Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 20, October 16, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 461st issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,801 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.  
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Confucius
Cycling into Thin Air
The Crazy Swede rode 6,000 miles to Everest, towing nearly 300 pounds of gear. Then he climbed Everest, solo. Twice. After that? He rode home. 
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QBP Bike Mechanic Scholarship 
Dedicated to increasing gender diversity within the bike industry, QBP scholarship recipients will attend a professional mechanic course. Learn more and apply at the following link. 
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Never Too Late
Finally learning to ride a bike, at 86. 
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Take Your Bike on the Pennsylvanian
Passengers on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian route can check their bikes on the baggage car at seven staffed stations between New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Learn more about how to plan a bike trip on Amtrak at the following link. 
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Bikepacking Escape
Finding adventure in L.A., with only 24 hours. 
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Limited Edition Bicycle Art
The latest print from 100copies is called “Wheee!” Do you really need to know any more? 
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Rugby Whistle Delivery Service
This sounds like a nice adventure, but we’re not sure what’s going on here. Did the official forget his whistle? Were the postal workers on strike, so the whistle had to be delivered by bicycle? So many questions.
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A Dam Good Ride
Exploring Tasmania’s largest national park by bike. 
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Brazil by Bike
One man’s quest to cycle the entire coastline of the largest country in South America. 
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The Tree that Ate a Bicycle
The real story behind the myth. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in Big Bend.

Vicarious adventures in Big Bend

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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