Merino Next-to-the-Skin for Long-Distance Cycling

Simon Howden

One piece of kit that required my attention in the early planning stages of our trip involved what I might wear in between my bike’s finely-aged leather saddle and my own more finely-aged nether-regions. I’ll post later about what I’ve chosen to wear as an outer layer, so to be clear, this particular discussion is all about next-to-the-skin. In this post, I’ll discuss the [Read More…]

Digital Dandies :: Recent Updates

With our rears firmly planted in a hotel room in Lompoc for a couple of weeks, we’ve had lots of time to tackle tasks that aren’t as easy to take care of when cycling and on the road. For one, we’ve been able to do some maintenance work on our website, upgrading WordPress to its most recent version, and filling in our pages with more detailed information about ourselves and [Read More…]

A Productive Lull :: Pismo Beach to Lompoc

On our way out of Oceano, we stopped at an old train car converted to diner to check email and to firm up plans with warmshowers.org hosts, then headed down old Cabrillo Highway (a.k.a. Hwy1) toward Santa Maria.

About half way in to our route I heard the distinct *ping* of a spoke breaking. I cringed, dismounted, and walked my bicycle to the nearest driveway, which [Read More…]