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Coffeneuring 2017 – Ride 7

Today we could have gone cross-country skiing (more snow up at Mount Spokane!), but instead we decided to take our seventh “coffeeneuring” ride for this season (see the post on our first ride for more information), which means we completed the coffeeneuring challenge! It was another cold November day, and threatening to rain. So, we…
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Coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 6

Today we took our sixth “coffeeneuring” ride (see the post on our first ride for more information). Our previous ride was almost two weeks ago: Zach went to his third board gaming convention of the year, and we also got our first good snow, so we’ve been cross-country skiing instead of cycling. But it got…
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Coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 5

Yesterday we took our fifth “coffeeneuring” ride (see the post on our first ride for more information — also, the inventor of coffeeneuring just posted again on the subject). We decided to ride to the ScrumDiddilyUmptious Donuts, at 1201 Barker Road in Spokane Valley. That’s the donut shop that we attempted to visit in coffeeneuring…
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Coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 4

Today we took our fourth “coffeeneuring” ride (see the post on our first ride for more information). We tried to go to a donut shop, but arrived about 10 minutes after it closed (didn’t check the hours, doh!). So, we circled around to a few doors down from where we went on our third ride…
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Coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 3

Today we took our third “coffeeneuring” ride (see the post on our first ride for more information). We left after lunch. The temperature was in the low 50s, with partly cloudy skies. We got a few short sprinkles of rain, but it was quite pleasant riding. We took the long way to Liberty Lake, via…
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Coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 2

Today we took our second “coffeeneuring” ride (see the post on our first ride for more information). It was kind of a blustery day, and we had some things to do this afternoon, so it was a short ride: 6.2 miles round trip to the Far Cry Cafe at E 24921 Trent Avenue near Newman…
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Coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 1

A week or two ago, I came across a blog post with a “Coffeeneuring” challenge. Zach and I thought it would be fun, so yesterday we did our first coffeeneuring ride. What, you may ask, is coffeeneuring? To understand that, you need to know about “randonneuring”, which is the formalized sport of self-supported long-distance endurance…
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Summer 2017 Photos

We had a very busy summer this year — we didn’t go on any big trips, but we had quite a few small adventures. And we didn’t get around to blogging or posting any photos until now… Better late than never, I hope? Zach spent most of June on a road trip, which Jennifer didn’t…
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Jennifer’s New Bike (and project)

After our Natchez Trace bicycling adventure, I decided I wanted to get a different bicycle. I’ve really enjoyed riding my bike (a Volae Century recumbent bike) for the past 5 years or so — it’s comfortable and rides well with or without a load on it. But it was difficult (to say the least!) to…
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Summer 2016

We had a pretty busy summer. Nothing really seemed to qualify for its own “adventures” post, but we had a lot of fun and went to some beautiful places, so I thought I would post a photo gallery of some of our summer activities, which included: June – Adventure Cycling’s National Bicycle Travel Weekend –…
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Canoeing the Buffalo River: A Slightly Epic Adventure

On May 6, Zach, Jennifer, Jennifer’s dad Al, and his partner Gwen left on a 3-day drive to Arkansas, where we planned to meet up with Zach’s mom Virginia and cousin Donna (who drove out from Georgia), for a 5-day canoeing and camping trip on the lower section of the Buffalo National River, between Grinder’s…
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Minnesota cycling part 1: Driving there

Zach and Jennifer are both (not too seriously) trying to visit all 50 United States; they’re each down to less than 10 to go. A while back, we compared our lists and found that neither of us had ever been to Wisconsin, Minnesota, or North Dakota. Minnesota seemed like a nice place for bicycle riding,…
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International Selkirk Loop, Aug/Sept 2014

We decided to do a bike tour at the end of the summer of 2014 on the International Selkirk Loop, which meant that we could leave and return from our front door. It sounded pretty nice, and we thought early September would be a good time for the trip. So in July, we sent off…
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A Moving Adventure

We have just moved across the state, from the Seattle, Washington area to the Spokane, Washington area! The place we left was a pleasant 1500 square foot house built in 1960, located in a hollow in the city of Shoreline, Washington, about three blocks north of the Seattle city limits. It was in an urban…
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Packing the Scorpion

Even though the HP Velotechnik Scorpion Fx is a folding trike, its still a bit large and unwieldy, so some additional dissassembly is required in order to make a small enough package for airline travel. I was able to purchase a large double-walled box from the UPS Store (30″ x 30″ x 30″), which I…
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Adjustments

Not being 22 any more (the age I was in 1988 when I took my first loaded bicycle tour), I decided I’d better get in shape before our upcoming cycling trip. So around the beginning of the summer, I started cycling more, and I’m very glad I did it — I wanted to enjoy the…
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Shakedown Cruise

We decided we needed to take a Shakedown Cruise to make sure all our equipment was working as planned. So, after looking at some old local guidebooks, we settled on a loop trip through Snohomish, since neither of us had ever biked past Bothell or Lynnwood in that direction. This would give us a chance…
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Getting ready

Zach and I are preparing for a 6 week bicycle adventure in central Europe in September (stay tuned for more details): Today’s task was setting up this blog, so our interested friends and family can follow our trip if they want to. We’ve been talking about routes, getting maps, etc. over the last few weeks…
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