Bike Touring Northwest Washington State: How Our Bike + Ferry + Train Loop Worked Out

I started with an overall plan for bike touring from our front door in southwest Seattle that would take us north and west in a big loop. My general parameters: Start from our front door. Technically one probably always does this,…Continue Reading

Bike Touring Round-up: Bike the Gap + C&O Canal Towpath

Our first bike touring experience rocked our socks! (And made them very, very wet on a few days….). Bike travel for so many days felt unlike any vacation I’ve ever taken. We’ll be doing this again — a lot. Especially…Continue Reading

Bike Touring the Great Allegheny Passage: Days 3 and 4 on the GAP

We’re another 43 miles down the road, just a day’s ride from the end of the Great Allegheny Passage, and damp outerwear is draped on the shower rod with a load of laundry waiting to be done. First things first…Continue Reading

Bike Touring Lessons Learned So Far: Two Days and 84 Miles

  None of this will be news to people who have bike toured for years, and I’m sure blog posts and videos and lists abound that could have spared me some of the lessons. But hey, I’ll remember all this…Continue Reading

#BikeIt: What’s On Your List?

You know what a bucket list is — the things you want to do before you die. I’m not looking quite that far ahead with this #BikeIt list, just musing about things related to bicycling that might strike you as entertaining, inspiring,…Continue Reading

Bike Style Gift Ideas: Three Products I Love and Why I Love Them

Over the years I’ve road-tested a number of products that help my bicycling more comfortable and more stylish. This list makes it easier for you to send very pointed hints to people who love you and want to make you…Continue Reading

Trails in Washington State: A Bikespedition Goal

The goal of bicycling in every county in Washington state gives me one thing to shoot for. As I wrote that post I realized how often my clearest memory of biking in a particular county is tied to its trails.…Continue Reading

Bike Tour Planning: (Relationship) Lessons Learned So Far

These are not lessons from a bike-touring expert by any stretch of the imagination. As a couple we’ve gone on three multi-day “sheets and showers” bike tours so far: Seattle to Lake Stevens and surrounding area: I planned this four-day…Continue Reading

On the Road Again: Getting Ready for a Washington State Bike + Ferry + Train Vacation

As Hubs and I got ready to set off on another multi-day bike tour because last year’s was so amazing and wonderful we first considered heading to the Route Verte in Canada, then decided we’d design an adventure that starts…Continue Reading

Washington Counties Challenge: A Statewide Bikespedition To-Do List

Bike challenges motivate some people, while others say they just ride their bike to ride their bike. I ride my bike without needing a challenge to inspire me, but at the same time have fun with the sense of accomplishment…Continue Reading

Travel Takeaways: Mental Musings from a Long Bike Tour

Riding my bike for ten straight days on a touring vacation gave me physical effects, of course, and also some policy/professional thoughts and these mental takeaways. Getting truly away from everyday routines and geography creates the most vacation-y vacation ever.…Continue Reading