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Member Profile

Bill Stone


Title Ratings
Heart of Silver, Heart of Bitterroot 75
Down, Down, Down to the Sea 43
The Canyon Is Calling and We Must Ride 74
Ghost of the Grievous Angel on My Shoulder 89
Athens to London in 1983 201


Neighborhood ruffians taught me to ride a bicycle when I was about five years old. Thereafter bikes were my primary means of transport while my family lived on military bases around the world when I was a kid. Many years later I rode my first overnight tour, and soon after that I headed to Europe and pedaled more than 3000 miles from Athens to London. Now that I'm retired, I enjoy touring, day rides, unpaved trails, and bikepacking.

See also my personal cycling site:

1952: Early training in Puerto Rico
1962: Advanced training in Japan
1982: A few months before riding from Athens to London without a camera
1984: Experimenting with a new career, Java
1988: Still hauling human cargo
2011: Old and gray
2011, Lincoln Memorial: Completion of ride east
2015: Still chugging along