9 posts tagged Travel

Heather Rose Rides the Oregon Timber Trail

Bike Friday’s Alan Scholz

I've been making monthly trips to Eugene – the people, the manufacturing facility and the bicycle have left a lasting impression. My first visit included a tour of the factory. Where else can you go in this country and see a bicycle being built? Not very many places. These bicycles are made one at a time. Continue Reading


There's a change in the weather on Prince Edward Island, for the better. It's been cold and wet, now the 10-day forecast shows milder conditions. It's still hard to pack for this outing; knowing that it can turn cold and wet means I must have a plan for that, even if the forecast calls for 50's and 60's. A full set of rain gear with lots of wool layers are in the panniers. I leave Thursday for a 10-day trip to Eastern Canada; a week bike tour on PEI then 3 days in Halifax for the ... Continue Reading

Announcing the Cold and Wet Tour

The kids return to school, but I'm still itchin' to stay riding, so this weekend I pulled the trigger on a week-long tour of Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. It's Canada's smallest province, but big into cycling. Their Confederation Trail travels the length of the island — off-road and flat. I have a business excuse for this trip: the First Angel Network in Halifax, Nova Scotia is hosting the 2012 National Angel Summit. FAN made me an honorary member and placed me on the ... Continue Reading

The Ongoing Pursuit of Minimalism

As I packed for my recent trip to Halifax you'll remember, I ditched the big camera and laptop. The iPhone was going anyway and if it could act as camera and computer then this represented a significant weight savings, bulk, too — plus the worries of water damage. Adding the Bluetooth keyboard was the only luxury. The Kindle got left behind, which was an easy decision — I read with the Kindle app on the phone. This boiled down to a pretty small footprint, electronics-wise. ... Continue Reading

Tony’s Used Bikes

He wouldn't let me take his picture and he didn't want me taking pictures of his bikes — I suppose he didn't want trouble from people saying, "I saw my stolen bike in that photo!" But few bereft owners would find much of value at Tony's Used Bikes in Portsmouth, NH. To say that all the good stuff had been picked over would be an understatement. I walked right by then turned and strolled in. There must've been dozens of old bikes lined up in his long driveway next to his house. I ... Continue Reading