Happy 41st Birthday Sheila!

You are intensely compassionate and fiercely driven. Unselfish in your caring and loyal to your cause, you embrace each day with equal parts determination and skepticism. You astound us with your willingness to grow and learn. We are completely in awe of your inner strength and so proud to know you and to share your world. You love so strongly and so too are you loved!

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Lessons in Fresh Water and Baja River Sand

Stuff we consume has to come from somewhere, right? Whether its drinking water or construction aggregate, unless you produce it yourself, someone somewhere else has to get it for you. And, unfortunately, while getting this stuff for you, sometimes other folks don’t carry front and center your best interests or the best interests of the environment.

The following are a couple of examples of things that should be obvious [Read More…]

TurnAbout :: Alternatives to Banning Urban Camping

turn · a · bout [turn-uh-bout]

1. the act of turning in a different or opposite direction. 2. a change of opinion, loyalty, etc. 3. a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another. 4. a person who changes things; a radical.

We’re introducing a new series on our blog! Our “TurnAbout” series will cover editorial [Read More…]

Review :: Rivendell MUSA Rain Pants

Overall Rating: (5/5) Highly Recommended

My Rivendell rain pants keep me dry as we ride round the world.

As evidenced in an earlier post, I purchased a pair of Rivendell’s MUSA Rain Pants at their debut (Size L) with the intent of using them on our around the world cycling trip. Having been on the road now [Read More…]

Gear Shakedown :: Water Storage Choices

At six months in to cycle touring we’ve had some experience using our equipment. Months ago we posted a three part series on how we were going to handle water storage and transportation while travelling. Here’s a quick shakedown on how our choices have fared so far:

 

Klean Kanteen Bottles

After 4 months of continuous use the “patent pending” screw top on one [Read More…]

Los Angeles :: Visiting Swrve

Kai on the L.A. Metro

I’ll never forget the first time I slipped on a pair of messenger knickers. It was love at first rotation. I recall thinking, why haven’t I had a pair of these before? Super-comfy – thanks to the lightweight, woven, four-way stretch fabric – I’ve come to realize that messenger knickers are to cycle touring what bridle [Read More…]