Posts tagged oregon
Why Cycle Solo? - Emily Loberg

Riding your bicycle alone for thousands of miles isn’t for everyone… and literally anyone can tell you that. But in this interview, Emily Loberg offers a few compelling reasons why she’s glad she pedaled solo across the United States in 2016.

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Do it Your Way - Emily Loberg

Emily Loberg grew up bicycling and traveling, but she didn’t put the two together until college. As a freshman, she went on a guided Spring Break trip to Kentucky and discovered a lasting love for bike travel. After graduating, Emily worked for several years to save enough money to make her dream come true: a solo bicycle tour across the United States.

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"Divine Intervention" – Ashtyn

When I asked about miracles on her bicycle tour across the country, Ashtyn responded, “Oh gosh, there were so many!” Here are some of her favorite memories of “divine intervention,” after riding across America with her brother Justin last year. (My personal favorite? The Powerade Miracle.)

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“I Got My Confidence Back” – Ashtyn

Ashtyn never thought she could bike across the country. But at twenty two years old, she was lacking motivation and direction. A recent college graduate with no future plans and a waning confidence, Ashtyn decided to attempt the impossible. She texted her older brother, Justin, who also happened to be a Type One diabetic, and asked if he wanted to join her on a cross-country ride to raise awareness for Type One diabetes. Justin’s response? “F*#k yeah.”

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Fear & Love, Across America - Katie B.

“Working through fear is a personal journey, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a supportive riding partner to encourage you as well,” writes Katie B. In this interview, Katie and I discuss the challenges of her 2017 cross-country bike tour, what inspired her to try bicycle travel in the first place, and the rewards that kept her going. She also recounts her “How We Met” story with her boyfriend and touring partner, Jeff!)

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Feminist Bicycle Book Publisher - Elly Blue

Elly Blue has made a living in Portland, Oregon by writing about her two favorite topics: feminism and bicycling. She’s penned such juicy titles as Bikenomics: How Bicycling Will Save the Economy and Bikes in Space: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction, and has claimed her place as one of the USA’s most formidable and respected bicycle activists.

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Doctor-in-Training - Interview with Kyleen

"Powerhouse" doesn't begin to describe Kyleen: She graduated from medical school last summer, and is now in residency training in Klamath Falls, Oregon. "It's a dream come true to be able to mountain bike straight from my house!" she writes, describing her fifteen minute commute to the clinic. During her time off, her partner Josh and dog Oliver join her on the trails. 

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Cycling the French Countryside - Interview with Lorely

In 1979, Lorely and her sister cycled through Southern France on a whimsical, spontaneous adventure. At night they pitched their tent wherever they could: in a field, on a beach, and even in the midst of a nudist colony. In 2016, the sisters returned to their old 'pedaling grounds.' And this time, they took pictures. 

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Internet Celebrity - Interview with Marley

"Biking While Fat" - That title caught my eye like a neon sign.  I moved my cursor to the link, clicked, and began to read.  It seemed impossible. It was certainly unprecedented. Was someone truly writing about cycling with a body type other than that of a fit-and-chiseled athlete? 

(read time: 20 minutes)

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Indie Filmmaker - Interview with Jennifer

Jennifer is a professor of film at Pacific University, where her passions for cycling, family, and filmmaking have combined in her documentary film The Wind In Our Hair, which features the stories of female bicyclists. 

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Cyclin' Superhero - Interview with Sarah

When I try to imagine Sarah Griffith's life, I keep picturing her as a superhero.  Sarah, an unassuming history professor, suddenly sprints into a storage closet and emerges moments later clad in spandex, hefting her trusty bike onto her shoulder, popping gum and ready to win the next mountain bike or cyclocross race. 

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Bicycle Kitty - Interview with Maria

Meet Maria, the woman behind the "Bicycle Kitty" blog.  From working as a bicycle messenger in San Francisco to leading guided trips in Oregon to making bike-related crafts for arts fairs, Maria has put cycling at the heart of her life. "I look to the bike for every realm of my well-being," she says, "and it’s never disappointed me."

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