Slow-Mo Sailing, Jones Island Land Ho!

We did it!!! Well, Marty did it :)! WE SAILED CONDOR! We set sail with a new electric motor and a de-mildewed jib sail. This was our maiden sailing voyage and we were excited to share it with my nephew Noah. For our first sail trial run, we wanted to go somewhere decently close… just…

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Lopez, “Slowpez”

Ahhh, Lopez Island… Two years ago, Lopez was my very first bike camping trip. I was excited by the idea of being able to travel and “live” off my bike. That first trip was a perfect introduction. The hills not too bad (just a slow climb at the start), and our campsite at Spencer Spit…

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Pedal, Paddle, Posey Island

It is definitely summer in the Pacific Northwest! The clouds are at bay and the sun is shining. Sadly, neither Marty or I have been biking much this year, so it’s time to get outside again! While I’m taking a nice little vacation for what feels like the first time in a while, poor Marty…

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Biking in Place in Bremerton

Well life is definitely different right now. Marty is “sheltering in place” with me in Bremerton, WA and we’re trying to do our part and stay home as much as possible. The weather is perfect to start our bike camping season, but parks are shut down at the moment. So, we decided a day ride…

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Windy Whidbey Quickie!

Well it’s been quite some time since our Great Divide Ride and both Marty and I have felt the yearning to get back into our weekend bike rides. Both of us have been focused on fixing the boat and fixing the house. Marty has made some great progress on the mast, it’s back in the…

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1350 Miles of Smiles! (Well not always…)

In total we rode 1350 miles from Banff, Alberta to ever-so-lovely Rawlins, Wyoming! We decided to recap some of our memories and reflect just a tad on our trip. Some Numbers and Stats: 1350 miles biked (almost exact mileage!) Average daily mileage: 54 miles Lowest mileage day: 5 miles; Highest mileage day: 87 miles Days…

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Bittersweet…

One sore shoulder, two sore bums, bleeding money, running out of time, running out of towns and water, no real great place for Marty’s parents to pick us up, and my hair tie finally broke, so we decided to put our ride on hold in Rawlins, WY. But one little problem, how do we get…

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Holy Cow, Where are We Now???

There are road blocks and there are cow blocks. After leaving Wise River, we headed toward the old ghost town of Bannack. We battled a headwind for a little while, and made it up a massive switchback hill, but after a quick rest our block was the biggest herd of cows to date. Typically, we’ve…

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Over It!

After two days off in Helena, starting on the road again felt like day 1. We only managed to make it about 20 miles. Most of which was uphill and I could definitely feel the altitude going up quickly, but our goal was to make it over two mountain passes to sort of put us…

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Hey! New Plan…

Okay so maybe we’ve been “cheating” just a little bit on our ride. Marty and I are used to planning our own routes and doing our own thing and sometimes the planned route is just not what we care for? So new plan, we do what we want! We’ve traded some of the trail for…

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