During a four-day tour in SE Iowa, Oakland Mills

I've been a bicycling fan for many years, as a commuter, day rider, and on bicycle tours. In 2013, I established a blog, Tom Kepler Bicycling, but have found that managing the blog along with my writing blog, Tom Kepler Writing, and this blog, Green Goddess Glamping, is just too much management. Therefore, I've moved essential blog posts from the bicycling blog to this blog. Eventually I will take TKB offline.

This makes sense because I feel in the future, much of my bicycling will be connected to my tiny trailer camping. I see myself using the trailer as a campground basecamp for rides in whatever area I'm camping. I still imagine I'll do overnight and multi-day bike-camping tours, but I can still write about my tours in relation to my greater bicycling experiences. The same goes for touring.

Below are the bicycling articles published on this page, including more recent posts about the tiny trailer as a bicycle basecamp.

Day Rides in Oroville, California . . . I'm Still Rollin'
The best decision I've  made in a long time is that once I realized I'll be spending about six months caring for my parents and brother, I chose to buy a bicycle. I made that decision about two months into my California stay, and I thank my wife for endorsing and encouraging me to action on my desire. <more>

Miles From Nowhere: Book Review
Miles from Nowhere, by Barbara Savage is one of the greatest bicycle travel journals or travelogues ever written. Published by The Mountaineers, a non-profit outdoor activity and conservation club founded in 1906, every year the organization, in cooperation with Larry Savage, awards The Barbara Savage/Miles from Nowhere Memorial Award to "an unpublished nonfiction manuscript that presents a compelling account of a personal journey of discovery undertaken in an outdoor arena." <more>

What Would Fairfield, Iowa, Be Without A.J.'s Bike Shop?
I'd say my son was about nine or ten when my wife and I decided to buy him a new bicycle. Having out-grown his one-speed smaller bike, he was ready for a shifting bike. We went to A.J.'s Bike Shop in our town of Fairfield, Iowa. At that time, A.J.'s was on 4th Street in a small garage-like extension of an big house instead of his current location just off the town square. <more>

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