Cycling Peace on the International Day of Peace with Beloved Biking Buddies

Saturday was the International Day of Peace, first established in 1981 by the United Nations, and celebrated since 2002 on September 21, that happens to be my birthday! This year’s theme was climate action, thus this year’s UN Climate Action Summit. International Peace Day is younger than me and so is the peace sign. The … More Cycling Peace on the International Day of Peace with Beloved Biking Buddies

In Mint Condition

I met Andy and Julia at gorgeous Kathryn’s Cove on Lake Superior while on my trans-Canada trek last summer. I had approached a family to ask them to be a witness for my record attempt. They were in a hurry but pointed to Andy and Julia and said, “They look like they have time. Try … More In Mint Condition


I may have mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again. I make a point of allowing the blog title and content emerge from the day’s ride. When I saw this building near the end of today’s ride, I suddenly knew today’s title. We exited our modest hotel very early this morning to winter, at … More Weather-beaten

Healthy State

Of the four states we’ve ridden in on this north leg of the peace sign, North Dakota has seemed the healthiest. The economy seems robust. It’s based on oil and gas but it’s diversifying. The leaders have set up the Legacy Fund to prepare for the time when oil and gas reserves either end or … More Healthy State


On a long bike tour, you pretty much have to expect at least one day like this. The wind roars, grass flails towards you as does the occasional flag, you drink and still get a dehydration headache, the scenery inches by. As clouds and I went opposite directions, I watched their shadows race toward me. … More Headwind