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Pros and Cons of Using an Electric Bike on Your Bike Tour

Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, have recently taken the world by storm. Electric bikes have become an excellent option for commuting to and from work, strolling through the mountains, or just cruising around town. Some cities worldwide have even offered subsidies for purchasing them so that the option is more accessible. So if e-bikes …

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I Just Have to Move My Legs

Contributor: Alison Alsup In the summer of 2021, when I was 20 years old, I took a Greyhound bus from Columbus, Ohio, to Seattle, Washington. The three-day bus trip included me barfing on the pavement at the Minneapolis station, being offered hard candy “for a good time” in Billings, Montana, and disgusting motion sickness through …

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Goodbye, Old Friend

Contributor: Phil Blumenkrantz I’m suffering separation anxiety – not from a girlfriend or job or my recently-deceased cat. From my Panasonic PT-3500. It’s been six months since I parted ways with the touring bike I’d ridden almost exclusively since the mid-80s. My sense of loss hasn’t softened. Each time I would complete a trip, I …

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