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Bikes On Amtrak

Bikes on Amtrak

Would you take your bike on the train if it was easier to do so? Does the idea of boxing up your bike cause you to think of driving to your destination instead? For today's podcast I'm joined by Champe…

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Styrofoam and Road Kill

There were a few things I wasn't prepared for on last week's 10-day Erie Canal ride. My riding companion Kent and I prepared for months; we'd shipped our bikes ahead and carefully packed only the essentials. We were ready for…

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Erie Canal Post-Mortem

  • September 28, 2011
  • Rides

Just a few days ago Kent received an email from someone who did the Erie Canal ride a year ago; he wanted to know of the details, a post-mortem of our 426 mile ride. On the flight home I made…

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Glad It Was You

KC writes: I really enjoyed reading about your trip along the Erie canal. You guys faced some pretty harrowing circumstances and lived to tell the tale. I have to say that on the front end of your trip I was…

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Kent’s Wrap-Up

  • September 27, 2011
  • Rides

I asked Kent for his final thoughts on the ride: The change in my body around day 4 was notable, vis a vie aches and pains. They virtually disappeared, although the tuchus (Yiddish for rear-end) was an issue off and…

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The Traumatic End of an Epic Adventure

  • September 26, 2011
  • Rides

We had a short ride to Albany, a victory lap is what I'm thinking, but that's not how things turned out. Instead we'd have our most challenging day of the trip — and more mud! Our departure from Schenectady was…

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