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From Rise Again! by Steve Miller/Grampies

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Steve Miller/Grampies replied to a comment by Richard Hughes on Pretty Tough Lady

Yikes, those 800 mile rambles are each roughly equivalent to one Camino, the only walking route we are familiar with. I guess the 100 miles in Italy would just be to cool down!

The blogs got transferred by software. It is not perfect - with some photos lying on their sides, and some dead links. Links to our own stuff on Crazyguy are automatically dead, since Neil deleted it all! It would be a good rainy day project to shift these to their Cycleblaze equivalents. Only thing, we would have approximately 2000 pages of blog to check. That would be monumental, as you suspected.

3 years ago
Richard Hughes replied to a comment by Steve Miller/Grampies on Pretty Tough Lady

I had no idea; ignorance is bliss. I know you can retrieve your CGOAB posts as single files, but how did you retrieve and then repost all the individual files? This seems as though it would be a monumental task. We're going to be busy backpacking again this year, starting with the 800 mile-long Arizona trail in March and April, then a trip to Japan in May to hike the Kumano-Kodo Kohechi, 800 miles of the GR5 in France in July and August and finally about 100 miles on the AV2 in Italy in September. We have no plans to bicycle-tour this year. There are lots more bike trips that we'd like to do, including in New Zealand and Japan. It's just a matter of finding the time to fit it all in. We've had to be content with day rides in San Diego. You'll have a great time in Austria and Bavaria. All that Sacher torte and apfelstrudel! Our diet of pastries was so impoverished on the PCT that I lost 7 kg. It's great that Dodie will be able to get around pain-free. I signed up to follow your posts so I'll look forward to reading about your adventures but will be envious of the pastries.

3 years ago
Steve Miller/Grampies replied to a comment by Richard Hughes on Pretty Tough Lady

Hi Richard and Patsy, it's good to reconnect! As you can see we have kept cycling, right up to the collapse of Dodie's knees in Amsterdam last Spring. Now with two new knees, we will head out again in 4 weeks. In part we will be replicating your 2014 tour in Austria and Bavaria! The upcoming blog for that will be called "Grampies Track the Tortes", here on Cycleblaze.

In 2017 some topics came up in the forums of Crazyguy that caused Neil Gunton to come out as a gun tot'n Trump supporter. Just as much of the social fabric in the US has been torn by the 2016 election, this tore Crazyguy and resulted in the departure of many top bloggers. It was a movement that Neil tagged "Crexit".

Cycleblaze was created by Jeff Arnim, one of those top bloggers. It has some great features, like a toolbar for formatting, and inserting links and photos that works very well. Most importantly the Cycleblaze community feels inclusive, something that seemed to have evaporated from Crazyguy.

3 years ago
Richard Hughes commented on Pretty Tough Lady

Patsy and I have been busy backpacking (across the Pyrenees in 2017, the PCT in 2018) and consequently haven't toured by bicycle for a couple of years. However, we're planning to go to an Adventure Cycling shindig in San Diego next week and I got to wondering what you two were up to. Hmm, vanished off the face of the Earth. Ah, but with the help of Google I was able to hunt you down. No longer crazy? Blazing a new path? What's up with the move? Some of your links are old and broken, BTW, but not those knees. Keep on peddling. Richard

3 years ago
Keith Classen commented on Pretty Tough Lady

I thought my cut off point might be around 4 or 5 but today the sun was shining with no wind. It was -1 thereabouts. What the heck. So I layered up and did a quite enjoyable 40 k ride up and back along the waterfront. It was a solo ride I might add as Kathleen thought a walk with a friend made more sense. Thought it would be wise to hose off any accumulated salt when I got home but that didn’t happen as the hose was frozen. We are quite spoiled here in Victoria as the temperature this January typically got up to around 8 degrees many days...very bikeable.

3 years ago
Rachael Anderson replied to a comment by Andrea Brown on Pretty Tough Lady

I won’t go out when it is icy or too slick but I better make sure Scott doesn’t either.

3 years ago
Andrea Brown replied to a comment by Scott Anderson on Pretty Tough Lady

I commuted to work a few times when it was around 24F, but one time apparently there was moisture in my brake lines so at around mile two my brakes froze up completely, so that was something I had not anticipated. Jacquie is spot on, stay away from streets with any sort of traffic if possible, many PNW drivers in the snow and ice are ridiculously bad at it.

3 years ago
Jacquie Gaudet replied to a comment by Scott Anderson on Pretty Tough Lady

I don't know about Portland, but in the Vancouver area (and I expect most of Vancouver Island), there are a lot of vehicles on the slippery roads (1) whose drivers aren't good at driving in those conditions and (2) aren't equipped with things like snow tires which help. Riding on streets where it's like a bumper cars attraction is not for me.

3 years ago
Scott Anderson commented on Pretty Tough Lady

I recognize a challenge when I see one. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for a good cold snap so we can take it up.

3 years ago
Bill Shaneyfelt commented on Pretty Tough Lady

Good! Keep on keeping on!

3 years ago
Steve Miller/Grampies replied to a comment by Laurie Marczak on Risking All for a Date Square

Well now, today we went to Drumroaster, and back! We are watching the builder's reports to see just when the luxury Grampies' suite is completed at your house. We will then come by car, but a "day ride" down there is in the works for when we have first completed training by circling Austria and Germany in the Spring.

3 years ago
Laurie Marczak commented on Risking All for a Date Square

Surely a day ride down to Seattle is the only sensible next step?

3 years ago
Janet Anspach-Rickey commented on Risking All for a Date Square

Wow Dodie, So fun to see you pedaling again. Both knees behind you. It's only a matter of time now! You go girl!

3 years ago
Glen Adams commented on Risking All for a Date Square

Go Dodie! I think you are amazing.

3 years ago
Mike Ayling commented on Risking All for a Date Square

Hey Steve,
Re the log splitter:
Unless you actually have to put in a competitve tender if the Gummint is buying you can usually charge what you like and they will usually pay.
It is not their money after all!
Mike

3 years ago