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The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates.

Photo by Adam Coppola

September 30, 2011
September: Bike Travel Month!
September: Bike Travel Month!

If you are an avid touring cyclist and want an unending supply of beautiful roads with little to no traffic ... negotiate the month of September as your vacation time for the rest of your working days. Then, when you retire, simply continue this travel pattern until your legs no longer spin.

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September 23, 2011
Adventure Cyclist Magazine Now Available as PDF

In response to requests from members for an electronic version of the magazine, Adventure Cycling has rolled out the past year's issues in downloadable PDF format. We will continue to offer individual articles from many of our past issues in our publications archive, for anyone to access, but these full-issue downloads are available to current members only.

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September 23, 2011
Butterfly Explosion
Butterfly Explosion

As we crested the hill, it appeared as if it were snowing. In southeastern Oregon? In September? It was 75 degrees!

 

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September 22, 2011
Cyclists Only Lodging: Monroeville, Indiana
Cyclists Only Lodging: Monroeville, Indiana

With the increasing number of Cyclists Only Lodging and Camping listings on our maps, we got to wondering how one of the first of these facilities was doing: the Community Center in Monroeville, Indiana. I was able to connect with some cyclists who had stayed there recently and asked.

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September 16, 2011
Countdown Redux
Countdown Redux

Last week I confessed my obsession of photographing house numbers during our bike journey in Portugal.

I realize the short "video" might have had a certain entertainment value, but probably fell far short of convincing the viewer that they should hop on a bike and tour there.

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September 12, 2011
Rumble Strip Update
Rumble Strip Update

Last month, I wrote that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) had issued an important new technical advisory (TA) on rumble strips for the first time in 10 years.

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September 9, 2011
Countdown in Portugal
Countdown in Portugal

While we were pedaling in Portugal, I started noticing house numbers. In the small villages, most weren't generic, but often obviously fashioned by the home owner. I began taking photos of them. Then I got obsessed.

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September 2, 2011
Spirited Reception
Spirited Reception

In Thailand, we didn't meet many foreign cyclists on the road (at least on the routes we pedaled), so we got wonderful reactions from motorists. But never honks. The people of Thailand are some of the most polite drivers on the planet.

So when we heard someone honk as they passed it startled us. Then the next car honked as well. And the next. And the next. Were our bikes too close to the road? But each car only honked once or twice. And the occupants were smiling. We smiled and waved back. For the next thirty minutes it was like being on a parade route. We waved at every car and every car celebrated our journey in Thailand with polite honking.

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