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Since October 2009, Willie Weir has posted to his Sights and Sounds blog 254 times. That’s a lot of blogging and Willie has decided to step back for a bit. Willie, we’ve loved riding along with you! Your stories, photos, sights and sounds have been an inspiration. Thank you!
Don’t be shy. Reveal to the world your squishy, lovable, portable, well-traveled, bike-touring companions. You are all in good company!
How about you? Do you travel with a mascot, stuffed or otherwise? Are you willing to admit it?
Grapes, vineyards, wine, people ... Willie Weir shares a story and photos form his time in Portugal.
We encountered hundreds of dogs in our bike travels in Taiwan, and we were never chased once.
Willie Weir shares photos this week on his Sights and Sounds blog.
It can rocket inedible food to cuisine, but what happens when you stumble upon a truly great diner or cafe?
Willie Weir puts a bike-travel setback into perspective ...
Willie loves paper maps. One of the maps in his collection evokes fond memories ... a little piece of art.
I took one more look at this huge spider as I left the room. It freaked me out.
When you travel by bike, be sure to feed the butterflies ... let Willie Weir explain.
Miles pedaled. Passes climbed. Headwinds. Tailwinds. Beauty. Cold. Heat. Accomplishment ...
All memorable sure, but what REALLY stands out?
Take your dog along for the ride — introducing some amazing bike touring dogs and their humans.
The light is fading, so you search for a place to camp. Then you reach into your tent bag ... NOOOOOOO! In all those hours of blissful sun, you forgot to dry your tent. How do you avoid Soggy Tent Syndrome?
In a country that manufactures so many bikes, you’d think bikes filled its streets. Ironically, that hasn’t been the case, but things are changing — Taiwan has started to embrace bike travel.
Willie Weir pays tribute to an inspiration, Adventure Cycling co-founder Greg Siple, and shares a video of Greg speaking at Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2016.
She strolled the beach, hot cup of coffee in hand while the waves lapped at her toes. Seriously.
Should you stick with the plan or entertain distractions? Here’s a distraction you won’t want to miss.
Make your cycling plans for 2017 with advice from one of our favorite bike travel dreamers, Willie Weir.
Willie Weir has a holiday message for you ...
Willie and Kat traveled across Washington State on a trail you’ll likely want to know all about.
Willie and Kat’s travels in Taiwan ... just absolutely, stunningly, memorably perfect.
If our bikes feel a bit heavier than usual ... perhaps they have been packed with kindness.
This is Beth. The first time she pedaled across the USA, she celebrated her 65th birthday. You’ll be inspired to know how much bike travel she has packed into her life since then.