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Journey to the East – index

Heading down Washington Pass Current Status (06.14.14):  I’ve completed sorting and uploading photos through day 100, Bar Harbor, Maine. This completes the cross country tour. However I do still have photos from the days I spent in Bar Harbor and the return trip to post. Those however will have to wait until after this summers tour! Before the Tour Journey to the East Packing List Charging Systems Journey to the East: Seattle to Bar Harbor…

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It was two years ago today…

  April 30th 2012 I left my apartment in Seattle WA and set off on the first stage of my cross country tour. I first rode to Olympia and spent a few days with friends before setting off around the Olympic Peninsula where I intersected with the Northern Tier route which I rode to Bar Harbor Maine.  Regular readers know I blogged that whole tour and initially uploaded photos to my Tour 2012 photo set on…

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Journey to the East – Packing List

This packing list was at the bottom of my epically long Kit Considerations post. I was doing some editing and decided that this information would be better served as it’s own post. The two posts are linked to each other so nothing should be lost to the reader.  This allows the packing list to be in a nice short post for those who like to see what others have used. I’ve also updated and added…

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Journey to the East – Kit Considerations

Fully Loaded Atlantis in front of the White Mountains in Vermont My touring kit had been pretty static the last few years, with often just one or two bits changed as I’d set out on tour.  This year, for my cross country tour, I changed quite a few things and thus set out with a decent amount of previously untested kit.  I went over in meticulous detail my experiences with the charging system that I…

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Journey to the East: Photos

Atlantis in East Montana Since returning from the terminus of my 2012 cross country bicycle touring I’ve been slowly (quite slowly alas) sorting through the thousands of photographs that I took. Now I was uploading photos as I went but these stopped around East Montana.  Why is that you ask? Well let me explain the setup I was using for this tour.  I had a Canon Powershop a580 Point and Shoot camera as my primary…

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Journey to the East: Some closure

My Atlantis disassembled just out of the box Three weeks to the day that I dropped my Atlantis off at Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop it has finally returned to me. But damn did they overzealously break it down for boxing. I can understand much of the disassembly they did but was it necessary to take the bell off the stem? Or the waterbottle cages off the frame? Once the wiring for the lighting system had…

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Journey to the East: 9 August 2012

The Atlantic from Cadillac Mountain The spring sea — all day long it rises and falls, rises and falls   -Yosa Buson Vanishing Point If a tourist town can wear one down I always can find solace in the woods. So this day I spent at Acadia National Park riding the Carriage Paths and up Cadillac Mountain. These carriage paths are pretty fun – hard packed gravel paths, lined with stone the wend through this…

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