Take A Moment On The Oregon Coast

Early in the spring, H and I spent some time on the coast in northern Oregon. We did this every so often during our time in Seattle, and especially during the pandemic. We’d sneak our names onto the schedule and avail ourselves of the famous beach cabin. We’d drive down in the night, bringing work… Continue reading Take A Moment On The Oregon Coast

10 Life Lessons from 10 Revolutions

Mike Duncan’s voice has a peculiar power over my wife.  “Hello,” he’ll say, as a few perilous bars of classical music swell in the background, “and welcome to Revolutions.”  “Hi Mike,” she’ll reply, already drowsy. Within minutes, she’ll be asleep.  This isn’t to say that Duncan’s subject material is boring. His podcast offers blow-by-blow reports… Continue reading 10 Life Lessons from 10 Revolutions

Portals: Cycling From NYC to Boston

Friday Afternoon A sliver of a river slides beneath the rails and then we’re in Queens, floating over a great plain of brick row houses and tessellating backyards, little boxes of space framed by high fences. I love the train for its glimpses at unseen places: rooftops covered in broken glass, a hidden tag from… Continue reading Portals: Cycling From NYC to Boston

Eight Days Across America

It took us eight days to cross the United States from end to end, speeding over prairies in our lozenge-shaped craft, floating inches above the tarmac of Interstate 90 on four rubber-bound air cushions.  Washington was a rolling brown farmland they call the Palouse. Idaho was a brief, gorgeous jaunt across the panhandle: sapphire lakes… Continue reading Eight Days Across America

10 Reasons To Do Your Next Trip By Bicycle

Before we launch into the details, from route planning to gear to hiker-biker camp culture, I thought it’d be fun to assemble ten reasons why you (yes, you!) should get your wheels on the road for the first time. Personally, I could go on forever about why cycle touring is the greatest thing since sliced bread and how you should start planning your trip right now, so it took considerable effort to trim this list back to just ten.