• posted an update 7 years, 3 months ago

    Departure is on schedule for today πŸ™‚ . Weather may be an issue later this afternoon πŸ™ .

    We went through the bags one more time last night.

    We are planning to get 50 miles today.

    Wish us luck and pray that we don’t kill each other on the tandem πŸ™„


    • lol :D, where are you now Gary… how did you manage the first days back in the saddle??

      • Departed about 9am and headed straight into town on the main road.with no traffic. On the way out of town stopped at the Post Office to get some stamps and adjust load. Bike became more stable. Lots of hill climbing today. We walked up 5, YES 5 hills.

        Did not get as far as we wanted today, but are pleased with the progress. After all the hills…[Read more]

      • 4 days 153.59 miles. Today May 10th, we finally found some long stretches without hills

  • posted an update 7 years, 3 months ago

    Here is the bike and trailer 4 days before scheduled departure. Basically everything is loaded. There are a few water bottles to be added. I have lost track on how many times I have packed and unpacked and packed again.

    • Wow!! Real nice Gary… I am amazed the stand is holding all this… You guys will have an awesome time πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Toni.

        That is Click-Stand http://click-stand.com/ When I ordered it about 4-5 years ago I questioned the man that makes them about it being able to support all that weight. He stated that it would be able to do it; I was not sure, but… Since the stand is not attached to the bike you have to set the brakes so that the bike will not move. N…[Read more]

  • posted an update 7 years, 3 months ago

    Here is the list that you asked for Toni. You have to remember that
    Β· We are packing for two
    Β· Riding our tandem (rear wheel has 48 spokes, front has 36 spokes with a Son-28 hub [http://www.nabendynamo.de/produkte/SON_28.html])
    Β· We will be using both panniers and the BOB trailer while.
    Β· Plan to be gone for 6 months

    3 person tent with gro…[Read more]

    • Wow nice Gary, without the BOB there would be no way to transport all this, right? Premium Comfy Prepared Cycle Touring – I like that! πŸ™‚ Had to google: “bear resistant food container” makes total sense, I want one lol.. When are you heading out?

      • We are on schedule to depart on Monday May 7th. πŸ™‚ The only thing that will stop us is weather. Neither of us want to start this trip in the rain.

        Between the stuff in the trailer and panniers we have about 120 lbs (54.5 kg) for the two of us. Without the BOB there is NO way we could put all that on one bike. If we were taking our singles we…[Read more]

  • posted an update 7 years, 4 months ago

    In about 6 hours I will be officially retired. πŸ™‚ Let the party begin! πŸ™‚
    After that the only thing holding us back from starting our 6-month tour is some commitments we have in April. πŸ™ Still looking at May 7th as our departure date. πŸ™‚

  • posted an update 7 years, 6 months ago

    Two things happen today (22 Feb, 12)
    1. I gave written notice to my employer that my last day is 30 March
    2. My wife (Diane) stated that she is concerned that she cannot make 6200 to 7200 miles on the bike. I personally believe that she can, so it will take a lot of encouragement on my part for her to continue on.

    The image is a straight-line…[Read more]

    • Wow real happy for you Gary! Sure she can do it, just don’t push her too much… Wait you are touring on a tandem anyways? LOL so you just need to pedal for her when she get’s tired, hehe…

      Have fun Gary and keep us updated πŸ™‚

      • LOL so you just need to pedal for her when she get’s tired, hehe… I know I have all ready done that for her in the past, and she admitted to it. πŸ™‚

        At this date and time she wants to ride our Trek 520s for this trip. She does not like the cadence that I ride at, high 70s to mid 80s, hers is slower, but on the tandem by the end of the season she…[Read more]

      • UPDATE

        As of today, Diane now wants to take the tandem. This is okay, but I have been getting parts, supplies, and accessories for the singles. I had to order a new rim and a dynamo hub today. Our tandems and MTN bikes have 559 wheels while the singles have 622 wheels.

        Now I need to take some stuff off my 520 and move it to the Santana as…[Read more]

        • Sounds like a plan Gary! Keep us updated and send some pictures πŸ˜›

        • New wheel is built and on the bike. Test rode it over the weekend, and it held together. πŸ˜‰

          While doing an inspection of the bike, I determined that we have wore out the middle chainring and the cluster (cassette). We have over 10,000 miles (16,000 K) on the bike and both items are original. New items are on order as well as a bunch of…[Read more]

  • posted an update 7 years, 7 months ago

    66 more calendar days. 49 week days. Only 37 working days left. Taking 12 days off in February. Add in the weekend days and that is over 1/2 of the month.

