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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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A Bikepacking System Built From Three Companies

by Andy Amick

No, this is not about the 70’s show “Three’s Company”. It’s about building a bikepacking system – one using gear from only three different companies. Bikepacking allows riders the freedom to explore new areas and go deeper into trail systems. However, it also requires a minimum amount of gear to get started. This post will […]

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Visualizing the Tour Divide

by Andy Amick

In my quest to learn Apache Spark to support my day job as a software developer, I decided to analyze my 2014 Tour Divide GPS data. Working with an interesting data set always helps the learning process. Plus, I had the possibility of finding some interesting statistics and measurements about the ride itself. Daily Distance I […]

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Three Benefits Of Reducing Your Riding By 90%

by Andy Amick

While out on a ride the other week, it hit me that 2015 saw my riding reduced by 90% over the 2014 levels. Initially, I was a bit disturbed by that realization. However, I kept pedaling and found three positive twists on such a reduction. 1. Recovery When a picture of your bike sparks images […]

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Wrestling The Witch of the Wind

by Andy Amick

As I write this, the forecast for Denver on Feb 27th is high 60s, bright sunshine, and gusty winds. All on a day when the NHL Stadium Series will be played outdoors at Coors Field. Ah, spring(ish) time in Colorado. Earlier this week we had snow. Sunshine and 50s filled the remaining days. With all […]

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Welcome Back Blog! Were You Lost?

by Andy Amick

Hey there. Remember me? Apologies for being gone so long. No one got lost and there hasn’t been a shortage of ideas for posts. The problem has been that I haven’t been outside much over the last few months, and that’s usually what triggers my desire to keep writing posts. It’s not all bad though. One of […]

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Backpacking Along Colorado’s Highway 285 Corridor

by Andy Amick

In early October, I took two separate backpacking trips, with both of the trails being accessed from Highway 285 as it headed west from Denver towards Buena Vista. Even though trails were within an hour of each other, the terrain and scenery was quite varied. The reason for ending up along Highway 285 was simply […]

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