Author Topic: What's on your cycling bucket list? Bike rides to do before you die.  (Read 992 times)

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Offline SGcyclist

Anyone else bored in the office today? I wrote this blog up a while ago on the places I wanted to cycle before I die. I thought it would be of interest to an adventure cycling association!

http://decaironman-training.com/2013/12/18/12-bike-rides-to-do-before-you-die-cyclingbucketlist/

Any riders got some other suggestions?

Offline dayjack119

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Re: What's on your cycling bucket list? Bike rides to do before you die.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 02:53:46 pm »
At 70, I try to keep my expectations lower, but I do have some particular places that move me which will highlight my bike tour this coming season.  The bad-ass Badlands of South Dakota, the Continental Divides in the Tetons, the Cascades, and the Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey to Moro Bay.  Then next year, I am looking at the Grand Canyon rim and Monument Valley among others.  ...There is so much that I haven't seen in the USA.  The more I ride, the more I don't feel the need to go outside our borders.  This is one, big, beautiful country.

Offline soilsguy

Re: What's on your cycling bucket list? Bike rides to do before you die.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 09:35:12 pm »
Fantastic question for all of us who ride to live a fuller life. How many items are any of us willing to go for?  I am 63 now, have been riding since I was 18 I have turned the cranks for more than 85K miles now.  My top three on the LIST: 1) Here in the USA on road bikes - Ride from Montana/Canada border to Corpus Christi, TX; 2) Do a circuit tour in either NH, VT or Maine for 7-10days in the fall; 3) Ride from Astoria, OR to Crescent City, CA in late summer.
On MTN Bikes 1) Colorado Continental Divide Nat'l Scenic Trail >400 miles 

Offline big_dummy2013

Re: What's on your cycling bucket list? Bike rides to do before you die.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 10:39:09 pm »
I just want to go to Maine in June of 2014 and if all goes my way I will be off on my trip.I have a Surly Big Dummy 2013 model and it is heavy but I
have low gears on it that helps out a lot.To dayjack119 my helmet comes off to you at 70 I say you are in good health go for all you can do if you like join me on my trip to Maine.My trip is about 1500 to 1800 miles one way.

Offline dayjack119

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Re: What's on your cycling bucket list? Bike rides to do before you die.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 11:03:54 pm »
Thanks for the invite, but I did Maine last year.  It's beautiful and gorgeous and you should have a great time.

Offline Mongoeric

Re: What's on your cycling bucket list? Bike rides to do before you die.
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 11:22:39 pm »
I live in Vermont so I can cross that one off. Last summer I did Vermont/Canada border to Brooklyn.

This summer is Vancouver to Mexican Border, or some abbreviation due to my nieces wedding in the middle of the summer in NYC.

Next summer - big dreams - Orient Express - Paris to Istanbul.

I've go the bike trip bug bad!