  • posted an update 7 years, 7 months ago


    Are you being hit with bots with all the sign ups and advertisements?

  • Johann Mosi Roider changed their profile picture 7 years, 7 months ago

  • Darren posted an update 7 years, 7 months ago

    Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been around mainly due to work commitments but now I’m free and my mega tour is coming around rather quickly. I fly out to New Zealand on the 17th of January for 8 weeks cycling bliss on the South Island before heading back to Australia for a short break then onto a flight bound for London.

    The European…[Read more]

    • I guess I will see you soon Darren LOL…

      Nice Blog! I will certainly rethink the blog thing here at Worldpedal, probably a lot more userfriendly if I get a simple journal sort of set up on the main page rather then the subdirectory blogs, we’ll see…

      Hey you forgot your favourite site under favourite links πŸ˜€ hehe….

      • Fixed Toni, WorldPedal is now a favourite. I would have loved to use your blog but unfortunately I had committed too much time to Blogger. I will try and plug WP as much as possible as I wish to see this site grow.

    • Awesome!!!!

      Great Stuff Mosi!!

      How are you doing? πŸ™‚ Ski season has started and I am eager to go skiing in austria if time permits, are you around for the winter??

      • Hi Toni
        well, thank you it was taken in Spring 2011, a ring road next to Salzburg. Usually I wanted it to have it for my profile picture, I don’t know what was going wrong.

        Right now it’s snowing, yeahhh. You’re always welcome for skiing, boarding, hicking or biking. I don’t have got anything planned so far for winter, so whenever…

        Wish you a…[Read more]

        • Mosi the problem was the image size, if too big it can not be converted into an avatar, I cut, resized and cropped it now for you πŸ™‚

          I will try to make some time, ski season has just started πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Thanks, Thanks so much for all your comments!!!
    Im so sorry that I dont have so much time to spend in the blog. But I promiss all of you I will continuou with this blogsite. I have it lot of problems or […]

  • posted an update 7 years, 8 months ago

    Adventure Cycling ran a story about the Bicycle Friendly decals

    • Good Stuff Gary πŸ™‚ As I pmed you before, I have gotten my Bicycle Decals in the mail now – thank you!! Will take pictures as soon as my wife is back from the philippines…

  • I\’m going to Parangtritis beach tomorrow..

  • What about this view?! I took it a few weeks ago. It’s been a long time I didn’t touch this page.
    It was on the dam of riverflow from Mt. Merapi.

  • Leon H posted an update 7 years, 8 months ago

    Hi guys, I’m back from New Zealand, it certainly was entertaining! I see things are still going well here which is great. I’m going through the process of updating my blog for the trip, have managed to get the first four days of the trip up, starting here. I’ll keep you posted as I get more done!

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    • Welcome back Leon!!

      I read day 1 of your new zealand trip and checked all the pictures and comments below across the site, laughed so hard :D!! Will do more reading when I find the time next week…

      • Cheers Toni, it’s been a bit of a mission getting it all updated! I think I’m up to day 7 now in the blog. Away touring again in January – the work is piling up!

  • work on this site wish me luck

  • posted an update 7 years, 9 months ago

    Bike Friendly decal goes to Germany, to World Pedal founder

    Okay, this was an attempt to help two causes. One was to help let people know that it is not just a local event for the Bicycle Friendly decals, and the other was to promote World Pedal

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  • posted an update 7 years, 9 months ago

    This is related to touring.

    Columbia and Adair County is the launching point of a new NATIONAL Bicycle Friendly Campaign


    Diane and I were at the Rotary meeting the night the decals were discussed and we support the idea 100%

    For years we have been offering water for the Lindsey Wilson riders as…[Read more]

    • This is awesome Gary!! I want one πŸ™‚

      • Hi Toni,

        As soon as I can get my hands on some of the decals I’ll pm you to get your mailing address. At this time the first order of 500 has been sent out throughout the local area and country. The second order of 10,000 decals is on its way to the Coach. Here is an update that was posted this morning. h…[Read more]

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