Andy Amick

Bikepacking the Colorado Trail with Kids

by Andy Amick

For several years, I wanted to take my boys out on the Colorado Trail, completing one segment at a time. This year, we started that journey by riding Segment 1. Our plan involved two nights of camping along the 17 miles from the Waterton Canyon trailhead to the South Platte River. We could have easily […]

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Book Signing

by Andy Amick

Join me and Alpha Bicycle Company on June 7th for an evening of Tour Divide talk. This is definitely one of those things in life I never imagined. Just like I never imagined myself writing and publishing a book. But hey, it’s happening so come out and enjoy some bike talk and refreshments. You can […]

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Paperback is now available!

by Andy Amick

You can now buy the paperback version of A Dream Worth Living directly from Amazon for the low, low price of $11.99. The book is available for free Prime shipping, but there is some additional time required for the on-demand printing of the book. The paperback version contains a few additional pages of pictures taken throughout […]

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Win a free copy of “A Dream Worth Living”

by Andy Amick

What could be better than my book? Other than sunsets in the mountains, a new bike, clearing a technical section of trail for the first time. I better stop listing typing before I put my book at position 10,047,874. But up there on the list of good things is a new book, especially a free […]

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A Dream Worth Living

by Andy Amick

The book is now available in Kindle format at Amazon.com. It’s only $0.99 for the first two weeks. Stay tuned for updates about the paperback release in late April. In the meantime, if you’re so inclined to buy and read the book, thank you. Thank you very much. After writing over 80,000 words for the book, […]

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Book Launch Week!

by Andy Amick

The book is coming. The book is coming. I think it was Paul Revere who said this first. Although maybe he said something slightly different. I can’t believe it’s here! After more than two years of work, my Tour Divide book will be published this week. I have a few minor details to address, but expect […]

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A Glimpse Into Surviving the Editing of My First Book

by Andy Amick

If the key to writing a book is continued focus, the key for editing is not letting the process hurt too much. This is especially true when your wife is your editor. Watching hard earned words being crossed off, moved around, and replaced hits a writer hard. So how did I survive the editing process? It […]

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How I Wrote a Book (While Working Full-Time and Being a Parent)

by Andy Amick

It was hard. It was also completely worth the effort. As an engineer, sitting down to write 50,000+ words seemed overwhelming. I’d never written more than 10 or 20 pages for a project, and most of that came in the form of screenshots or bullet points. Writing this blog certainly helped me become a bit more […]

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Tour Divide Book Cover Ideas

by Andy Amick

My book about riding the 2014 Tour Divide is getting closer to completion. While the writing took a lot of work, the editing processing has proved to be even tougher. I guess I’m a better rider than a writer I’m also a better rider than a graphic artist. So, I’d like your feedback on the […]

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Watching Your Kids Push Their Limits

by Andy Amick

One of the best things in life is watching your child accomplish a task they deem impossible. Of course, it’s even better when that something involves a bike. Earlier this summer, my 12 year old son and I headed out for an overnight bikepacking trip. While we rode the trails toward Chatfield State Park (the same […]

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