A pic of George from a Chicago Reader story. Click on the photo for the story. Go to April 17, 2010 for a "Streetwise" cover story, Oct. 25, 2005 for a "Holllywood Reporter" story, January 1, 2002 for a Chicago Tribune story.
George's Cyclotouring Blog
George Christensen has been cyclotouring for decades, spending a good part of the year wandering around the world on his bicycle. He has biked the length of three continents (North America, South America, Australia) and one sub-continent (India). Included here are reports on some of his more recent travels:
Madagascar (winter 2017)
Western US (fall 2016)
France (summer 2016)
Taiwan (winter 2016)
Lebanon (winter 2016)
Colorado to Chicago/Chicago to Georgia (fall 2016)
France (summer 2015)
Oman and the United Arab Emirates (winter 2015)
England/Ireland/France (summer 2014)
The Philippines (winter 2014)
Western US (fall 2011/2012/2013/2014)
Turkey (fall 2010)
France/Germany/Denmark/Hollan (summer 2010)
Uganda/Tanzania/Kenya (winter 2010)
China (fall 2009)
France/Italy (summer 2009)
South Africa/Lesotho/Mozambique (winter 2009)
Southern U.S. (fall 2008/fall 2010/spring 2011)
Spain and the Camino de Compostela (summer of 2008)
France (summer 2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015)
Iceland (summer 2003)
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia (Fall 2002)
Minneapolis to Chicago (summer 2002)
Bolivia (spring 2002)
Scandinavia--Finland, Norway, Sweden (summer 2001)
For the past thirteen years he's followed the Tour de France, riding much of each year's route, fully loaded, before or after the peloton and sent out regular reports during the race, also posted here.
He has a long-running email list that he sends updates to every few days when he's on tour.
You can write him at: email@example.com. If you like, he'll add you to his e-list.
He spends the rest of the year also on a bike, working as a messenger in Chicago.
He's also an independent film enthusiast, attending or working at several major film festivals annually, including Telluride and Cannes. His coverage of Cannes is also included here in May of 2004-2015.
For a "Chicago Tribune" article on George see the January 17, 2002 entry of the blog. There is also a "Hollywood Reporter" article posted October 25, 2005, and a "Streetwise" cover story posted on April 17, 2010 and stories in French newspapers the past few summers.
(I'm Jeff Potter and I helped George get his blog going. I run OutYourBackDoor.com, where I report on a wide range of everyday, affordable, healthy outdoor action. I also sell some hard-to-find indy culture media and other goodies. Lotsa bike stuff!)