Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 16, August 21, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 457th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,440 other readers, because you’ve signed up for it at the Adventure Cycling Association website. We want to inspire you to dream and to live your own bicycle adventures.  
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
David McCullough, Jr.
From the Archive of Early Crossings
Adelaide to Darwin by bike — in 1914 — and taking time to get to know the locals. 
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To the Moon and Back 
Over 6,100 people rode more than half a million miles during Bike Travel Weekend, May 31–June 2. That’s greater than the distance to the moon and back! Thank you for being part of Bike Travel Weekend. 
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The Only Way to Travel
One more convert to the world of bike touring. 
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How Bicycle Tourism Benefits Rural Communities
In addition to being a fly-fishing destination, Dillon, Montana is also the nexus for several on- and off-road bike routes, including the TransAm and the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. 
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Escape from L.A.
A photo essay from a Southern California microadventure. 
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Bikes by Cyberdyne
We’re not sure what the purpose of a self-driving bike would be, but it sure is neat. Just as long as it’s not called the T-100. 
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Morocco on 28s
Exploring the diverse roads of the Atlas Mountains on a skinny-tired bike.
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Bike Traveler to the Rescue!
A solo bikepacker came across an elderly man in distress in the Oregon desert and used his Spot device to call for help. 
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Pushbikegirl in Africa
There’s beauty of all kinds in the Gambia. 
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This Week in Recycling
What better way to reuse old bike parts than snazzy-looking furniture! 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in getting out of the woods.

Vicarious adventures with Rafael

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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