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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road March 2015 Vol. 3 No. 3



Another month has arrived. Once again we set a new record for readership last month. I'm hoping that I get tired of making the same announcement each month before it stops happening. Over 1500 readers in February and that in spite of continued Internet issues here caused by the weather. We've been hit by what has to be some kind of record for blizzards this month. Internet has been up and down for the past several weeks. March is in the system so I should be able to be published on time. Once this page is complete, we'll be published for another month.

Iohan's ride starting in the Northwest Territories absolutely destroyed our previous record for page views for a single article. Hopefully we'll be able to present more of his adventures in future articles. Time to get on to the new issue.

In This Issue

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Finding My Rhythm

If you enjoyed reading "It Begins" last month, this is the continuation of that story. It covers my own personal experience from that first rough twenty-four hours on the road up until I'm riding in unfamiliar territory.

Meals On Wheels

When you tour self-contained you are literally living on your bike. Part of planning a tour means planning on food. How are you going to get it? How you going to prepare and  eat it. This is a general discussion on available portable stove options.

Family Versus the Dog Kind

Not all dogs are a cyclist's best friend. Because some can be dangerous, it's important to take appropriate precautions. This is just a recounting of some of our experiences riding as a family and dealing with someone else's not so friendly canine companion.

Break Days

Not everyone who tours self-contained loves the day in day out grind of making massive daily mileage. Planned break days from cycling to rest or do other activities while on tour can make the whole experience more enjoyable for everyone.

The Financial Side of Things

On tour it usually takes some money to make your wheels go round. Jack Hawkins takes a quick look at how he is preparing for his coming tour financially.

That's it for another month. Hope you all enjoy the articles we have to offer. Keep in mind Pico's Cycling is always on the look out for stories. If you have a tale to tell, we're more than happy to have a look and if it works for us publish it in one of our up coming issues.

Next month we're looking forward to forgetting winter for awhile. Looking forward to having everyone on their bikes again.

Until then bike safe.

Pico