I take job interview calls while outdoors, along creeks and in parks.
I keep moving to stay uncomfortable with my surroundings.
Working in coffee shops is nice, but sometimes I like working at Penn Station in NYC, for the tension.
I have bouts of work I can do on the web, so I schedule in bus travel or road trips between client emails.
There’s no map for where I’m going and today that’s fine.
10:30 am • 10 October 2013 • 7 notes
Riding from Everett, PA to Somerset, PA is something I won’t ever forget. When I tell people about it, I always mention those wind turbines that I saw off in the distance. Then, once I reached the summit, they were facing the way I was riding, so the last 10 miles of my 50 mile ride were into a headwind. Ouch.
I want to do this ride again.
11:02 am • 18 September 2013 • 15 notes
Just ordered this, the Nashbar Bike Transport Bag. With this, a bungie cord, and some simple bike tools, I can roll up to any Greyhound Bus Station and be in another city in mere hours, get out, put my bike back together, and ride away. As many of you know, I did this from NYC all the way to Oklahoma City, OK (with MANY stops in between).
From the Greyhound website:
One (1) piece of baggage is checked free of charge for adults and children. One (1) additional piece of baggage may be checked for a charge of $15 for adults only. Baggage carried beyond two (2) pieces will be charged based on Greyhound Package Express rates. One (1) small bag up to 25 pounds can be taken on board for each adult or child. Carry-on bags must fit in the overhead compartment or under your seat.
The maximum allowable weight for checked baggage is 50 pounds per individual piece of baggage. A charge of $30 - $40 (depending on the distance traveled) will be charged for any baggage above the 50 pound limit.
Baggage must not exceed 62 inches when adding the total exterior dimensions of the piece (length + width + height). A charge of $30 - $40 (depending on the distance traveled) will be applied to any baggage above the 62-inch limit.
Packaging exceptions will only be made for the following items: bicycles, skis and ski poles must be packed in wood, canvas or other substantial container, and securely fastened; towing equipment must be enclosed in rigid containers or wrapped in a strong material such as canvas and securely strapped or tied. Towing equipment is limited to 100 pounds actual weight. These items are not exempt from oversize charges.
11:28 pm • 2 September 2013 • 13 notes
The woods are calling, and rushing waters whisper my name.
1:50 pm • 30 March 2013 • 3 notes
This was in New Orleans, LA back in Feb of 2011. I spent a few nights in a pricy hotel, and was en route to Austin TX for the Handmade Bicycle Show. I can’t believe how far I made it with this bike and that set-up.
10:58 pm • 19 February 2013 • 3 notes
“I have completely changed my environment several times. I’ve changed the people I interact with and even the continent I live on twice. And I couldn’t think of anything else that’s more worth doing.”
— Leo, Co-Founder of Buffer.
12:09 am • 15 February 2013 • 2 notes
This video was posted to Vimeo on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. I had left NYC on my bike 10 days previous. The part of the video that gets me is that… it’s not sponsored. No energy drink or life-style adventure logos anywhere. It’s a few folks with cameras and laptops and a vision and they just made it happen. And I feel that way about art, and your art, and your adventures in life, and my projects… like, Skull Toaster doesn’t pay the bills, and neither did my Bike Nerd adventures (let’s not talk about those credit card debts), but they pushed some positive energy out there, on Tumblr, at quiet train stations, in conversations I had over tacos, late night chats on back porches. None of it made any of us damn bit of money, but, like this video says, “if there’s no future in it, at least it’s the present worth remembering.” And we’ve got those memories for a good long while.
12:16 am • 10 February 2013 • 14 notes
Providence, RI. My first visit ever. Lots of quiet, solo bike rides around the city, which is what I loved. I’d roam without a map, and I’d find coffee and food by chance.
11:35 am • 3 February 2013 • 5 notes
Photos from my 2011 ‘Miami FL to Portland ME bike and train’ adventure.
11:27 am • 3 February 2013 • 4 notes