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Hercules: The most famous Argonaut

I have had my website about the argonauts for 15 years today. The myth of the argonauts is one of the first western adventure stories about a hero on quest, symbolically a quest for self-improvement. Hercules was one of the sailors on the Argo along with Jason and the rest of the Argonauts. So, I… Continue Reading


Walden

A short winter ride turns into an adventure full of thoughtful introspection and inspiration for the coming year. This is one of my favorite guest posts.






Chameleon encounter

Cycling Africa Solo

I always recommend people keep their stories short and sweet. Here is the shortest and sweetest so far. Congratulations on taking life into your own hands.


My first bicycle tour in India

Here is a a resourceful microadventure in India by bicycle. I like the reference to a “A philosophical experience”.


Bicycle Race to the South Pole

With the wonders of technology we can follow a bicycle race to the South Pole live on the internet. The last I heard the British adventurer Maria Leijerstam is in the lead on her fat tire tricycle.



A 400-mile detour in Bolivia

This is an excerpt from Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel. Together with her husband and children, Nancy rode her bicycle from Alaska to Argentina. Changing Gears is her travel memoir from her time on the road.


Reflections on a Self-Propelled Summer

With winter weather the current reality it is a natural time to reflect on the past summer and it’s warmth. My past summer was spent walking across the US on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2660-mile footpath from Mexico to Canada.


Challenging Oneself

This recent guest post arrived just days ahead of a news story about Lance Armstrong full of controversy, upset and — maybe — inspiration.


Spirit of Adventure

The following was contributed by Frosty Wooldridge. It is one of his “Spirit of Adventure” bicycle greeting cards.


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