My First Theft Ever!

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

Bicycle Generator Cometh!

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

Biketoberfest or Bust!

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

Thank You Performance Bicycle!

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