Category: Cycling and Touring

cheese curds at camp site

The Art of the Minneride

April 27, 2023

I made up a word and I don’t care if there’s a better word for it.  What is a Minneride? It’s not a bicycle tour.  There’s only one stop. It’s more than a bike ride because you spend more time resting than riding. And it’s more than a camping trip, because how you get there […]

Winter Bike Rehab

February 12, 2023

"If you're already in the habit of having multiple bikes, just get a winter bike." So I remembered the Roadmaster. It was laying in the weeds at my house for over year. A former housemate got it for free and left it there. I made sure it was not going to missed and took it in.

2021 St. Croix River Valley Bike Tour Notes

August 13, 2021

Travel Log.10 day bike tour from Brule River State Forest to Prescott,  WI.  Drive up and drive back.  Tuesday, July 27 – Friday, August 6. Getting Started.I rode up by car with a friend who stayed the night.   Spent the next 10 days meandering down the St. Croix valley by bike.  Had one zero day […]

Impromptu Three Day Bike Trip: A Packing List

July 9, 2013

I’m a big fan of bicycle touring pack lists.  In the morning I leave for just three days, to volunteer for a DNR project planting native plugs by Lake Volney in Le Center, MN.  So on a whim, I threw together this pack list.  Everything is listed as it’s unpacked. This winter I got my […]

Bike Upgrades for Touring

January 26, 2013

I went on my first bike tour in august with a minimal amount of upgrades to my 1983 Trek 850. It was awkward, but I did pretty well with what I had. Now, I’m taking the winter as an opportunity to get ready, piece by piece, for the next trip. I chose the fun part […]

Three River Mini Bicycle Tour

July 23, 2012

Rather than continuing to post my incessant ramblings about how I can’t get my shit together, I’ve been trying to get my shit together. A few moments of inspiration around recording, philosophy or self-education have fed this blog, but other than that I’ve had a heap of things on the backburner. Every once in a […]

2009 Tour: Part Five

September 17, 2009

I’m in St. Louis, in a Motel.  Everything I needed to get out of this trip, that I could get out of this trip, I already got out of this trip, and now I’m on my way home.  There’s little more than the potential for stress left over.  I’m running out of money, and being […]

2009 Tour: Part Four

September 15, 2009

I’m at the Main Street Cafe in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  I was trying to make it into Little Rock to do my blogging, but it’s not happening.  I’m plugging away a handful of miles at a time, on very little sleep, in the pouring rain, with a stomachache, my windshield wipers slipping off the edge every […]