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Milestone post: Ten years without a car! by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I started commuting via something other than a car back in 1992 when I was living in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro are. I mixed it up between a bike, public transporta ... Read on »
Race Spectating by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Jeff invited me to watch him race in his first mountain race this weekend. It was a bit early for me, but I made the effort to get out for it. This may be hard to imagine, ... Read on »
Holiday picnic ride by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Susan and I both had the day off from work for the July 4th/Independence Day Celebration. We had hoped to go to our favorite strawberry farm and do some serious strawberry p ... Read on »
Back the daily grind, flood damage, and giant urban rodents eating our garden. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Well there it is, the LHT all cleaned up after two full days of rain on my abbreviated tour. Even though I didn't end up doing the tour I had planned, I did manage to up ... Read on »
All shook up by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This is the post I hoped I wouldn't be writing when I set out on my TransAmerica Bicycle Trail trip on June 20th. The trip ended on Day Four. I apologize to all those who re ... Read on »
New Camera by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking My Canon point and shoot camera quit working on me last Friday. I'd hate to take a trip like I have coming up without a camera. So it was necessary to buy a new camera. I bo ... Read on »
New Panniers for my trip. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I've bought all my racks and panniers for my LHT from Wayne at TheTouringStore.com .I like Wayne and I like Wayne's exceptional customer service, and knowledge of the produc ... Read on »
17.3 gear inches by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking With the new low gear of 17.3 gear inches, I took the steepest hill I could find on my way to work this morning. This one has nearly a 20% grade. I think 17.3 gear inc ... Read on »
The Long Haul Trucker is rebuilt and all back together. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This is my favorite picture of my 2007 Surly Long Haul Trucker from back in 2008 when I finally had it set up the way I wanted it. Now it's even better! Here's the ... Read on »
See Doug and Susan by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Back in May the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) sponsored the local Bike-to-Work Day. Susan and I rode to work together that day. Susan's first ever bi ... Read on »
Easy riding and more trip prep by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I spent most of my weekend tying up loose ends. I leave in less than two weeks for my bicycle trip on the TransAmerica Trail . After putting in 3,460 miles so far this ... Read on »
Summer Tour Theme Song Number 2 by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Okay, now for something current. My first choice of theme songs for my upcoming cross country bicycle tour is 20 years old. So I thought I'd add something newer and of a dif ... Read on »
I've reached a new level of fitness. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today's commute was effortless. I did the hundred mile ride on Friday. I took the next three days off the bike. A long break for me. I've always had recovery issues. I ... Read on »
More trip preparations. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Well, last weekend I got the Long Haul Trucker all tore down and then got stalled on the project. Only three weeks to go. So I need to get back at it. Thursday night I start ... Read on »
More miles by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I had yesterday off from work. My employer gave us a four day holiday weekend. After two days of constant rain Wednesday and Thursday, there was a break in the rainy weather ... Read on »
Summer Tour Theme Song by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I've picked a theme song for my summer tour on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail Joe Satriani's Summer Song Why this song? Because it will be summer and it will be ... Read on »
Prepping the Long Haul Trucker for the big Tour by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A rainy Sunday with a temperature of 55F/13C degrees outside makes for a good day to work on bicycles inside. The 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker is getting a complete ... Read on »
Goal accomplished by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Something is amiss in this picture. I always wear a helmet, more habit than anything. Today in my rush to get out for a long ride before the afternoon thunderstorms ro ... Read on »
Twin Ports Bike to Work Day: Susan's adventures in multi-modal commuting by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Friday was National Bike to Work Day. The bigger news for our household was Susan's first ever bicycle commute happened on Bike to Work Day. Somewhat of a coincidence, ... Read on »
3,000 miles by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I rolled over three thousand miles today on my year-to-date mileage. That's the earliest in the year I've ever hit 3,000 miles. I've never hit that mark prior to June 1st in ... Read on »