The End of the Trail (Canalway Trail, that is)

The weather we’ve experienced while riding the last couple of weeks has been better than we expected. Even on the nights that brought rain or freezing temperatures we felt comfortable in our four season tent and winter sleeping bags. As Friedel and Andrew of TravellingTwo.com pointed out recently, “Summers are too hot, and the bike paths too crowded. Spring [Read More…]

The Building of Sheila's Bike: 99% Done

We finally have some photos of Sheila’s touring bike in an almost-done condition. As a friend recently stated, Sheila’s bicycle is “very elegant”, and we tend to agree. I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of her bicycle in this post.

 

Stem

Right off you’ll notice her bike’s odd looking stem and lack of handlebar tape. Our wonderful friend David from the Winooski Bike [Read More…]

A Fat City Restoration : Kai's Bicycle

As we prepare for the arrival of Sheila’s new frameset I thought now would be a good opportunity to shed some light on the bicycle I will be using on our trip around the world.

Originally purchased way-back in 1996, my Fat City Cycles “Wicked Lite” frameset was due for an overhaul. In a rather curious coincidence, I initiated this process three [Read More…]

Frank Lenz: The Lost Cyclist

The Lost Cyclist

Last Wednesday night Kai and I popped into our local library to view a slide presentation and discussion led by David Herlihy, author of “The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance”. The event, sponsored by Local Motion, the Old Spokes Home and the [Read More…]