Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 24, December 18, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 465th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,873 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. Please note that the next Bike Bits will arrive a day early, on December 31.  
“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
Jambo!
Taking the leap into Uganda. 
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Three Things You Didn’t Know about Listicles 
#1. Listicles are overrated. 
 

#2. Listicles about topographic maps are underrated.  
#3. Listicles featuring copper plate topo maps are the best. Read more 

Rumble Strips on the Natchez Trace? Comment today!
The Natchez Trace Parkway is proposing 40 miles of centerline and edgeline rumble strips. With no shoulders, this would be dangerous to bicyclists, increasing the possibility for crashes when sharing the road with motorists. Submit your comments by Friday, December 20. 
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No One Left Behind
Women veterans find common ground and healing through cycling the grand vistas of Montana and Wyoming. 
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Your New Year’s Resolution
Looking to make a difference in 2020? Support better, safer bike travel by making a donation today. Every dollar is matched when you give before December 31! 
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The Madigan Line
Retracing a journey across the Simpson Desert, 80 years later. 
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Riding the Green Wave
New York City is experimenting with retiming its traffic signals to slow down vehicles, speed up cyclists, and reduce crashes.
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Cycling Hungry
A bike tour across South America, with no money. 
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A Ride to End Slavery
India to Germany, on a tandem, with strangers. 
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Pedaling the Peak District
Enduring rain, mud, sheep, and flapjacks on the Peak 200 route. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious honeymoon adventures on the Great Divide.

Vicarious honeymoon adventures on the Great Divide.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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