Category Archives: Bike-touring

Smith Rock to Sisters, OR: An Overnighter

A cyclist’s dream, the state of Oregon exudes bike friendliness. Portland, it’s most populous city, is a multitude of bike pathways and bike lanes and rates consistently in the top 5 cities in the country for most bikeable city; there … Continue reading

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2 Bikes, 8 Panniers, a trailer….and a Puppy?

  Yes, a little Springer Spaniel has been added to the adventure. We picked up Bodhi at 8 weeks old and have been gearing him up for a life of bikes, trails and the great outdoors ever since. We purchased … Continue reading

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Travels In Portugal (Part 5): The Atlantic Coast

And finally! the final instalment of our wonderful travels in Portugal. After three weeks of pedaling through the Portuguese countryside we arrived at the northwestern coast; beyond, as far as the eye could see, only blue ocean. It seemed fitting … Continue reading

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Travels In Portugal (Part 4): Tras-Os-Montes & Parque Nacional Da Peneda-Geres

We’ve fallen behind a bit in our recollection of stories and pictures of our adventures in Portugal. Here is Part 4 of our travels by bicycle through Portugal. Click to read Part 3, Part 2 or to start at the … Continue reading

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Travels In Portugal (Part 3): The Douro

A third installment of our cycling trip in Portugal. To read Part 2: The Beiras click here. To start from the beginning of the trip click here. The Douro valley: The Birthplace of Port

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Travels in Portugal (Part 2): The Beiras

The second of five posts of our adventures through Portugal. To read Part 1-our time in Lisbon click here. The Beiras: Hilltop castles & sleepy villages Lots of hills, sun and castles; the beginning of our cycling trip in Portugal.

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Travels In Portugal: Our Route

While we continue to finalize our 2nd post of our cycling trip through Portugal here’s a look at our route.

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“You look like a swollen bumblebee!” (Cycling the Sunshine coast & Vancouver Island)

“You look like a swollen bumblebee!” shouted the friendly local as we rode past. We can only hope he was refering to our bright yellow pannier raincovers that we had rarely taken off in 7 days of cycling. This past … Continue reading

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The Great (Great!) Divide-Stage 1

We just completed the first stage of the Great Divide Bike trail-Banff, AB to Roosville, Montana. Fantastic! 9 days of beautiful backcountry cycling-through valleys, over mountain passes, along old fire roads and rough single-track trails with the sun in our … Continue reading

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