5.10.2018

'Anders2 Ready for the Loop2Lou

I don't think that adding the charging cable for my watch to the right rear bag will break 'Anders' back. That's all there's left to pack before leaving Monday after Mother's Day for the Loop2Lou.

5.06.2018

The Upcoming LOOP2Lou

It starts Monday, May 14,with a dash south to Chester, Illinois, where I’ll pick up the the TransAmerica bike route to Cave in Rock.



4.08.2018

‘Anders in California



This is ‘Anders with horses a couple of years ago in California. The bike has been retired and given to a young man who has promised to tend to the bike’s spirit. Well, that which remains. A lot of it is passed on to ‘Anders2.

4.07.2018

Left Front Pannier for the Loop2Loo

The Loop2Loo begins the Monday after Mother’s Day, but it’s never too early to start packing. Here’s the left rear pannier, with Nemo sleeping bag, ThermoRest sleeping pad, ThermoRest pillow, and a Cocoon linen summer blanket. This pannier of sleeping gear is ready for the bike.

Left Front Pannier for the Loop2Loo

4.04.2018

Surly for the Loop2Loo



For the Loop2Loo, I’ve replaced the Canondale T2000 with this Surly Disk Trucker. The rear rack, water cages, water bottles, and pump are all hand-me-downs. The Surly is named ‘Anders2. 

3.02.2018

The Summer 2018 Lou2Loop Bike Ride

The route is roughly east from St. Louis to Cave in Rock, Illinois; then south to Mobile, Alabama; where I'll go west to Baton Rouge, Louisianna; and finally north along the Great River Road to home in University City.


5.06.2017

Bike Almost Ready

I spend the day packing three panniers and the rack pack for my bike ride this summer. The only pannier left to pack is for my clothes. Then 'll probably unpack and pack again.

I've decided to start up the Mississippi first and return along the Missouri. So the name now for the bike ride is the MS:MO:River:BRide.


1.07.2017

Summer 2017 Bike Ride

My plan this summer is to take the Lewis and Clark Bicycle route from St. Louis to Bismarck, North Dakota, where I'll follow the Northern Tier east to the Mississippi River, and from there follow the Great Rivers South route back to St. Louis. All in all, a good loop.

MODako2MO Summer 2017