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Gadgets Transamerica Video

Precious Tweets

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August 29, 2010

Precious Tweets
We interrupt our regular bloggish for a quick video that I’ve been meaning to make for a while. I’ve poked around a little on sites to see how people are reacting to Precious being an auto-tweeting awesome bike. I notice that there seems to be a little confusion…

Smokey


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Epic Rides Photos Road Test

Fully Loaded Test Ride

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May 3, 2010

50% FAILURE. 100% OVERALL SUCCESS

Welcome to the hinky math ride report, alternate title “A comedy of awesome errors”.

This past weekend, I decided to do a fully-loaded trial run out to Beaver Pond Campsite near Lake Welch. I chose this location for two reasons.

1. To get to it, I would…


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Bikes

Tool Time with Toga

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April 28, 2010

One of the nagging little voices in my head has been having a red-hot go lately at making me feel like I’m going to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken Precious and no idea what to do about it.

“Shut up, nagging voice!” I say….


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Equipment Video

Time to make the donuts

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March 25, 2010

UGG UGG FIRE UGG UGG
I’m a bit of a fire girl. And by that, I mean that while camping in my youth, I always exercised my dominance over fire and harnessed it inside a circle of rocks beaten smooth by a river. Or something. And over that fire, I…


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Equipment Video

TransAmerica video: One for the Kipper

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March 15, 2010

MY KINGDOM FOR A TENT

I’m a little worried. Worried that I’m enjoying the accumulation of gear a little too much. That I find too much joy in researching camping materials and gnatty little moisture wicking technologies. That I squee too hard when I find something that weighs next to…


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Equipment Transamerica Video

Maps are Epic – TransAmerica Update

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February 9, 2010

I’m completely fascinated by maps. Actual physical maps. And atlases. When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about visiting my Grandparents was going into the cupboard and pulling out the old (1962) Readers Digest World Atlas – still in the box it was shipped in…

Janeen McCrae
Santa Cruz, CA

Writer. Rider. This is where I collect the fruits of those two things.

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