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Fully Loaded Test Ride

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May 3, 2010

50% FAILURE. 100% OVERALL SUCCESS

Welcome to the hinky math ride report, alternate title “A comedy of awesome errors”.

This past weekend, I decided to do a fully-loaded trial run out to Beaver Pond Campsite near Lake Welch. I chose this location for two reasons.

1. To get to it, I would…


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Epic Rides

100 Miles of Nowhere

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March 22, 2010

Or 100 Miles of somewhere?
I had to think long and hard before deciding that I wouldn’t be entering the 100 Miles of Nowhere this year. Very long. Very hard. (That’s what she said. What?) Two things made me disqualify myself. It is with shameful regret that I will now…


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Transamerica

Guns & Blammo – TransAmerica Update

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February 25, 2010

Will you be taking a gun?
This is the one question I’ve had about my trip across the USA that’s taken me a little by surprise. It’s not that I haven’t thought about my personal safety – believe me, I think about it a lot and get lectured regularly…


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Maps are Epic – TransAmerica Update

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February 9, 2010

I’m completely fascinated by maps. Actual physical maps. And atlases. When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about visiting my Grandparents was going into the cupboard and pulling out the old (1962) Readers Digest World Atlas – still in the box it was shipped in…


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Welcome, Mr. Zimmerman

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January 31, 2010

Oh, it’s a hotly debated issue in the touring cyclist world. Panniers vs. trailer. It’s the Mac vs. PC. The Cats vs. Dogs. But I don’t care. I made a decision and this is it.

This lil’ Bob Yak trailer, whom I have christened Zimmerman, can carry 70lbs if…


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Kickstart my heart

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January 20, 2010

Today, I launched my first ever Kickstarter project. Kind of exciting. Will it be successful? Will it actually help me write my book if it is successful? (I’m definitely compelled to write if I know people are waiting on stuff!) Will people just laugh at my craziness and how…

Janeen McCrae
Santa Cruz, CA

Writer. Rider. This is where I collect the fruits of those two things.

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