Cyclotouring

Back on the road

I’m back on tour again, another shortish jaunt; this time a bit over a week. I’m heading up to Victoria, B.C. In Canada to see some experimental classical music concerts. I don’t plan to “live blog” this one but I’m thinking I’ll use Track My Tour. So if interested follow along here: Tour into Silence. I will post pics and write-up as per usual upon my return. If you are curious about the concerts I’ll…

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Cyclotouring

May Micro-Tour Day 4

Atlantis packed up and ready to roll May Micro-Tour day 4 The last day of the tour is of course the ride home.  Now when I was camping at Twin Harbors, just a few miles up the road, I rode back to Olympia in a straight shot, which I intended to repeat.  It is a few more miles, but the route I did that time took a rather northeastern jog that added a few miles…

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Ride Reports

Winter Picnic (and beyond)

Shadow Rider January was pretty bleak this year with some quite cold weather here in Olympia. I can’t deny the impulse to hunker down and hibernate in these conditions. The rains came back and it warmed up a bit but while I’m always game to ride in the rain it doesn’t really inspire one to all day rides. As the month waned I began to do a few more lengthy rides including a near all…

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Bombing Around

First ride of the new b’ak’tun

First ride of the new b’ak’tun or last ride 2012 or bombing around Oly I was in TN visiting family during the rollover from the 13th to the 14th B’ak’tun and thus am only now getting around to a ride. This day, which is also the final day of 2012, began with snow in Olympia which coated my neighborhood with a fine, wet layer of snow. By the time sufficient coffee and the like had…

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Bicycle Camping

Autumn Bicycle Camping Day 4

Atlantis in the wind and rain   October 12th: In which the weather turns for the ride home I was awoken before dawn by wind and rain buffeting the tent. I’d been pretty closely watching the weather for this trip and while it was forecasted to rain on this day it wasn’t supposed to start until later. So I figured I’d be able to pack up, make breakfast and such before it really got started.…

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Tour2012

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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