Bicycles, Art, & Updates

Can you believe that it is December 2017 already? There are lots coming up for mural making in 2018! As I have been reminiscing about the last year or so I have felt thankful for all of the creative endeavors, cycling adventures and the healing of a year-long a knee injury (yeah it’s better). 2017…

Completion of Bike Tour- 1,500 Miles Canada to Oakland

In June 2016 the start of summer, I rode the Amtrack train to Seattle, Washington from Berkeley, California. 24 hours by train with my bicycle panniers and an extracycle bicycle that I had boxed and ready for shipping. From Seattle, I joined with 12 other cyclists and we started out on a journey that would…

Oregon Coast on the 1 – Florence to Jenner

   We rode the next couple of days after Eugene through hot hot hot heat. It got up to almost 105 degrees and we would just soak our shirts in water to be able to withstand the heat. Thank goodness for swimming holes too! Champoeg State Park was the gorgeous location and still to this…

Jenner to Santa Rosa

     Leaving the coast was a much needed break from hills and from the dew filled air. The coast has such a dramatically different feel than even 5-10 miles inland. Jenner was beautiful, we met a man that owned the community center, and he let us stay at it. Everyone in the town of…

Portland to Brownsville and Eugene!

   Thank you Portland for everything! We were happy to move on and experience Brownsville, the oldest town in Oregon which is where I had breakfast and a coffee with the Mayor. A city councilwoman showed me the art center as well. Apparently it is where they filmed Stand by me. A lot of people…

Olympia to Portland – 1 month stong

Goodbye Olympia! We had three days to ride to Portland and took about 45 miles each day. We wanted to get into Portland for the weekend!   Olympia was really beautiful with a lot of rivers and trees!       Here is the group at the welcome oregon sign. There was an epic bridge…

Seattle to Olympia via Vashon and Tacoma!

  Seattle was a lot of fun but also pretty exhausting! Tour is hard to balance between riding and playing shows. We find it hard to please everyone, but the balance of the group is wonderful because we have open communication and really enjoy spending time together. It is a pretty special group! So after…

Four Shows and Three days in Seattle!

    We rode from Port Townsend to Seattle and I got to ride over the Hood Canal bridge. It was temporarily opened for a boat to go through so we were able to ride it without cars moving which is special considering it would of been a loud and polluted bridge with all those…

Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Beyond!

     We arrived from the black ball ferry mid day into port Angeles from victoria that took about one hour and 36 minutes on the ferry. Again, epic as we passed through the islands and through the US border and into the tiny cozy town of port Angeles. Home of the Olympic and Hoh national…

Canada! Vancouver, Salt Spring & Victoria

Getting to Salt Spring island was a beautiful adventure. We saw pods of orca whales on the ferry boat, and did some Tarot and card making. I started to get pain in my wrist so my friend Justin and I switched out my handle bars and met the rest of the group at the ferry….

Bellingham to Vancouver

We made it to Canada! Check out the above photo of the 4 bands with a burning man sculpture that was used 20 years ago and is pedaled by solar energy! Canada was epic and we are so happy to be traveling now around the islands and B.C. We love this place!    What a…

Biking WA – Mukilteo to Bellingham

  Rain started as a sprinkle as we drifted beyond the trees and the rivers and streams. Light playful rejuvenating rain. Heavy and thick getting louder and more powerful.      Soon enough we were in full on downpour where our waterproof gear was suddenly not and we were chilly little bikers! For a couple of hours…

Proyecto de Pedaleo – Collaboration Mural

This is one of my most favorite projects I have ever done. The murals that keeps painting itself…                                                                 The Inspiration: As many of you know, I am not a stranger to staying on peoples…

York, Maine

Welcome to York, Maine settled in 1624 and right on the Atlantic Ocean!       York, Maine is known to be a summer vacation town, just South of Portland, Maine. Took us a day to bike and Ian had some friends that he knew in town. It was a beautiful couple that were musicians and…

Bahia de Los Angelos, North Baja California Mexico

  This magical bay of Los Angleos, Baja California deserves a post of its own for the inspiration it left me and for the beauty and screnity of its location.   The past month since arriving in Meixico we have had one road the entire way. It is called the “One” and you don’t need…

Valle de Los circos -Socorrito to Catavinya

   Lanky waving Dr. Seuss cactus, bright liquid blue sky saluting, puffy cotton cloud drifting, excruciating intense heat riding, melted deteriorating pavement has been consuming my reality these last couple days. It’s been truly incredible but the desert has been challenging. It has been a couple of weeks since I have wrote, so this post…

Acampar y San Quintin, Mexico

Mexico is special.  It has such a deep part of my heart as the people I make connections with are real and present and loving. You can make friends so quickly , everyone says hello to you, and there is a way of life that is about family and living in the present moment. Most…

Tijuana, Playa de Mision y Ensenada, Mexico

Never had I experienced that type of cycling as what I did in Tijuana! I’ll explain…It was an amazing city despite what many people say and I had a great time there thanks to our hosts and my cycling buddy Adley.    The ride was crazy from San Diego to the border maybe 15 miles…

Dana Point, San Diego and Ocean Beach

 I love this part of California. Great bikes lanes, gorgeous roads and just endless amounts of cycling. I really love it. South, south, and more south we go! Off to Dana point where we stayed with a family in the hills who had 3 dogs and a very interesting story to tell. We found them through…

Lompoc and Santa Barbara California

Rode 62 miles from Lompoc to Santa Barbara. We got to see the ocean again! I missed it dearly! Found another cyclist named Cody from Vermont that joined our group for a while. Always nice to meet friendly cyclists on the road.   We stayed with a warm showers house in Lompoc, with a Seattle…