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What do you hope 2019 has in store for you? (page 2)

Karen CookTo Jeff Arnim

Hi Jeff,

I had planned to fly off to France but circumstances are keeping me closer to home.  I won't slack like last year though ;-)

It's been almost 10 years since my cross country ride and I may ride some of it again, a trip down memory lane so to speak, with a few new roads added in to keep it interesting.

Nothing is nailed down though and I am notorious for changing my mind. ;-)  But either way I am excited for summer and touring season to begin.

I hope you can get some weekend trips in at least.  We miss your journals.


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3 weeks ago
Randy RichertTo Jeff Arnim

Hi Jeff and congrats on the new little one.
As a father of four sons (now all grown men) I can say with certainty your life will never be the same, and that is indeed a wonderful thing.
I hope to take several modest trips, a week long maybe on the Mickelson Trail with the wife and tandem, about a 10 day jaunt on the touring bike and several 3 - 4 day lightweight distance runs on the rando bike.
I have been averaging 4 - 5 thousand miles a season, all riding types combined and I hope to keep that up or even exceed expectations.
The longer term goal is a long cross country solo self contained trip to celebrate retirement.......if that really ever happens.  ;-)
Randy R

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3 weeks ago
Keith KleinTo Jeff Arnim

Hi Jeff,

Happy New Year!

My goals, ever so ambitious though they might be, are to climb at least two cols over 2000 meters, finish visiting some of the departments in France that I started in the context of the Brevet des Provinces Français, and above all not get sick again. If I can manage that I will feel very acomplished.



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3 weeks ago
Scott AndersonTo Keith Klein

Bonne chance!

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2 weeks ago
Bob DistelbergTo Jeff Arnim

After several years spent reading about cycle touring, and so far having just done a few overnights, this is the year for my first multi-day tour.  I'm planning to start small and close to home, doing a week long circuit of my little state of Vermont.  This will be a trip partly of my own devising, as well as following part of Adventure Cycling's Green Mountain Loop.  I'm hoping to do this trip in June, before the full summer tourism traffic starts.  

This will, of course, give me a chance to post my first journal on Cycleblaze!  


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1 week ago
Jean-Marc StrydomTo Jeff Arnim

Despite 2018 providing us with six months of great cycling through Patagonia and Japan it also had some dreadful curved balls with which we had to deal.  We are both in need for some emotional healing so for 2019 we are hoping to get off to South-East Asia for a month or two of easy R&R cycling in February.  We plan to spend four months of the austral winter doing a convoluted LEJOG criss-crossing England, Wales and Scotland to visit friends.  If all goes well we will be back in Patagonia by the end of the year with the hope to push all the way down to Ushuaia.  With this in mind I am filling the gaps in my time boning up my Spanish using DuoLingo.

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