Category Archives: Cycling

In Praise of My Own “Retro” Bikes

The frames of all my bikes were designed 20+ years ago, so qualify as “retro.” Several of them are based on the early mountain bike, so here is a brief introduction to that design,followed by four of my “variations on … Continue reading

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Women Star in Trans Am Bike Race 2016

But Inept Reporting Left the World’s Cycling Fans Unaware! You would naturally expect there would be many adventures for the 66 intrepid cyclists who set off on the third annual Trans Am Bike Race on June 4, 2016 from Astoria on … Continue reading

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My Adventures on a Bike Friday

The inspiration to begin biking in Latin America and later Europe came from the arrival of my 50th birthday in 1997. A few years before, I had written a story for Oregon Cycling paper about ATP (Advanced Training Products) in … Continue reading

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2012: My Pre-Olympic Ride Across London

I have toured in Latin America on a Bike Friday every winter since 1997, when I turned, 50. But this year, with my 65th birthday approaching, I decided it was finally time to change gears and visit my home country … Continue reading

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2014: Cycling Historic Waterways from Quebec City to Buffalo

(Cycle-Touring the St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain and Erie Canal) If you are a regular reader of Bicycle Paper, you may recall I’ve written about my discovery of the lost art of canal biking in my home city of London, and … Continue reading

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2013: Columbia Gorge Bike Trail Unveiled

The new McCord Creek Bridge captures the spirit of the old highway. Where motorists in Model T Fords once crept around curves high above the Columbia River on old U.S. Highway 30, bicyclists and hikers can now enjoy an unbroken … Continue reading

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The “Coffee, Canals and Clerkenwell” Tour of London

In January of this year, I found myself back in Greenwich, England, where I was born and raised, with my trusty Bike Friday, exploring the streets I last rode in 1972. Since I had lived in the Northwest for 40 … Continue reading

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2014: Escape to the Olympic Discovery Trail by P. Marsh

Have you ridden the Olympic Discovery Trail? I hadn’t even heard of it until I reached Washington’s North Olympic coast on a “last-minute” bike tour this past September. In fact, it took a string of coincidences to put me on … Continue reading

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The Great Train Chase: How to Achieve your Cowboy Dream!

Some of my most memorable cycling moments have been entirely unexpected … like the time I found myself participating in that classic western scene — the train robbery! It was last summer and I was staying at Rockaway Beach on … Continue reading

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PM: My World on Wheels

My World on Wheels: By coincidence, 1962 was the year I discovered both bikes and boats and I have bounced between both sports/passions ever since. I have to admit it is a lot easier to practice cycling every day–for the … Continue reading

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