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Entries filed under 'touring'

    Born to Run: Stray Dog Hoofs It 1,100 Miles Across China in the Company of Cyclists

    Run, Little Sa, run. Meet the Forrest Gump of canines, a small white stray (breed unknown) that earlier this month latched onto a group of touring cyclists in China. Over 20-plus days, the pooch tagged along on a journey that covered 1,100 miles (1,700 kilometers) and climbed a dozen mountains, a few higher than 14,000 feet. As reported by ABC News (whose story includes a brief video clip), approximately 300 riders joined together to commemorate a graduation and undertook a cross-country ride ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 30, 2012 6:23 PM & Tagged Cycling, dogs and touring | permalink | Comments

    Ever Dream of a 17,500-mile Bike Ride? Meet an REI Employee Who Lived It

    fileHow big are your outdoor adventure dreams? For Matt Kelly, a sales specialist in the action-sports department of the REI Northbrook, Ill., store, his dream was big indeed. An avid touring and commuter cyclist, Matt last year (prior to working at REI) completed a 21-month-long bike journey from Alaska to Argentina—some 17,500 miles of riding. The laid-back 27-year-old recently spoke with The REI Blog about his experiences, and he shares his remarkable photos here. Like what you see? Join a live ...

    Posted by Steve T on January 19, 2012 12:21 PM & Tagged Argentina, Cycling, alaska, bicycle and touring | permalink | Comments

    Check Out This Rad Bike

    fileI spotted this rolling bit of awesomeness at the REI Seattle flagship store the other day. RV? Sport-utility vehicle? Bikevan? Winnebikeo? What would you call this? We spent a couple minutes marveling at the resourcefulness/creativity of the setup. Then we started spotting things… things like a fly rod, wok, 5 gallon bucket, chair, multiple pairs of sunglasses, hats, rims, tires, insulated containers, aero-bars-turned-rack, mini Fedora, etc. The soft-ride stem was pretty sweet, too. It’s a ...

    Posted by Keith E. on September 16, 2010 2:48 PM & Tagged Cycling, bicycle, rad, rei and touring | permalink | Comments

    Adventure Cycling Association Debuts Sierra Cascade Bike Route

    fileAbout 9 times a year, I get a big dose of biking inspiration when the Adventure Cycling Association magazine hits my mailbox.  Island-hopping in Korea, chugging up and down Colombian mountains, receiving blessings from elephants in India – cyclists are all over the globe, pedaling down their dreams. Now there’s a new long-distance U.S. route to stretch your biking horizons: the Sierra Cascades. The maps are still at the printers, but Adventure Cycling cartographer Jenn Milyko and company are ...

    Posted by KellyH on April 9, 2010 12:21 PM & Tagged Cycling, bike routes and touring | permalink | Comments

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