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THE YEAR: 2000

Reflections on life and cycling while pedaling 2000 miles in 2019

Cycle first, ask question later.

Here, we explore the cycling life. This is a chronicle of a normal guy attempting to cycle 2000 miles in the year 2019 as a way to invite the unexpected, the wonder, and the adventure of life as only afforded on two wheels.  The spirit of this undertaking is about disrupting routine, embracing challenges (no matter how modest), and manifesting adventure in our docile modern lives.  This is a meditation on what it means to invite cycling into your daily life.  Here you will find weekly reports & reflections and hopefully, the occasional trace of inspiration to feed your own journey, whatever that may be.

Road Locked in the Sunshine State

What makes a community bike friendly? How does infrastructure dictate recreational opportunities in a community? These are some of the questions flitting around my mind at the onset of this year as I find myself “road-locked” in suburban Florida, flush with sunshine...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR First of all, thanks for visiting.  I’m Mike Renner, the author behind The Year 2000 blog.  I’m an average midwestern guy with a laptop and an enthusiasm for cycling and other outdoor pursuits.  I live in Bismarck, North Dakota. ...

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