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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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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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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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Emerging From The Motivation Haze

by Andy Amick

The picture above is a great representation of the Motivation Haze. It was taken on Day 2 of the 2014 Tour Divide as I was riding through the Canadian Flathead Valley. The beauty of the mountains and trees are there, just behind the foggy haze. Ever since the Tour Divide, my motivation to get out on […]

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TD14: Day 23 & 24 (or, He Did It)

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. He did it. He did it. Don’t get me wrong, we all knew he could do it. I knew once he started he would finish – that’s just who he is. But it’s one thing on the night before the race for me to tell Andy, “You got […]

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TD14: Day 21 & 22

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Andy has had a few slow days, he had to change his overall plans in concern of a forest fire. Saturday morning he had 340 miles left to go, I believe they are mostly flat miles on the road. His plan is to make a big push these […]

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TD14: Day 18 to Day 20

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Welcome back, my faithful Tour Divide followers. We are hitting the home stretch now. Andy has crossed into his last state – New Mexico! By the end of day 20 he had just under 600 miles to go. He has mentally been undergoing some challenges – first mud […]

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TD14: Day 13 to Day 17

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. First, my apologies for not having a post up sooner. There were a few nights Andy stopped in an area where he wasn’t able to upload photos. Then when he did upload photos, I did not have a chance to put it all together for you. Thus, I […]

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TD14: Day 10 to Day 12

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. I’ve had some people ask me “How is Andy doing physically?” He told me the other day that it seems like something new hurts each day. He’s had some pain in his Achilles and his left knee on and off throughout these first 12 days. He said his […]

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TD14: Day 7 to Day 9 (Or, Here Comes the Sun)

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Day 7 through 9 update, and I feel that (my favorite) Beatle George Harrison sums it up best: Little darling, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter. Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun. Here comes the sun, and I say, […]

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