Final Preparations, Launch Date & Customizations

Ah. Yes. Here we are. In the midst of the final chaos of preparing for an open-ended multi-year cycling expedition. It appears it doesn’t matter how many years ahead you start to plan, feedback from other cyclists indicates that this is just part of the process. They’re also telling us that this is the most stressful part, which is good to know. Even though we’ve been burning the [Read More…]

DIY Rack Mounted Light Bracket & EOS Bike Light

Entirely engrossed in my work – jigsaw, file, and belt-sander in hand – I couldn’t help but recall many a remarkable full-dark, late-night bike rides in the days before I started flying airplanes; solo nighttime rides that regularly took me 30 or 40 miles from home with only the focused beam of a Nite Rider Pro 6 lamp to guide me.

I recall these [Read More…]

Reviving Lime Mortar: A Stone Foundation's Best Friend

Hydraulic Lime

I am coming to the end of a long-term project involving the stone foundation that supports our early-1890’s home. Looking around the city where I live, many 19th Century era stone foundations, and many brick homes and chimneys as well, are in dire need of repair, ours being no exception. Originally bound together with a mixture of locally-sourced fired-limestone, sand and water, the joints between [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 2 :: Minimizing Waste

Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy

Our everyday RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) practices & how our consumption and waste compared to others in a local study. [Read More…]

Let It Rain!

Barrels in Our Garden

Kai reclaims food grade barrels and constructs stand alone or daisy-chained units. He offers free and sustainable local delivery (by bicycle, of course!). 10% of profit donated to Blue Planet Project, an international civil society movement to protect the world’s fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privitization. [Read More…]