Monday, August 20, 2007

Bike Tours

Since I haven't spent much time in the saddle this summer, I'd like to share a few other cyclists' tours that I've been following:
  • My friend Jene-Paul set out from Vancouver, Washington to ride through every state on the perimeter of the lower 48 (his original plan was to visit all 48 contiguous states, but he scaled back a bit). Unfortunately, things went terribly wrong in the first week of his tour. In his text-only journal, Jene-Paul gives vivid, verbose descriptions of the good, the bad, and the ugly entitled "A Toil Of Pleasure."
  • An American Singlespeed in Paris documents a series of dayrides, showing that not all tours actually have to go somewhere. This is one long page with brief text and lots of large photos.
  • GIT/GITAP blogger Jennifer recently visited Yerkes Observatory, a forgotten and endangered treasure, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin via Metra and bicycle. Check out the rest of her blog for other Chicagoland daytrips, including a few in the Lake Calumet area.
  • If you have lots of time, check out Mark Boyd's 38-day tour across the United States.
Maybe someday I'll have another bike tour of my own for your reading pleasure. For now, I'm finishing up the pages for our 2007 Pacific Northwest Auto Tour.

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