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Posts tagged with bike-touring

  1. What is bikepacking?

    03 Mar 2021

    Recently Bikepacking posted a video about defining bikepacking — the activity or culture, not the website and adjoining print publication — explaining that the complexity of their endeavor was daunting. Or maybe impossible, or possibly silly. The video was hosted on Bikepacking’s YouTube channel, both of which had their own…


  2. Seattle to Portland, the dusty way

    21 Sep 2017

    PORTLAND, Oregon — I decided to follow what I think of as John’s Route from Seattle, Wash., to Portland, Ore., by way of gravel roads, national parks big hills and forests.  That first day, leaving the sweatbox hostel on Second Avenue in Seattle, I took John’s advice and cut off…


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