Bamboo (and hemp) sharable scooters?

So I’m drilling holes into a piece of bamboo to make a fife, after building this year’s bamboo Rube Goldberg Machine for my summer crops to grow up and tumble down (after finding a fresh-cut pile of bamboo poles on the side of the road while Traveling at the Speed of Bike with my friend…

We are on artificial turf

We are on artificial turf, folks, pretending that what we are doing as a society is good and healthy and sustainable (or knowing that what we are doing is not, and either feeling powerless to change it or simply operating from a different set of expectations for how our world can be). Here is the…

Cork handlebar tape

Yes, I’m pro cork. In fact, the first time (just a few years ago) that I rewrapped a bike’s handlebars since I was twelve years old, I purchased a cork-based handlebar tape that made me feel good because of that whole traipsing-through-the-cork-forests-and-factories-of-Portugal investigative journalism thing I did a few years ago. (If interested, see here.)…

Back on assignment

I am working on my new vision board (the last one kicked off 2013* and has been my guiding light for five years now), and am sharing this intention for 2019 with the belief that the world conspires in our favor when we take risks. Journalism seems to have made a definite comeback (after some…

The montado

That time I rode a bike while on an investigative journalism trip to the cork oak forests* and factories of Portugal . . . * the montado

I’m pro cork

I rewrap my handlebars (the first time I’ve done this to any bike since I was maybe twelve) with a cork-based product that makes me feel good because of that whole traipsing-through-the-cork-forests-and-factories-of-Portugal investigative journalism thing I did a few years ago. (If interested, see here.) Cork is a fully-sustainable product (harvesting it is like sheering…