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REI Speaking Gigs - "Bicycle Touring Your Own Way"

Catch my presentation about bicycling touring at 4 different REI stores in the Seattle area this spring!

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Writing Update: How's That Memoir Comin'?

You’ve heard it before: writing is a long, slow process. The first draft looks nothing like the final one, and there can be years and years between them. Why? Because the process is slow enough that the writer is actually living into new experiences, becoming a new person. It’s not just the words on the page that I’m revising: it’s the stories I tell myself.

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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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Business or Pleasure? My Time at the Port Townsend Writer's Conference

There were a lot of women at the Port Townsend Writer's Conference. And, there were a decent amount of young women. But I think I was the only one who showed up by bicycle.

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My 10 Minutes of Fame at Stoked Spoke!

Oh, how I love being the center of attention. Thank you to Swift Industries of Seattle, for hosting a fabulous night of route-sharing and cycling enthusiasm! (That was hands-down one of the most appreciative crowds I've ever performed for.)

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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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Field Trip! Schoolteacher leads Teens Across the Nation by Bicycle

Ms. Fran Call, former schoolteacher on Mercer Island, Washington, is a force to be reckoned with. She lead four different groups of junior high students on epic bike tours across the country.  Yes, alone. Yes, fifteen teenagers.  And yes, they pedaled an average of 85 miles per day!

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