No-Thinking Tour Tour2016

April Bicycle Camping day 5

in hazy night stepping into water… losing my way -Issa It drizzled a bit overnight but by the morning it was dry and grey. As I noted earlier the ferries weren’t really conducive to maximizing my time on Orcas and still getting to the next campground. I had the options of leaving around noon or around five. Three or so would have been ideal, but what can you do?  I was able to do one…

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No-Thinking Tour

April Bicycle Camping day 4

  even for the meadow butterflies… the day is long -Issa The plan is to go to Orcas Island and spend some time at Moran State Park.  The ferries aren’t really amenable to maximizing ones time on an island. That is I wanted to go over early this morning and return mid afternoon tomorrow. That’d maximize my time on Orcas. But the ferry was either super early, or late morning.  I opted for late morning.…

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April Bicycle Camping day 3

 “Thus, the sage performs effortless deeds and teaches wordless lessons.” – Lao-Tzu I didn’t have too much riding planned for this day, I primarily desired to visit a few of my favorite spots on Fidalgo Island. But being at Deception Pass State Park – which I haven’t camped at in decades – I decided to explore a bit. The park features a unique dual beach, one side on Cranberry Lake the other on the Sound.…

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Tour without a goal – 6 July 2014

“If a thing is worth doing once, it is worth doing over and over again – exploring it, probing it, demanding by its repetition that the public look at it.” -Mark Rothko coastlines Another day spent in very familiar territory. Apart from beginning/ending many tours in these parts I grew up on Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands, on which I did the bulk of today’s ridding. As is just was on Port Townsend a month or…

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Tour2003

Proto-Tour Day 3

The Golden Road This was the third day of my 2003 Shakedown Tour around Fidalgo, Guemes and San Juan Islands.  On this day I drove back from Woodinville to the ferry terminal on Fidalgo Island and took the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. This sucked up pretty much all of this day. I don’t have too many pictures from this day either though plenty of rambling in the journal. I’ll excerpt some…

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Tour2003

Proto-Tour 2003 day 2

Mount Erie on Fidalgo Island This was the second day of my 2003 Shakedown Tour around Fidalgo, Guemes and San Juan Islands.  On this day I rode on Guemes and Fidalgo and then drove back to Seattle to see a concert after which I stayed at my apartment in Woodinville. I’d be back in the Islands on the next day. For the intro to this series and details on the source narrative and such see…

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Tour2003

Proto-Tour 2003 day 1

The great Pull & Be Damned Rd. [Update 02.21.12: I found my journal from this “tour” which it turns out I was just transcribing in the document I published below. So I’ve transcribed the rest of this day and edited the post accordingly.] Introduction 2012 I’ve talked about what initially got me interested in bicycle touring in earlier posts, but rooting around my documents folder I found some fragments of a tour diary from what…

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The pub my destination Tour2007

Tour 2007 – day 2

After a fairly fitful nights sleep, I finally got out of bed around 8:30. I showered, made coffee, and oatmeal and turning on the TV for some weather got sucked into a fantastic US Open woman’s match that ended in an upset. So again left a bit late but I wasn’t really pressed for time today. Even though I never caught the weather it turned put to be sunny and warm. I road into Mount…

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