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…]

Levelling Floor Joists

Our work on the trailer has been delayed by weather, as well as having to spend more time than expected on levelling the floor joists.

Kai will post more about the problems associated with an uneven trailer and levelling woes later. For now, photos of our progress…

We recycled most of the rafters from the shed (the darker floor joists running down the center of the trailer). In [Read More…]

Building a Strong Foundation and Our Find of the Month

The work on the Tiny House has begun!

Kai leveling the trailer. We had four scissor jacks welded on to our custom-made frame by a Vermont welder.

Measuring/Cutting floor joists.

Kai drilled holes in order to bolt the floor joists to the trailer (apparently this took a lot of time and energy and wasn’t much [Read More…]

Vermont Works for Women : Educating & Empowering

Last week I took time out to go to a fundraising event for Vermont Works for Women with my friend Ann. Bluebird Tavern, a restaurant in Burlington offering a largely local food menu, donated 10% of all sales to the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and education women and girls. It was a welcome opportunity to take a much [Read More…]

Our Web Host: Recipient of Green Business Leader Award

Canvas Dreams, our web host, just received the 2010 Green Business Leader Award!

Members of Green America voted for the accredited business member and Portland-based sustainable Web hosting provider, in recognition of the “the extraordinary leadership efforts of one business that has used its position in the marketplace to organize consumers and businesses together to build a more sustainable economy.”

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More Bits for my Bike

Recently acquired bits for my bike-to-be and our trip:

#1 rule for enjoyable touring – start with a solid foundation for your bum!

My beautiful Brooks saddle: a Flyers S Special, especially for the Ladies.

I’ll start off with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires with Smart Guard

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