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Monday, 30 March 2015

Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road April 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4



This is our spring edition of Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road although it is still winter as I prepare this. I look forward to a new year of cycling and writing. Several articles this month focus on the season.

March was another successful month. Solid readership in spite of continued problems with our Internet connection. We are finding ways around the issue but it would be nice to just have the technicians come and fix it.

Going forward we are planning to introduce articles highlighting certain cycling sites, events and personalities. The ideas are still developing so there is not final form but we know it will add some additional variety to our content. We also hope to make cycling book reviews a more common event in our pages.

In This Issue

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Springing Into Cycling

Spring is here in the northern hemisphere and it is time to break out your bikes and ride, if you haven't been riding through the winter weather that is. Quick checklist here to make sure your ride is ready for action.

Scenic Rollercoaster

My after college trek continues up the California coast. Beautiful scenic coastline between Big Sur and Carmel-By-The-Sea. The cover photo above is from this part of the tour and ranks as my favourite bike tour photo outside of family pictures.

Bear Country

Cycling in black bear and grizzly country can be a little intimidating but it doesn't have to be. This article provides important information on riding and camping with the big fellas in the neighbourhood.

Why Would I Dope?

With all the doping scandals in the sport, some people seem to think that all cyclists are culprits. As stupid as that sounds, here is my refutation of the notion.

Captain Underwear

I can be very focused and sometimes I can be unaware of how foolish I might look. I look back at this whole episode with amusement. Hopefully my readers will see it in that same light.

That's it for another month here. Jack expects to be back next month. Been a crazy busy winter that wasn't supposed to last this long. Spring is so welcome. Until next month, be happy and safe in your travels.

Pico