Pacific Coast Bicycle Touring Setup


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For years I have played around with the idea of doing some extended bike adventuring along the pacific coast of the US and Canada. (route map here!) Next month I will have the opportunity to finally make it happen, at … Continue reading

Shoes for people who hate shoes



And that’s coming from a person who generally hates shoes. After years of hiking, running trails, being on my feet all day, and experiencing all manner of discomfort, I’ve become very particular about my footwear. For my feet (short/wide with low arches aka hobbit feet) i’ve not found another brand of shoe that suits me better than Merrell.
This, my most recent pair, is the Tour Glove model. I was previously using the Trail Glove, which had better ventilation, and was equally minimal in weight. I wear these shoes everyday I work at the bike store, and they are flipp’n phenomenally light and comfortable. The Tour Glove has a slightly more refined, and workplace friendly appearance with it’s black leather upper.
Only a couple weeks in this pair, but the last pair I wore religiously, and I still can’t bear to throw them out, even though they smell like pure death.
I highly recommend this product to everyone regardless of anything. They’re that good.
Just remember minimalist shoes take a long time to adapt to. Keep the running to a minimum, and foam roll/ stretch your lower legs to keep the tissues in good shape.

I now have four pairs of Merrell shoes, and I’m stoked on the ergonomics, and the quality.

Who am I? What am I doing here?

This is a question I’ve been obsessed with for as long as I can remember.. And the answer Well, lets just say: I’m working on it.

I’m not a writer. I’m not an expert on anything, except changing flat bicycle tires.  I can only attempt to share my perspective, and my ideas may come across incomplete, and possibly incomprehensible. I don’t wish to impress you, or anyone else. Infact, I’ll freely admit where I’ve struggled with school, work, addictive tendencies, and the standard social interactions. I only wish to share the things that I have found to be true, and what has worked for me to stay healthy and happy in a world of challenging circumstances. With a little bit of luck, a lot  of help, and a whole lot of quiet contemplation, I believe to have found what may be the path to perfect health, not only for us as individuals, but ultimately for our families, communities, and most importantly our mother: Planet Earth.

I’d be honored to have your ear, and a piece of your open mind, as I attempt to navigate the uncertain and tumultuous sea of life. I’ll share my experience, as I continue to learn and be inspired by those who bravely do the same.

Imagepicture: Above the Na Pali Coast on the Island of Kauai, HI. A wonderful, but grueling 90+ miles by mountain Bike with ~10,000+ feet of climbing. Fully self-supported, over the course of four days, with two good friends. Experiences like this are what make me come alive!