Climbing to the City :: Rain, Flats & Night Riding

Climbing toward Jalisco state line; Looking back at Ixtlan

August 11 – 15th :: Ixtlán del Río, Nayarit to Guadalajara, Jalisco Our panniers are packed and we’ve smeared ourselves with the proper amount of sunblock. We’ve been ready to ride out of Ixtlán del Río for hours now yet we’re still standing in the hotel lobby with our loaded bicycles leaning against the registration desk. We’re not [Read More…]

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…]

Week 1 On the Road :: Searching for our Natural Rhythm

“The physical lifestyle is rewarding. You feel like you’ve accomplished something at the end of the day.” ~Laura Burch, of Burch Family Farm & Restaurant in Fort Ann, NY

WOW. We’ve been on the road for over two weeks now and the time flies by! We’re staying with some friends in Chicago at the moment and finally found a moment to [Read More…]

Building our Tiny House : Week 5

More rain during Week 5 but we’re working, working, working…. to finish our Tiny House. In this week’s video, you can sense the exhaustion we’re feeling. Running on fumes, dealing with a couple of injuries, consistant rain, and feeling the stress of deadlines, it was a rough week but we pushed through it to make it to the other side.

As of today, [Read More…]

Building our Tiny House : Week 3

We’ve designed and are building a tiny house on a trailer that we plan on living in when we return from our around-the-world cycling expedition.

Our home, when complete, will be ~180 square feet, and will include a kitchen, bathroom, living room, sleeping loft, and a small porch. We’re using as much local and/or reclaimed lumber and non-toxic materials in the building process as [Read More…]