Category Adventure Cycling

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Ten

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We started around 8 am the next morning by loading our bikes into a trailer for transport to the Route of the Hiawatha trailhead, and then climbed into an old school bus for our shuttle there as well.  During its time, this trail was also known as one of […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Nine

June 24 – July 26, 2021 With a three-hour drive to the midafternoon start of the bike tour in Heyburn State Park just outside of Plummer, Idaho, we hung out in the room until checkout at noon.  Plummer is the largest city within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and knowing we had a busy last day […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Six

June 24 – July 26, 2021 The Tillamook Creamery is just off the highway as you run through town, a new facility that opened in 2018 and now hosts over 1.3 million tourists each year.  Visitors can learn about the cheesemaking, cheese packaging, and the ice cream-making processes from a viewing gallery over the main […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part Three

October 18 – 27 We left Tombstone on a clear morning with blue skies that would follow us all day.  We decided not to stop in the downtown area (if you could call it that) to see the tourist street, multiple blocks of recreated late 1870’s cowboy town playing off the famous shoot out at […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part Two

October 18 – 27 We began the tour by meeting our fellow participants as they showed up later in the afternoon on Saturday, then formally convened at 4pm to meet our two Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) tour leaders, Sue Davendonis and Christi Horton.  We gathered in a circle behind the ever-present ACA trailer for a […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part One

October 18 – 27 We spent the next few days at home preparing for what would now be an extended period of time away, traveling for a little over a month to North Carolina, Egypt, and then Mexico.  But first we’d take off for over a week and  meet up with Adventure Cycling to participate […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Six

October 11 – 23 From Café de LaSalle we drove a short distance to our next stop for the day, the Swamp Pop Museum, which tour leader Greg had again arranged to be open for us.  Ville Platte refers to itself as the Swamp Pop Capital of the World, honoring a late 1950s and early […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Five

October 11 – 23 We woke up prepared for the longest day of the tour at 57-miles, gear completely dried out and ready to ride on a windy, cold, and foggy day.  Setting out from camp we encountered strong winds that would alternately hit us from the front or side, but rarely from the back.  […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Four

October 11 – 23 Packed and ready to go, I walked over to the big tent to put on my helmet, gloves and cycling shoes.  No sooner did I sit down to do so when something like twenty mosquitos hit each of my legs.  Swatting away while I finished dressing, I grabbed the bike and […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Three

October 11 – 23 Today’s ride would be longer at 42 miles, but not grueling given the very flat landscape we’d be pedaling through.  In fact, we’d only gain a little over 800 feet during the week, making headwinds the only challenge we might face.  After pedaling a short 7 miles we landed in St. […]