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JESS'S BIKE TOURING ESSENTIALS

We use almost everything we have with us, every day,
but there are a few things that I'm extra obsessed with.... 

CARGO NET

I PUT THIS OVER MY BACK RACK PACK. I CAN JUST REACH BEHIND ME AND TUCK THINGS INTO IT, LIKE MY SWEATY GLOVES, OR MY JACKET OR MY BANDANA. I ALWAYS HANG BANANAS FROM IT. AND SPROUTS. ITS JUST ALL STRETCHY AND HANDY AND I LOVE IT. DON'T TRAVEL WITHOUT ONE OF THESE!

 

BANDANA

My bandana is gray from my days carving coal for Zivic. Its all worn in. I use it to sit on when the ground is prickly. I drench it in water and put it on my neck when I get hot. I use it to dry the dishes. I blow my nose in it. Use it to make cheese. I wear it on my head. Its my favorite bit of cloth. Like an adult blankie.

 

SWISS ARMY KNIFE

Well now, what would my Swiss Half say if I didn't have one of these babies? Someone in Louisiana gave me one and I promptly gave away my pretty wood-handled (French) Opinel's... Here we've got tweezers, stabbers, cutters, pokers, diggers all in one little efficient Swiss package.

 

BLACK EYE-LINER...

I think I would be lost without it. It makes me feel like a lady on even the worst of days. And, NO, I would not be on this tour without it. 

NANO PUFF!

Well--this thing is worth it's (very light) weight in Gold. It's as minimal looking as you can get in sporty gear (which I like) and it is AMAZING. You can wear it from 30 degrees to 75 and its always the right thing, how is that? Is it magic? I've had to sleep in this thing MANY nights, I love it. If I have to wear a puffy thing, this is it. Now, where's the coverall version?


COCOON SILK TRAVEL SHEET

Basically, singlehandedly responsible for any sleep I get in the tent. This silk sheet keeps all the synthetic camping/sleeping stuff from being in direct contact with my skin which seems to make all the difference in the world.

 


THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!

Andrea Menke
Rebecca Schoneveld
Shawnee Sanders
Rebecca Alexander
Sita Sanders
Jim Zivic
Adrianna Chaves
Carol Boupre
Anne Ackermann
Linda Neu
Gary Stephens
Fay Helfer
Kate Hamilton
Jane DeWitt
Tess Helfer
Tiffany Wilding White
Vicki Sanders
Margaret Gibbs
Anne Zander
Laura Coberly
Nisha Bansil
Danny
Ethan Winn
Karl Frey
Yemana Sanders
Lynn Avedisian
Lydia Basallion
Anaar Desai-Stephens
Shay Ometz
Vanessa VanBurek
Ruth Frame 
Jon Kirk
Tjalling Heyning
Peruvian Connection
Myvanwy Probyn
Andrew Holden 
Peter J Brandt
Francesca Mirabella 
Patty Cullen
Judy Sanders
Brad Opstad
Inez Valk
Wendy Day
Jeanette Stavdal-Bronee 
Chanda Misevis
Tara Aitchison
Cindy Dunne
Tony Giaconne
Ayesha Patel
Abby Kinsley
Maureen Holderith
Carol Spinelli
John Atwood
Nancy Diamond
Cindy Maghee
Tianna Kennedy
Maica
Sarah Meredith
Lucka Kratchoville
Diania
Jan Green
Crystal Moore
Ryan Orton
Judith Lamb
Wendy
Rob and Lisa Howard
Liam Aitchison
Patty
Rebecca
Katrin
Jen Steele
Carol + Ted
Rebecca Morgan
Kristin Vogt
Janessa Goodman
Pamela Peters
Nancy Ward
Tanaya Schnare
Todd Pink
Giuliana Chamedes
Maya Tooke
Emily Neal
Laurel Bourret
Robert Berke
Poonam Khanna
Kati Klein
Anna Jana
Poonam Khanna
Elise Ballegeer
Kati Cesario


and all those whose names I didn't get, thank you too! 

 


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WHO: Zach Whitney + Jessamee Sanders
WHAT: A year-long (?) bicycle tour...
WHEN: Beginning March 2013
WHERE: Around the USA, route undetermined, 5-10K miles
WHY: Because life is too short to be settling down just yet...
HOW: By pedaling our butts off and selling lovely jewelry along the way

Zach builds things and loves to ride his bike. Jessamee designs things and loves to travel (jessamee.com, tamlinandthefall.com)

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    Aug102013

    ME AND THE DAMN TENT STAKE

    AUG 5 or 6: Apparently we have some sharp-ass tent stakes. They are the good kind, and they do their job well, but as far as I’m concerned they are evil. Last week I had the pleasure of splitting my toe open on one of them—a nice deep triangular gouge that spilled a good two-tablespoons of blood into my flip-flop. Yes, Zach had warned me (repeatedly) that the ground was too hard to pound the stakes all the way in, and he tried to bury them with rocks, but—by the time it got dark and I was shuffling things into the tent to get ready for bed, I'd forgotton all about his warning...PAIN!...I nursed my mangled toe all week, and it was healing up nicely until last night, when I did the exact same damn thing on the exact same damn toe and MAN….
     

    THE LESS BLOODY, MORE PAINFUL SECOND TIME AROUND...

    ...it hurt even more the second time, which I didn’t think was possible. I almost cried. Would have, but there were other people around. It kept me up half of the night, throbbing away. I know its unbecoming to talk about small wounds as if they were a big deal, but, I figured--this has GOT to be good for something!

    And I know I should have put my sneakers on, but it was hot and flip-flops feel good after pedaling all day in closed-toed shoes. It’s really gross, you should know. Fleshy and bloody and NASTY. Send a prayer for the middle toe on my right foot, and pray that I learn my lesson this time because Zach (with his charming brand of tough-love) has threatened to cut it off the next time this happens…

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