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Are You Planning Any Big Rides in 2013?

By January 17, 2013

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Katy Trail touring bike arkel pannierI don't know about you but the turning of the year makes me start thinking about larger rides that I'd like to accomplish in the next 12 months. This fall I'm considering a ride from Chicago to St. Louis, using a route already mapped by the League of Illinois Bicyclists that follows Historic Route 66, a distance of around 400 miles.

I may take Nick Lubecki's approach to bike touring, which includes foraging for discarded pizza.  Or I may just pursue a more mainstream approach to bicyclist cuisine. Like restaurants and food purchased at grocery stores.

Are you planning any bike touring in 2013?  Comment below.

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January 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm
(1) Paul Flewwellin says:

Yes I am planning to ride the MS 200 in New Bern NC, then will look toward a longer ride…

January 24, 2013 at 11:53 am
(2) Justine Olawsky says:

Trying to find a friend with whom to do the STP (Seattle-to-Portland) ride in July. It’s fully supported, though, so it’s not a risky ride — but it ought to be a fun (and beautiful) one!

January 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm
(3) ELI (1/2 of VT's Forever Cycling Duo) says:

In Sept. 2012 we pedaled 600 miles on our beloved recumbent tandem bicycle leaving Vermont & turning around once in Rangeley, Maine… Dean & I usually do these trips twice a year! We are both now closer to age 60 than 50 & there is NOTHING else we enjoy more…
God willing we will do another couple during 2013 – hope you can too!

January 27, 2013 at 6:45 am
(4) Nic Holden says:

I’m planning to cycle up to my mum’s house over a weekend, about 130 miles through a couple of Scottish Ski centres (Glenshee and the Letch), crossing the Cairngorms, ending up close to the Cairngorm ski centre.

It may not be a big trip in some folk’s eyes, but the first biggie for me, and I’m really looking forward to it. Got a lovely Specialised Secteur which feels like I can sit on it all day.

No training at the mo tho, too much snow and ice on the roads….

Any advice for a newbie?

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