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Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Glenn Amey

Posted May 5th, 2011

Glenn Amey

“This image is rounding the northern end of Cape Breton and riding a Dean 29er mountain bike with a Rohloff hub. My past trips include the Riva del Garda area of Italy, the Blue Ridge Parkway USA, Route 76 Trans-Am west to east, and Ireland on a tandem.”

“The next trip is this summer (2011): Switzerland’s Alpine Bike 1 with a return trip through Italian Dolomites. After that, my sites are set on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.”

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Bruce Gordon

Posted January 25th, 2011

Bruce Gordon

Bruce discovered bike touring through a chance encounter with someone organising an adventure race in 2001.

“We got to talking and he mentioned a California tour he was planning for the spring. Intrigued, I asked if he’d mind some company. The rest is history,” Bruce says. The two friends now tour 2-3 times a year together on recumbents. They travel light, put in long daily distances, and end each day with a hotel and a nice meal.

“What do I like about touring? well my touring buddy summed it up best: ‘it’s fun even when it’s not fun’. I love the feel of working for the distance traveled and the way you look ahead with anticipation and respect of what’s to come. You acknowledge every aspect of each day on the road and appreciate the simplest of things. I think you’re just more in tune with the world around you. You pay attention to the sky and what it’s telling you. To the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes in wind speed and direction. To the varied quality of pavement beneath your tires. Temperature, precipitation, friendly honks of encouragement and blaring horns of intolerance from motorists sharing the road, all these things play on your morale throughout the day.”

“It’s hard to express to someone who hasn’t achieved for themselves, the sense of accomplishment you feel when you finally crest a summit that’s taken you most the day to reach, and then the reward of the fast flowing descent down the other side.”

“And food… Remember when you were a kid, how you reacted when someone bought you an ice-cream cone? When you are touring, all food has that affect on you.”

“These are the things I love about touring but mostly I love the simple, satisfied, exhausted feeling when I turn out the light at the end of each day.”

In 2011, Bruce’s big challenge is setting the Guinness world record for the fastest solo global circumnavigation by bicycle. Read more on his website: www.globebent.org.

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Kacper Kadlubiski

Posted January 6th, 2011

Kacper Kadlubiski

Kacper is from Gdansk, Poland. He’s gone on several month-long trips:

  • Tour de Olympus 2008: Romania-Bulgaria-Greece, 2200 km
  • Bike Madness 2009: Macedonia-Albania-Montenegro-Bosnia-Serbia, 1800 km
  • Prague-Barcelona 2010: Czech Republic-Austria-Slovenia-Italy-France-Spain, 3000 km

He bought his bicycle 5 days before his first trip!

“Now travelling by bike means everything to me. Just freedom!” says Kacper. For 2011 he’s planning to visit Peru and you can read about his Machu Picchu Cycle Expedition.

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Daniel Herstedt

Posted September 14th, 2010

Daniel has cycled Vietnam, China and great parts of Europe including the length of Italy.

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Dena & Gina

Posted August 29th, 2010

Dena & Gina

We are Dena & Gina, two everyday Americans who like to travel by bicycle. Having ridden since we were kids, we have a shared passion for cycling that really took flight in 2006 when we began annual bike tours in Europe, exploring Germany and Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. At the end of every trip we always wish we could just keep on pedaling but jobs in the States have always called us back home.

We’ve broken away this year, downsizing our lives and moving (temporarily) to Australia. Though still working, we are venturing out this Down Under summer 2010 for a 5 week cycle around New Zealand‘s South Island. Our ultimate goal? To continue saving for that next big cycling trip, the one that doesn’t have to end after three weeks have gone past. We’ve been blogging about our Australian adjustment and cycling trips abroad on our website, Burrito Wagon.

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