Category Archives: Cycling

Mule Packer–the D.I.Y. Travel Bike that Flies Free!

The Mule Packer bike is the simplest method of building your own low-cost demountable travel bike using only common hand tools! You assemble it from half-frames cut from two 1980’s mountain bikes with different diameter steel tubing. You cut the front … Continue reading

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Biking Chiloe Island – Off the Beaten Path

If you can find Chile on the map, then you must be aware of its outstanding physical feature. It is, of course, by a large margin, the longest, narrowest country in the world. So narrow, in fact, that it’s only … Continue reading

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Chile – Top to Bottom

 The Atacama Desert to Puerto Montt Chile, that amazingly long South American country, extends in a narrow band 2,700 miles down the Pacific coast of the continent, from 18 to 54 degrees of latitude. Its northern border is the Atacama … Continue reading

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1997: Cycling from the Snake River to the Willamette

The cycling business has profited immensely from encouraging us cyclists to think in terms of grams when it comes to bike parts. (Exactly how big is a gram anyway? Could you feel one if I dropped it in your hand?) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Going the Distance with George Thomas

How a RAAM Rider Overcame Huge Obstacles America has succeeded in exporting its entertainment culture all over the world, but hasn’t been nearly as successful with its home-grown sports. Basketball is popular in Italy, baseball in Japan, football in Canada, … Continue reading

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2013: A Pilgrim’s Progress along the Camino de Santiago

A Secular Pilgrim Rides the “Camino de Velo”   Copyright P. Marsh After witnessing the arrival of the 10th-placed sailor in the Vendee Globe Round the World Yacht Race in February, I continued my N-S bike journey along France’s Atlantic … Continue reading

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2006: Cancun to Celestun–Crossing the Yucatan on a Mt. Bike

Part 1: 12 Reasons Not to Travel Overseas with a Standard Full–Size Bike The plan was simple: I would give my Bike Friday a year off from the wear-and-tear of another journey in Latin America and instead take an old … Continue reading

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2010: Sea-to-Summit of the Dominican Republic

Bike and Hike to the Highpoint of the Caribbean   C. P.Marsh After the last two winters when I only got as far as my Mexican dentist opposite Yuma, Arizona, I was keen to go outside the US for more … Continue reading

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1992: Riding Steens Mountain-The Highest Road in the NW

Riding the Steens Loop Means a Long Day in the Saddle!  Copyright P. Marsh Late last year, on a Sunday morning with the rain hammering against the window, I decided to hold off on my daily ride and do something … Continue reading

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2006: Two Time Zones and Two Countries in a Half Hour!

An Adventure Ride on the Mexican Border  Copyright P.Marsh I didn’t fly to Yuma last December to escape from the Oregon winter, but there was no denying the fact that the clear 70-degree days and starlit 40-degree nights did put … Continue reading

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