Sunday, February 23, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
So, I've signed up with a big touring cyclist club to learn how to be a trip leader. The requirements: have some experience doing long distance self supported touring (check) and be ready to learn management of group dynamics along with all the other logistics. Sort of sounds like my typical classroom management!
This March I will spend 4 days near Buellton, CA, in Santa Barbara County, north of Los Angeles.
This gives me a little motivation to keep bike commuting this semester.
I'll also need to relearn how to pack and unpack and repackage my full sized bike for a plane ride.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I never wanted to throw such an expensive thing away. So finally I made it into a nifty backpack. It even has the original zippered pocket intact, and, with some creative piecing, I turned the tags into 2 rectangles big enough to sew.
So, here it is, big enough to hold a pump, tools, a rain jacket, lunch and my phone. Its wind proof, water resistant, and safety yellow for riding with dark clothes at night. Cost about $2 for the twisted piping. Everything else was lying around the house.
In this season of crazy overcomsumption, I feel like I've beaten the system. Even the remaining grease marks add a little something.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Here's a serve yourself farm stand on Orcas. They are only selling cabbages and collard greens today, and I am traveling with a mini day backpack, so I didn't buy just looked.