The Building of My Bike : The Frame

Taking Measurements

This past Monday, Kai and I stopped by to visit my frame builders, Ryan and Marie, of Folk Engineered. We spent a couple of hours with them, collecting my measurements and discussing the details of my ideal frame. It was very exciting to be able to spend time talking about my bike and our upcoming trip with fellow bike [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 3 :: Our Daily Practices

Small Trash Bin

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and trash. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 2 :: Minimizing Waste

Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy

Our everyday RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) practices & how our consumption and waste compared to others in a local study. [Read More…]

Talking Trash

Total MSW Generation by Material

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and waste. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into the trash, what we recycled, and what [Read More…]

Review : The BikeBuddy

BikeBuddy on frame

Overall Rating: (5/5) Highly Recommended

We are very excited to use our BikeBuddy’s to securely mount ½ gallon bottles on our frames and also to carry up to 1.0 liter (33oz) fuel bottles underneath the down tubes on our bikes without any fear of vibrations and road shock dislodging any of them.

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Water Storage & Transport Part 3

Katadyn Pocket Filter

In this series of posts we’ll examine different ways of transporting water on a bicycle and focus on the solutions we plan to implement during our global cycling expedition. This is the 3rd of 3 posts.

In this post we’ll talk about:

LARGE CAPACITY STORAGE CONTAINERS AND FILTRATION

Ortlieb Water Bags

Beyond having water readily available and [Read More…]

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