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Cycle Tour Europe: Let’s Get Started!

10. May 2014

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Cycle Tour Europe: Let’s Get Started!

Holy cow!! We’ve been on the road for more than two weeks already. Never mind Let’s Get Started…let’s get caught up!!     We set off from NorthWood in northwest London on a somewhat dull day. We were undeterred by the weather though; excited to finally be on our bikes and on our way. Our [...]

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Eating Well in the East End of London

17. April 2014

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Eating Well in the East End of London

You’ve all heard how bad the food is here in England. Soggy fish and chips, boiled vegetables, and grey meat with insipid gravy. You’d think the only saving grace here was the beer. Believe me the beer is THAT good but the food is also very good. We have not had a bad meal in [...]

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[VIDEO] Un-Packing The Bikes

14. April 2014

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[VIDEO] Un-Packing The Bikes

One of my goals for this trip is to do some more video, which won’t be hard because I’ve hardly done any at all! What’s hard is actually doing it. I can’t tell you how long it took me to put this first, pathetic, creation together. I thank you if you manage to get through [...]

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6 Steps to Shipping a Bike

7. April 2014

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Shipping a bike.

After spending the winter getting all our cycle gear together we had to figure out a way to get the bikes to our starting point in London, England. There are basically two methods of shipping a bike; breaking it down and boxing it up, or sliding it into a bag. After researching both methods, and [...]

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Finding Home, Once And For All

31. March 2014

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WestCoast

It’s an awkward exchange. Sometimes in the grocery store; no thank you, I don’t need a Thrifty’s reward card – I don’t live here. Sometimes at the doctors office; well no, I don’t have a family doctor – can you write a prescription for me? Sometimes while meeting friends of friends; these are our friends Gillian and Jason, they’re [...]

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4 Reasons Why You SHOULDN’T Practice Before a Cycle Tour

24. March 2014

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Cycle Tour Practice

I have read a TON of cycle touring blogs in the last few months. I have read gear lists, and packing lists, and itineraries, and food plans, and camping tales (enough of these to make me secretly glad that Jason doesn’t camp – it doesn’t sound like a ton of fun!), as well as a [...]

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Where Will We Stay While Cycle Touring Europe?

10. March 2014

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Cycle Touring Accommodation

You’ll notice that there was no camping gear in the equipment list that I published last week. You see, Jason doesn’t camp. Well apart from that time that I convinced him to hike the Tetons with me a couple of years ago and, of course, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but, generally, the thought [...]

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7 Essential Pieces of Cycle Touring Equipment

24. February 2014

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Essential Equipment for Cycle Touring

While we’re obviously not cycle touring experts….yet…even we know that there is just some cycle touring equipment that you can’t tour without. There is a whole lot of geekdom surrounding bike gear and you can spend hours searching through the should’s and shouldn’ts of bike gear. We’ve taken a much more relaxed approach; I think [...]

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The Un-Planning Guide to Cycle Touring Europe

10. February 2014

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Cycle Touring

My last post about trip planning for our upcoming cycle tour of Europe was all about the work we had to do in order to be ready to hit the road again. You might think that we have been feverishly poring over cycling resources, mapping out our route, and planning how the heck we’re going [...]

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I Did It! I Wrote a Book!

20. January 2014

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I Did It! I Wrote a Book!

I did it. It’s done. I have actually produced something that is of use to people. Yay!! I told you last week about how Howard and I had to make our peace and it turns out that our new partnership is working well. I’m proud of how this has turned out, I’m super pleased with [...]

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Pssst…I’m Writing A Book!

13. January 2014

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How to find the perfect vacation rental

I read a fabulous post this week on WaitButWhy.com about why procrastinators procrastinate. It is, by far, the best, funniest, most accurate account of procrastination I have ever read. Go ahead and read it; no, it’s not procrastination if I ask you to read it.  Why Procrastinators Procrastinate There’s a follow up post about how to beat [...]

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