Monthly Archives: March 2009

Winter Camping Gear Test Trip

Living in Florida there is no way to properly test winter camping equipment. Hence I had booked a 4 day weekend trip to the Grand Targhee skiing region in Idaho near the famous Wyoming ski resort of Jackson. The trip … Continue reading

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Ride on a recumbent

The single-most important decision for the Panamerican Peaks project is the choice of the bike. I estimate I will spend about 8 months on / with this bike, so the decision about the bike is important. After some research I … Continue reading

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NG Adventure – photo journey contest

I just submitted my Panamerican Peaks project to the “name your dream assignment” photo journey contest sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft on National Geographic Adventure. You can vote for my project by giving me a “Pic” vote here or clicking … Continue reading

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Risk and Mitigation

When I first mentioned my plan to one member of my family, the response was this: “Why would you risk losing your life, wife, kids, and job for such a trip?” You don’t hear those concerns every day – so … Continue reading

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Sponsor a Mile – Riding for Charitable Cause

A main purpose of the Panamerican Peaks project is to raise funds for a charitable cause. Why Bother? Traveling makes me see just how privileged I am to have been born and raised in a free and prosperous society. Many … Continue reading

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