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Haz click en el nombre de la gira abajo para ver un diario del viaje.
En este momento sólo el de "California del norte" y el de Chile están escritos en español.

Mis giras de ciclismo
Giras independientes  Giras apoyadas     
SalidaRegresoDíasGira (patrocinador)CampingEn hotelesCampingHoteles
1912-??-??1912-??-??1Gira de mi abuelo
1994-08-22  1994-08-276Oregon (SRCC)250
1995-07-151995-07-217Montañas Sierra (SRCC)410
1995-11-241995-11-252Dos días de prueba157
1996-05-181996-07-1660A través del país3954
1996-12-221996-12-287Hawaii (Backroads)279
1997-05-241997-05-263Hasta Mt. Tamalpais137
1997-06-211997-06-288California central (SRCC)459
1997-12-271998-01-016Phoenix (T@CO)315
1998-07-051998-07-128Costa de California (T@CO)462
1998-09-131998-09-197Tres parques (SRCC)390
1999-01-151999-01-173Kauai (Nota 1)162
1999-06-051999-06-128Gold Country (SRCC)497
1999-06-181999-06-225Cape Cod (Nota 1)178
1999-08-021999-08-021Edinburgh (Nota 1)53
2000-07-232000-07-297Bigfoot (SRCC)452
2000-09-052000-09-107Isla de Panay, las Filipinas360
2002-06-302002-07-067Área de Bend OR (Gourmet)387
2002-12-282002-12-314Phoenix/Tucson231
2003-06-292003-07-057Costa de Oregon (Gourmet)361
2003-09-012003-09-066Vuelta por una semana344
2003-10-292003-11-058Illinois621
2004-06-132004-06-2614Connecticut a Michigan941
2005-05-282005-08-2691"Northern Tier" (Adv. Cycling) 4468
2005-11-172005-11-2711Nueva Zelanda467
2006-03-082006-03-2619Chile910
2006-07-232006-08-1013Oaxaca, Mexico521
2007-06-152007-06-151Gettysburg, PA (Nota 1)70
2007-06-242007-06-296 California del norte (Gourmet)259
2008-06-222008-06-276 Área de Bend OR (Gourmet)279
2009-06-212009-06-277San Luis Obispo, CA (Gourmet)308
2010-06-202010-06-267Costa de Oregon (Gourmet)308
2011-08-292011-09-014 South Dakota (Road Scholar)109
2012-06-202012-03-256Palm Springs (Nota 1)155
2015-12-072015-12-1711Puerto Rico (Adv. Cycling)385
2017-08-192017-08-266Dos Parques (SRCC)201
Días en total:379Millas por Categoría:10,77841134561388
Millas en total: 19.840 (31.606 km)
Nota 1:  Las cuatro "giras" con esta nota en realidad sólo fueron una serie de vueltas de un día.
Patrocinador: SRCC Santa Rosa Cycling Club
Backroads Compañía comercial de giras
T@COAmigos que se conocieron en la lista Touring@Cycling.Org
GourmetGrupo local de amigos
Adv. Cycling Adventure Cycling Association
Road Scholar Viajes educacionales para ancianos (Elderhostel)

Otros enlaces útiles sobre giras ciclistas
Mi lista canónica para empaquear
Sitio web de Jamie Noble Bicycle Touring 101
Páginas sobre giras de ciclismo de Ken Kifer
Información sobre giras seleccionada por región y por tema
Diccionario de ciclismo en 12 idiomas e información práctica
Artículo sobre giras de ciclismo en Wikipedia
Enviar y leer diarios
Warm Showers (gente que ofrece su casa para ciclistas turisticas)
Reglas sobre equipaje con bicicletas
Pautas de salud para viajeros del CDC
Todo tipo de informacióm sobre GPS
Leyes sobre ciclismo en California

A Brief for the Defense

by Jack GIlbert

Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies
are not starving someplace, they are starving
somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils.
But we enjoy our lives because that's what God wants.
Otherwise the mornings before summer dawn would not
be made so fine. The Bengal tiger would not
be fashioned so miraculously well. The poor women
at the fountain are laughing together between
the suffering they have known and the awfulness
in their future, smiling and laughing while somebody
in the village is very sick. There is laughter
every day in the terrible streets of Calcutta,
and the women laugh in the cages of Bombay.
If we deny our happiness, resist our satisfaction,
we lessen the importance of their deprivation.
We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world. To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
If the locomotive of the Lord runs us down,
we should give thanks that the end had magnitude.
We must admit there will be music despite everything.
We stand at the prow again of a small ship
anchored late at night in the tiny port
looking over to the sleeping island: the waterfront
is three shuttered cafes and one naked light burning.
To hear the faint sound of oars in the silence as a rowboat
comes slowly out and then goes back is truly worth
all the years of sorrow that are to come.

[From Refusing Heaven (Knopf, 2005)]

Last update September 2, 2017