. I built the bike myself. My goal is to ride the Pacific Coast route in the summer of 2011. In the mean time, I will start out doing some short 24 hour camping trips […]

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