Life on No Wheels

Last night I locked up my bike outside my apartment building (in the back, in a kind of hidden spot.) I went out this morning to bring it inside and fuck me, both wheels were gone.

I know it's my fault for leaving this outside, but sometimes I just don't want to haul a 40lb bike up 3 flights of stairs. I guess I've learned my lesson now.

I hope the thief enjoys the new dynamo hub. I hope they LOVE the feedbag that a squirrel chewed through on Mt. Rainier. I hope they get lots of use out of the nearly worn-out front rotor and brand new back rotor. I hope they love those Gravel King tires.

I'm so sad about this. But I guess it's a good excuse to go tubeless.

 

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Upcoming Posts! Hong Kong, Setting your own Pace, Gear Reviews and Camping Hacks

I have a goal to be more regular with posting - it turns out people enjoy reading this little blog I've put together. In that spirit, I'm going to attempt to be public about some upcoming posts I've got planned. 

While I'd like to tell you what order they're going to appear in, let's be honest, I'm probably the most disorganized person you'll ever meet and I'm going to write in whatever order I damn well feel like.

So here are a few things that have been percolating in my brain as of late:

  • Hong Kong! I went on a fabulous just-for-funsies trip to Hong Kong in February and I'm dying to show and tell stories and photos from this trip!
  • Setting your own Pace/Riding Your Own Ride.  There's a thing in the thru-hiking community called "Hike Your Own Hike", which basically boils down to do your own thing to ensure self-satisfaction and well-being. Over the past few years, many of my bike camping trips have been solo or with a smaller group, so when I do go on a bigger ride, it's a hard line for me to find between sticking with the group for the shenanigans and riding my own ride. (More on this in the post.)
  • Gear Reviews & Camping Hacks  - How do I eat real food when camping? What heavenly sleep system have I fallen in love with this season? (Seriously, it's dreamy and I absolutely love crawling into at the end of a long day.) Just some tips, tricks, and little things I've picked up along the way of a few seasons of doing this thing.

Ruby Beach, on the Washington Coast where I camped a few weeks ago in the pouring rain, but stayed nice and cozy.