A Journey of 1000 Li

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2 June 2010

Ojiya to Niigata: A little shopping and a lot of riding

 

Ojiya to Niigata Distance: 63 miles Total Distance: 1123 miles Photo Album ┬áLike the afternoon before, today was a lot of urban riding–we had decided to just get through the Niigata area as quickly as possible so that we could enjoy some better days of riding as we went up the coast. We woke up […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Bicyle touring equipment; japan cycling route; On the road.

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24 May 2010

Gifu to Mino: Armored for the weather

 

Gifu to Mino Distance: 25 miles Total Distance: 733 miles Photo Album The day started off with a couple of major decisions. First, we realized that we would not be able to do the Norikura -> Takayama -> Matsumoto -> Nagano section of our trip because of road closures and bad weather. Second, we had […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Bicyle touring equipment; japan cycling route; On the road.

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18 April 2010

Everything but the kitchen sink (our bicycle touring packing list)

 

Two weeks to go! It’s hard to believe we’re so close to leaving. With the looming deadline comes the realization that our final packing list is still incomplete. We’ve gone through a few different checklists, but never reached the definitive “this is everything we’re taking with us” point. This weekend, we decided we could no […]

Posted by Vicky under: bicyle touring; Bicyle touring equipment; Planning.

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18 April 2010

A short training ride to La Jolla Shores

 

Vicky and I took a short training ride down to La Jolla with all of our gear last weekend. It’s been a couple of months since we put everything on the bikes, and we’ve made a few new acquisitions since then (REI loves us). With our packing list mostly complete (more on that later), we […]

Posted by Kelly under: Bicyle touring equipment; Training.

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