Activism through Daily Choice

Today is Earth Day and we challenge you to recognize your power to change the world.

You may not think of yourself as an activist, but you are. Yes, I’m talking to you. We are all activists. Every choice we make, every day, adds up to make a huge difference in the world. It’s really quite simple. Either we’re making healthy and life-sustaining choices or we’re making unhealthy [Read More…]

Palapas & Hot Springs :: San Felipe to Puertecitos

Looking Back at San Felipe

Although we love the privacy that a hotel room offers us we left San Felipe with anticipation rising. Adventure lay before us. Over the next week we would be riding through some of the most remote and least traveled areas of Baja California, on some of the roughest roads. Besides travelling through a couple of small fishing villages that had little in way of [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…]

Addiction Recovery & the 5 Stages of Climate Grief

Glow from an oil rig off the shore of California.

Over the last few months of our travels, blatant scenes of a car-enabled and fossil fueled society have unfolded before us. The environmental problems we face as a community have become even more apparent to us from the seat of a bicycle.

When you’ve decided to change every aspect of your life to try to counter the devastating effects [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…]

Santa B to Santa M :: Signs of the Unraveling

Leaving the beautiful shoreline of Santa Barbara behind.

The 90 miles (146 km) between Santa Barbara and Santa Monica brought us a combination of meandering bike paths and roadways, with each mile pulling us into more aggressive vehicular traffic. It was obvious we were heading toward a great metropolis so we reluctantly filed away our memories of the serene and secluded coastline of Big Sur and pulled out our [Read More…]