Stories from the Road

A Free Spirit

Contributor: Andres Garcia I am from Colombia and have been traveling by bicycle for five years. My trip began in Argentina, where I studied musical composition. I decided to travel by bicycle without thinking about it; it was a decision that I had made at the moment, as I said, without thinking about it. I …

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Old Dog Learns New Tricks

Contributor: Melissa Rosaaen “Do you think we should pay attention to that sign?” Rick says just a little sarcastically as he pedals up next to me.  “What sign?”, I gasp, as I down-shift.  He laughs. “Oh, you know.  The huge one back there that reads, ‘Trail Closed’”. We had been training for our big ride …

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Blueberry Pie

Contributor: Anne Breedlove East or west? Did my husband Jim and I dare try to make it all the way to Perth? It was early May, the time of year the prevailing winds on the Australian Nullarbor Plain shifted. Should we go for it or not? We had eight weeks until our flight home from …

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Chain of Goodwill

Contributor: Ed Ireland-Jones 30th June 2019: Dang it, my knee is wrecked. Well, actually, both are; first, my right knee became really painful, and then the extra strain of attempting to go easy on it has injured my left knee as well. Thank goodness for Jim and Fran, just the sort of friendly faces you …

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Free Wheelin’ Dave

Contributor: Dave Turnbull Having recently been surgically relieved of my bladder after a year’s failed chemotherapy, I knew the best way to recover my sense of wellbeing was to take to the road on my trusty 24year old TREK 520.   As an Australian interested in history, I decided to fly to Geneva and cycle …

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Blueberry Pie

Contributor: Anne Breedlove East or west? Did my husband Jim and I dare try to make it all the way to Perth?     It was early May, the time of year the prevailing winds on the Australian Nullarbor Plain shifted. Should we go for it or not? We had eight weeks until our flight …

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