Friday Link Love: Long Ride Edition

Happy Friday, everyone. We’ve made it through another week. Go team.

It’s been quite a while since I did a Friday Link Love post, but this week I’m bringing it back. Without further ado, here are some of the good things I’ve been reading of late.

Tour Divide

While I can never imagine riding the Tour Divide, I have a fascination with the event. This year, two riders who previously completed the Tour Divide on single bikes endeavored it on a tandem. Caroline, the stoker, wrote a fantastic post about what riding the Divide is like on a tandem. See it here on kurt’s going nuts…

In addition, the first female finisher and new female record holder of the Tour Divide, Eszter Horanyi, wrote about the gear she used for the adventure. Eszter’s writeup is on Gooney Riders.

‘Tis the 1200K Season

It may not be a PBP year, but randonneurs are still out riding 1200Ks and some are even sharing the tales of their journeys.

Shenandoah 1200K: Wisconsin randonneur Dan D. headed out east earlier this year for the Shenandoah 1200K. Being that the Shenandoah 1200 happens so close to home, I read his report with interest. Read all about the ride on his blog, Dan’s Rando Adventures.

Cascade 1200K: The Road Pixie, who I met last year at PBP and I believe calls Minnesota home, returned to Washington state to take on the always challenging Cascade 1200K. This year’s edition involved rain and cool temps and some personal issues with asthma, but the Road Pixie persevered through it all. Find her story on her Road Pixie blog.

Colorado High Country 1200K: Dave C., of Massachusetts, traveled out to Louisville, Colorado, with hopes of completing his first 1200K. He gives a full account of the Colorado High Country 1200K, as well as the highs and lows of a multi-day randonneuring event on his blog, Velocio.

That wraps up this weekend’s recommendations. I guarantee you will read a post or two and then be gripped by a desire to run out the door and hop on your bike. Enjoy!

2 responses to “Friday Link Love: Long Ride Edition

  1. This is another interesting account of the Shenandoah 1200:
    http://randobryan.blogspot.com/2012/07/adversity-and-providence-how-i-survived.html

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