Little Package Cycling Caps

Little Package makes gorgeous, heirloom-quality wool and cotton cycling caps, perfect on and off the bike. Sewing patterns are also available. Handmade in the USA since 2005.


How (Not) To Be Creepy

This morning as I was locking up my van and getting ready to head to town by bike, a big black Suburban (out of state plates 29CY068) crossed the highway and to my chagrin, drove up the driveway right up to my van. This man, a burly, rusty-haired man perhaps also in his mid-30s, leaned […]

Hitch-hiking Pro Tips

I did done a ton of solo hitch-hiking both during and after my PCT thru-hike — over a thousand miles and many dozen hitches. I learned a lot about hitching and from hitching. I thought I’d share with you. Before my thru-hike it never occurred to me to hitch-hike. Not only that but it seemed […]

Backpack Choices for a Thru-hike

Here is a run-down of all the popular backpacks on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Also included are a couple pack comparison charts for you, looking at a range of the most common and reasonable packs for normal people. I hope this helps your selection. Please correct any mistakes or omissions in the comments below. […]

Free Pack Shakedowns!

Are you getting ready to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2015? Wow, so cool. I’m envious! But I’m not envious of all the planning you have to do. I’ve been there (class of 2013). Town stops, mail drops, mileage planning, resupplies, food planning and calorie counting, refactoring… Agh! I Want to Help You […]

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