Cycling in Italy is one of those dreamy types of things that I never really thought I would get an opportunity to do. I especially never thought I would experience cycling in the Dolomites, or the Italian Alps -in large part because I never imagined I would be fit enough to drag me and loaded bicycle up mountains.
It is hard to describe how thankful I am to my kind friend Lucila and her boyfriend, Thierry, for welcoming into their 1890′s beautifully renovated Parisian flat with a curved entry door located at the top of a circular staircase five flights up (see pics) –especially on such ridiculously short notice. I arrived during a work week, so while they worked I scoured the city for two long days for all that I needed. Continue reading →
I was on the verge of writing a review about my fine new solar panel charger by Voltaic…and well, I still shall despite its abrupt departure from my life. My sweet solar charger got picked off in the China Camp State Park (outside San Francisco) campground bathroom. I had it and my cell phone charging. The thief kindly left Continue reading →
I feel like I am in a constant state of thanks to my dear friend Scott, otherwise know as “The Doctor”. You see, Scott can pretty much fix or make anything…seriously! So as a gal who is always full of ideas, it is pretty terrific when you have an awesome friend, who can help you turn ideas into realities! He has basically Continue reading →
Thanks to David and Erin, the cool inspired guys behind Siva Cycle, I’m patiently awaiting getting to try out The Atom bicycle generator . I should be able to power my cell phone and GPS while cycling. How fantastic! You can Continue reading →
What a great test run weekend touring adventure! I was completely reminded of why I love touring.
I was loaded up and on the road by 8:30 a.m. and made it to Golden Gate Bridge by 11:15- a mere 45 minutes longer than anticipated. The foggy chilly start along the ocean did not help get my motor running for the major ass-kicking climb to get up and over the foothill mountain pass between Continue reading →
The fine folks at Performance Bikes in San Mateo, CA no sooner souped up my bike and I was off…to Ohio that is. So my beloved GT mountain Bike has sat in Calfornia awaiting my return. Yesterday was our big day to reunite and give’er a rip up down, up, down, up, down, Montara Mountain. I opted to climb the beautiful hills above Pacifica in anticipation of my first Continue reading →
Very last minute, I decided to get my old touring bike I had in Cleveland to San Francisco. I totally underestimated what was involved with packing and shipping my bike as it’s been awhile. Here’s what I learned and recalled a bit too late. Continue reading →