Cycling to Ensenada :: Time for a Break

Riding into Ensenada on Highway 3, local cyclists ahead of us.

We left the beautiful Rancho Santa Maria Teresa behind as we continued down Highway 3 toward Ensenada. As we neared the city the quality of the highway improved and we found ourselves riding, once again, on nice, wide, shoulders. The weather and the views were spectacular.

We had planned on staying in Ensenada for [Read More…]

Digital Dandies :: Recent Updates

With our rears firmly planted in a hotel room in Lompoc for a couple of weeks, we’ve had lots of time to tackle tasks that aren’t as easy to take care of when cycling and on the road. For one, we’ve been able to do some maintenance work on our website, upgrading WordPress to its most recent version, and filling in our pages with more detailed information about ourselves and [Read More…]

A Productive Lull :: Pismo Beach to Lompoc

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…]

An Update: Snow, Taxes, Bicycles, To-Do lists

We can’t believe it’s February. Our spring departure is right around the corner! Snow and MORE Snow – 78 inches so far!!

We witnessed a simply beautiful snowfall this weekend. By the time the sky cleared, 24 inches of the white stuff had blanketed our already snow-covered tiny house trailer & our back yard supply piles. I like the way the [Read More…]

The Beginning (Sort Of)

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” ~ Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta

Originally, we had hoped to be on the road in the spring or summer of 2010 but last July, once we reviewed our financial situation along with all of our other personal goals we wanted to accomplish [Read More…]