Gratitude for Community

Our Ibex clothing drying under the flowers of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

“We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course…we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.” … Wayne Muller This month last year we [Read More…]

Baja California, Mexico :: Dispelling Fear

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The border guards and military personnel barely glanced at Kai & I as we walked our bicycles through the pedestrian entrance of the U.S./Tecate border and said nothing as we passed the office that we were required to stop at to collect our tourist cards, so in only a few short minutes we found ourselves starring dumbly at each other [Read More…]

Soaking up the last of California

Sunset at South Carlsbad State Park

Sunset at South Carlsbad State Park

From Oceanside, CA we had planned to ride to San Elijo State Park, but on a hunch we decided to stop and check in with folks at Carlsbad State Park. We had already hit a couple of state parks that had been unexpectedly closed on our route, and without the state updating their websites or answering their phones to indicate closures, [Read More…]

Leaving Los Angeles :: Meeting Friends Old & New

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Kai & JP cycling to breakfast in Hermosa Beach.

After spending a couple of days exploring Los Angeles we were ready to move on, but not before visiting with friend JP over breakfast in Hermosa Beach.

JP had moved from Vermont to Los Angeles for his job as a web developer and we hadn’t seen him for over a year so we were excited to find out how he [Read More…]

A Productive Lull :: Pismo Beach to Lompoc

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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…]

Ups and Downs :: Ragged Point to San Luis Obispo

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It was raining when we left Ragged Point but within the hour we were dry and peeling clothing off as it warmed up. The weather remained finicky throughout the day, bursting into occasional spritzing and then just as quickly disappearing.

As we cycled away from the secluded shores of Big Sur toward San Simeon, the road faded into more relaxed, rolling hills.

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