Chapala's Tianguis :: Monday Market

One of my favorites at the market :: sweet potato in syrup.  YUM-MY!

One of my favorites at the market :: candied sweet potatoes. YUMMMMMY!

If there’s one thing Kai & I love, it’s good food. And we can find plenty of it around Lake Chapala.

We found an organic vegetable market just down the street from us that happens every Tuesday and that’s become our go-to market every week but when we first arrived we rode the 7 km to Chapala [Read More…]

Lessons in Fresh Water and Baja River Sand

A mined riverbed in Baja, Mexico.

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…]

Wonders of Land & Sea :: San Andreas to Marina Dunes

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“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

~César Chávez

A colorful mural lining the streets [Read More…]

Berkeley :: Our Haven

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Our time in Berkeley allowed us to catch up with friends, take care of bicycle maintenance and equipment warranty issues, and to recover from an unexpected setback.

Spending time with friends Jason, Sujatha, & Sathya was simply wonderful! We had many days and nights filled with engaging conversation, laughter, board games, story-telling and bicycling. And did I mention [Read More…]

On the Road Again :: Look Ma, No Shoulders!

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After a decent rest with family and friends, it was time for us to head north to Omaha so that we could catch the Amtrak to California. We got a really late start and although the roads weren’t heavily travelled we were pedalling pretty slowly. You don’t realize how much a week or more off the bicycle can affect your ability to ride well. [Read More…]

Adjusting to Life on a Bicycle

Railroad Run Trail outside of Saratoga Springs, NY

Railroad Run Trail outside of Saratoga Springs, NY

Into our second week on the road, we’re still trying to find a daily rhythm that works for both of us. We’ve been focusing on the basics: riding, eating & sleeping. It sounds simple enough, but in reality, all three take some planning and forethought when you’re first starting out, especially if there are two of you, with potentially different ideas [Read More…]

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