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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Proto-Tour 2003 day 5

Cattle Point Lighthouse So this is it, the final day of the Shakedown Tour. I rambled around San Juan Island until mid-afternoon on this day and then ferried back to Fidalgo Island. From there it was about an hour of driving and I was back at my place in Woodinville.  Thus my first attempt at bicycle touring came to a close.  I’d be back in this area next year, but this time solely under my…

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Proto-Tour Day 4

Pi This was the fourth day of my 2003 Shakedown Tour around Fidalgo, Guemes and San Juan Islands. This day was spent entirely on San Juan Island where I took two ~20 mile trips, basically circumnavigating the island. For the intro to this series and details on the source narrative and such see the day 1 report. The entire series are collected in the Tour 2003 category. San Juan Islands Shakedown Tour 2003 day 4 05.18.03 1:16pm…

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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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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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