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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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TD14: Day 4 to Day 6

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Welcome, welcome to another Tour Divide update. I’m starting to feel like a broken record as I gather Andy’s pictures and notes on each day…it’s been cold, it’s been wet. Sometimes he is even walking his bike through snow. He’s had to buy new waterproof gloves and a […]

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TD14: Day 2 & Day 3

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Hello out there! Well, as I am posting this update it is Tuesday 17 June, or Day 5 of the Tour Divide. My hope was to have updates for you on Andy’s progress from Day 2 through Day 4. However, while I know his Day 4 distance from […]

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And They’re Off!

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. UPDATE: Sorry, Instagram did not like how I did the numbers on my original post. Fixed the issue, pictures should publish now. Hello all you Pale Spruce readers. This is Andy’s wife, Kristi, taking over his blog while he is riding the Tour Divide 2014. I’ll be blogging […]

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Pushing Through “The Resistance” On Overnight Trips

by Andy Amick

It’s almost a given for me to experience “the resistance” about two hours into any type of overnight or multi-day trip.  Whether I’m with a group of friends, with my kids, or solo, my mind hits a roadblock with thoughts of home, my wife, and my family.  Once I push through this mental state, I […]

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An Engineer Finds Bikepacking

by Andy Amick

It sure seems like I was made for bikepacking.  No, not because of my awesome biking skills and long distance abilities.  For me, bikepacking is wonderful combination that is equal parts cycling, gear, and problem solving.  The cycling is pure fun.  The gear is like the box of tools waiting to be used.  The problem […]

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Tour Divide 2014, Here I Come!

by Andy Amick

Yep, you read that right.  I’ll be lining for the Grand Depart alongside my friend Brion who will be riding it as well.  Dreams do come true and I’m both excited and nervous about this one.  It’s a great bikepacking adventure I have dreamed of ever since I read about Kent Peterson’s singlespeed ride in an issue […]

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Can A Cycling Fanatic and Book Lover Make It Work?

by Andy Amick

You better believe it.  Tomorrow is my 15th wedding anniversary and we are proof that it can work.  Of course, me being almost perfect is a big reason why.  I’m kidding, I’m kidding! Honestly, based on our activities, my wife and I may appear to be polar opposites.  I like everything about being outside and […]

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