DICK #1: Dummies In China & Korea

DICK #1: Dummies In China & Korea

Welcome to the first installment of the critically-acclaimed internet series: DICK: Dummies In China and Korea #1 I think I’m legitimately incapable of not recognizing people taking stupid pictures. It all started here. Even harder for me to resist is the opportunity to reenact these scenes for my own camera. Let the series begin…

Sweating Iso-Butane and Crying About it in Public

Sweating Iso-Butane and Crying About it in Public

Yeah…um…remember all that fuel?  You know, the specific camping stove fuel that Tony and I spent a week searching Beijing for? Well, um, yeah…about that fuel… I HAD TO LEAVE IT IN XI’AN.  I am seriously the worst person-who-has-to-buy-fuel-in-foreign-countries, ever. The deal with these fuel canisters is that you can’t travel by plane with them.(…)

Misery, as Measured by Pounds

Misery, as Measured by Pounds

Front pack: 50lbs. Rear pack: 60lbs.

Seriously, dude? A BAZILLION miles of biking in a summer?

check out this nutcase: http://www.tetonat.com/2011/05/23/jay-petervarys-no-idle-tour/

I Will Seriously Sign Any Form You Put In Front Of Me

I Will Seriously Sign Any Form You Put In Front Of Me

[ed note: originally written May 9, 2011) Remember, my blossoming career on afternoon television for stay-at-home moms, nestled between the cake-baking tidbit and the summary of yesterday’s soap operas? Well, there’s more where that came from! I’m spending this week moving around southern South Korea and doing a bit of climbing.  In fact, I had(...)

Biking in the City

[ed note: originally written April 16, 2011] Why do people hate on bike commuters?  I’m not going to call us cyclists because, well, we aren’t…necessarily. I may have ridden my bike across most of the country, bike everywhere I go in town, started a free bike rental program, and advocate for biking on every level–from(…)