Wednesday, December 30, 2009

the road's edge - Mermaids of Jejudo

one of the special things about traveling by bicycle is that movement takes places on the outside the places between the places.   it's not so much about machu picchu or angkor wat but the unexpected bits tucked between the folds of the journey.  over the years, I've met some of the most interesting people because i was moving at a pace that allowed for two-way observation.  

i've decided to share some of my encounters with the people I've met on the side of the road in a regular blog entry called the road's edge
First up--the living sea goddesses of South Korea's Jejudo Island--haenyeo.  

Monday, December 28, 2009

Malheur Refuge Birds

I've been playing with my sound-recording kit today. Here's a recycled interview bit and photos from my 2008 Birds and the Beers cycling tour. This is from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Adventure Cycling Photo Contest

I've been hibernating in Olympia, WA this past week to work on my third article for Adventure Cycling Magazine.  Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to have my photography and writing published in their magazine, web site and catalogs.  With a number of larger-scale magazines producing bicycle photography this one...Adventure Cycling provides a pure venue for truly inspirational, "make ya wanna get out there" photography. This month, they're holding a reader contest for the "year's most inspiring bicycle travel photos".

Please check it out here...who knows, you may have the winning shot?


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Photos U forget but make you remember

My archive from the Colombian Amazon is around 10,000 photos or so. So when I'm hours deep into editing them and need a's kinda nice to stumble into forgotten the monkey lunch thieves. Hmmm...that was on Monkey Island in the Amazon which reminds me of...well, I have a feeling I'll be back there soon.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bike Friday Pocket Llama Review - With Rohloff Hub Option

Safety Concerns ***Updated 6/01/2011

It's been 2.5 years since I picked up my Pocket Llama from the
Bike Friday factory in Eugene, OR. Since then I've used it to cross the Rockies, Andes, and Alps on fully loaded cycling tours.  I've received enough email w/ questions regarding my thoughts about BF folding bikes that I've decided to post a's what I think about it.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cycling Saigon

There are 20 million mopeds in Vietnam. This is what it's like to bike in the middle of them.

--and the bikes are Salsa Fargos.