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What do you hope 2019 has in store for you?

Jeff Arnim

In terms of cycling, I mean.

With a kid who's just about to turn a year old, my plans and hopes are modest: a lot of riding around town, an overnight here and there close to home, maybe a couple of nights somewhere a little more distant.

What about you?

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6 months ago
Jeff LeeTo Jeff Arnim

I hope to do the USA coast to coast tour that I originally planned for 2018. I didn't get to do it this year because our relocation from Illinois to Kentucky ended up being more time consuming and costly than I anticipated.

The route I hope to do is a custom one, designed for me by John Egan. It prioritizes roads that are as empty as possible, with some occasional dirt/gravel sections. For the first time I will be doing a long tour west-to-east. The route starts in Bandon, Oregon and ends in Cape Henlopen, Delaware.

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5 months ago
Steve Miller/GrampiesTo Jeff Arnim

with any luck Dodie s second knee replacement, scheduled for 

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5 months ago
Steve Miller/GrampiesTo Steve Miller/Grampies

Yuckkkk. How do you delete stuff here? In fact how do you post it?  Sorry guys, this is Dodie, the computer illiterate, and I am now also frustrated.  I will get Steve to help me later and then write about our hopes for 2019 cycle trips.

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5 months ago
Mike AylingTo Jeff Arnim

Nothing too exciting.

Mary and  I hope to have a couple of two week credit rides somewhere in Australia.

Mike

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5 months ago
John PescatoreTo Jeff Arnim

My wife and I are planning to do a bike-centric vacation in Michigan's Middle/Upper Peninsula in 2019.

 I also want to do a multi-day credit card style tour on my road bike, have been testing and accumulating "bike packing" gear to do that. My plan is to weigh those bags loaded, and use that as my 2019 weight loss goal - have same bike+rider weight on those hills I know I can do unloaded on the road bike, which doesn't have a granny gear up front. I have ample reserves to do that...

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5 months ago
Scott AndersonTo Jeff Arnim

Rachael and I hope to spend most of next year on tour somewhere, since we’re homeless anyway.  January we’ll still be in Taiwan, but then we’ll return to Portland for two months.  After that we plan to make a large loop of southern Italy in the spring, and then a fall trip from Glasgow to Valencia.  But then, we change our minds a lot, so anything might happen. 

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5 months ago
John SaxbyTo Jeff Arnim

Plans include some weeks Down Unda in March/April, visiting our family there, & especially spending time with our grand-daughters.  I expect/hope that visit will include some day rides in the Queensland/NSW border ranges.  Then, later in the summer, some overnights and short tours in Ontario and (perhaps) the Adirondacks in upstate NY.

Hopes ('cos ya gotta believe, as Tug McGraw used to say) include an outbreak of peace, and the appearance of some sanity on the matter of climate change--both of which would open social and geographical space for cycling and cyclists.

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5 months ago
Erika BrewerTo Jeff Arnim

Hope? A long trip in Europe.

Reality is something more like the ACA's Sierra Cascades route between Lake Tahoe and Sequoia National Park. Seems really interesting. It's also not that far from home and it seems like it's set up pretty well for camping along the way. I'm a little worried about traffic in Yosemite, but I'm thinking that if I get up early and do most of the riding in the morning that I can beat all the late risers.

Not sure if I can swing the time in spring or if I have to wait until fall, but I feel good about making it happen in 2019.

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5 months ago
Steve Miller/GrampiesTo Steve Miller/Grampies

Ok, Steve here.  We are just a few days from Dodie's second knee operation. So the first objective is a good recovery, which should take about three months. I hope to be able to take a photo of the repaired Dodie atop the repaired Bike Friday. That will close off the blog Rise Again

We wanted to re-start with a  6000 km spin through all the 10 or more wonderful routes in the Bavaria/Tyrol area. They look something like this:

We have split this idea into a Spring and Fall version. In Spring we hope to just mosey over from Bregenz, in western Austria, to Vienna and then Prague. From Prague it's up to Leipzig, and maybe back to Bregenz.  Fall would then be the time to head more south, toward the Adriatic. Technically not in 2019, the following January we would plan to head for Mexico!

Oh, Dodie adds, that of course in July/August we want to tour the Gulf Islands here in British Columbia with Avi and Violet, who will be turning 11.

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5 months ago