Bike, humor, recumbent, Trike

Inspirational journey of a lifetime

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

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The Dark Side: Why Would a Veteran Cyclist and Tour Leader Ride an eBike?

November 7, 2017 - Jerry Hughes is an Adventure Cycling member and leads guided tours for Adventure Cycling too. I am not only a recreational cyclist; I am a hardcore cyclist — and I bought an eBike this year. Since 2010, I’ve been leading tours for Adventure Cycling. I’ve lead and staffed over 20 tours and I’ve ridden the… Continue reading The Dark Side: Why Would a Veteran Cyclist and Tour Leader Ride an eBike?

Bike, health, humor, PEBL, recumbent, stress, Trike, Vacation

Save the Duck Pond

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

Bike, ELF, health, PEBL, recumbent, stress, Trike

How steep is that hill?

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?

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HE HATED BIKING, BUT A SIMPLE MINDSET TWEAK CHANGED HIS MIND FOR GOOD

BY SELENE YEAGER AUG 6, 2018 bicycling.com Evan Hoffmeier, 29, of Sioux City, Iowa is really clear about one thing. He was not interested in riding a bike. “To be as frank as possible I did not want to buy a bike, but my wife Kelsey was adamant that she thought it could be fun.”… Continue reading HE HATED BIKING, BUT A SIMPLE MINDSET TWEAK CHANGED HIS MIND FOR GOOD

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Cycling thru Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton becomes almost impossible

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

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It’s a bike repair Road Trip

It's 6pm we've worked all day. The car is packed and we're ready to go. Go where you say? Sacramento to repair an ELF trike for a 94 year old man. It does seem like a long ways to go, 536 miles to be exact just to fix a bike but he needs help. It's… Continue reading It’s a bike repair Road Trip