Archive | September, 2014

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What kind of handlebars do you need for bike touring?

I remember the day I finally accepted that something had to change. We had arrived into a campground after a long day of touring. While John set up our tent, I stood quietly watching. My arms were curled up, nestling my hands in front of my chest as I tenderly guarded my right hand with […]

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The currency of life

This post was written by the writer of the (now defunct) site, Perrys’ in Wonderland. I first read it back in 2008 and it has stayed with me ever since. Throughout the years, I have often gone back to reread these words and remind myself how important it is that we choose wisely. We only […]

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Stratton to Caratunk

September 11 So we’re sitting around the lean-to chatting away, talking about how light weight we’re traveling and what items we brought that we can get rid of. “You can get rid of your cup,” Arrowhead says to someone. “What?! Get rid of my cup? How would I cook my food? What would I drink […]

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Gorham, NH to Stratton, Maine

August 29 Went 11.8 miles today.  This was by far the longest I’ve ever gone.  Won’t beat this until probably the last half of the 100-mile wilderness.  It’s supposed to be hard until then. August 30 Hiked 9.6 very hard miles today.  The only reason I pushed myself was because I wanted to do the […]

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