After a week of rain, wind and cold, it’s now 78 degrees. We pedaled 23 miles on this spectacular day in San Diego. The Old Mission Dam is still standing after over 250 years
By: John Simpson Posted: 11/8/2018 3:00 AM Brandonites John Simpson and Laurel McLaughlin are pictured at the end of their journey, in Halifax earlier this year. In 1999, my wife Laurel McLaughlin and I crossed an item off of our shared bucket list. We pedalled our mountain bikes 8,045 kms from Vancouver, B.C. to St. John’s,… Continue reading Inspirational journey of a lifetime
Word has it that the county of San Diego is going to fill in the Gillespie Field Duck Pond. Nooooo! It’s not much, And it’s getting less of a pond and more of an eyesore with every day. It’s sandwiched inbetween Chemtronics and other manufacturers but it’s one of the last bits of nature in… Continue reading Save the Duck Pond
Gradients and cycling: an introduction theclimbingcyclist.com If you’re at all interested in cycling uphill (or even if you’re not) you would have heard people refer to a climb’s gradient (or steepness) as a percentage. A climb might have an average gradient of 3% or 5% or even 10% but just what do these numbers mean?… Continue reading How steep is that hill?
When biking the California Coast the only way to get from LA to San Diego is thru the marine Corp base. For decades it has been allowed and accessible. But on October 1st every rider must have a pre screened biometric ID. Which means a trip to the base before attempting the pass thru. While… Continue reading Cycling thru Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton becomes almost impossible
This feature originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. To receive nine issues a year as well as a host of other benefits, join Adventure Cycling today. Sora has visited more countries than most people. Twenty-four, for those keeping track. Having lived on the streets in her youth after a series of… Continue reading If we go she goes.