The Road

A bicyclist uses stepping stones to cross a stream while pushing her bicycle

Touring Clean vs. Home Clean

Published on June 16th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

As a woman on a bicycle tour, you’re bound to get questioned on many topics. Even if you’re traveling with a companion, male or otherwise, there are questions that invariably get asked. For example: “Do you ... Read More


A bicycle tourist stops on the shoulder with the ocean in the background.

Paying it Back (and Forward)

Published on June 12th, 2014 | by Matt Emerson

Recently we found ourselves with some spare time after a trip to Monterey, California. Instead of taking the most direct route back home Pam and I decided to take the scenic Highway 1 down the coast. ... Read More

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Leaf littered trail through trees in Bastrop State Park, TX

Girl Trouble

Published on June 9th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

When I told my mom about my plan to ride a bicycle across the country, she had a few concerns. Most were not legitimate (isn’t it dangerous for your future reproductive prospects to ride on a ... Read More


Tent set up at night with dark sky and stars.

What to Pack: Clothing

Published on June 5th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

As with everything related to cycle touring, careful planning beforehand can payoff big time. This is especially true when it comes to clothing. Weather prediction is a tricky thing, and having the appropriate clothing for any ... Read More


Tent pitched under a large tree

Powering Your Tour

Published on May 29th, 2014 | by Matt Emerson

Now that you’ve decided to go on this crazy thing called a tour and have purchased all the cool gadgets to make your tour awesome, you’re worried that you will be stranded with a low cell ... Read More

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Two loaded touring bicycles leaning against a wall with mountains in the background

Lessons Learned from my First Bicycle Tour

Published on May 19th, 2014 | by Pam Emerson

September 20, 2011 Ferndale, WA to Deception Pass State Park, WA 52 Miles Woke up early this morning to a beautiful sunrise at Aunt Robin’s house. She made us a delicious breakfast (bison with eggs and ... Read More

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