Erryting Irie!

Walk abouts in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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We’re about to cross the border between Casta Rica and Panama!

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This river separates both countries

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Decided to take a weekend trip to Panama for Carnival

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She tattooed all the places she has been to on her back

 

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This guy was just hanging out
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Cocles beach is famous for it’s surfing

Every weekend, local vendors are out selling handmade everything

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These are all hand made faces from dried coconuts. Talk about having a laugh!

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Decorative pipes
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Everything irie

 

 

 

 

Packing list (all the goodies)

So, a bunch of people have been asking what we are bringing with us on our cross world trip. For different areas we have different things, some stuff we are going to purchase as needed and other things we will have shipped at specific destinations. Overall, we are packing pretty light. I like to think we are a bit of a minimilist team 🙂

I compiled a packing list.

Tools/parts: chain lube, tape (duct, gaffer, electrician), zip ties, multi tool kit (screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, allen wrench, pliers, wrench, bolts and nuts) patch kit, 2 spare tubes, Spare spokes, spare chain links, break pads,

Camping gear: tent, sleeping bag x2, sleeping pad, nylon rope, flashlight x2, water filter tablets, cooking pots, cooking stove & fuel, matches, spoon/knife/fork set, bear spray, Camping knife, heat resistant finger pot holder,

Bike gear: map, water bottle/camelback, helmet, pump, lock, back rack, panniers, seat pouch, rack back with bungee strap, bike reflecting light, compass, Handlebar bag, frame bag, garbage bags to line panniers (if they aren’t waterproof)

Bike clothes: 3 shirts (two short, 1 long), 3 shorts, gloves (waterproof),  rain jacket with hood, rain pants , 3 socks (1 wool), bandana, bike shoes, poncho, 1x pair arm and leg warmer,

Off bike clothes: Shower shoes/flip flops/crocs, light weight “nice” shirt/sun dress, sun glasses, 1 pair off bike shoes/hiking shoes, underwear x3, sleeping shirt, fleece pullover,

1st aid kit: emergency blanket, bug spray, sunscreen, tweezers, Benadryl, band aids, medical scissors, wet wipes, anti bacterial cream, aspirin/ibuprofen, moleskin,

Personal items: phone, iPad/laptop, camera, ATM card, pen, journal, medical info card, phone charger, camera battery charger, laptop charger, flash drive,

Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, comb, soap,

Misc: spare batteries, ziplock bags, schrader adapter, spare break pads (12$) fiberfill spoke kit (10$), mosquito net, couple rubber bands

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Books in My Bag

The wise man reads both books and life itself.  ~Lin Yutang

I love to read, spend my time with a good book, letting my mind wander and explore. After finishing school I was certain I would read for pleasure more often but I honestly haven’t. I decided to take part in the 50/50 challenge that I heard about a friend doing.

Simply put, it is reading 50 books in 50 weeks. I guess you get an extra two weeks in case you have an extra long day.

I will update this post with reviews of each book. My collection will include a wide variety of genres and topics.

If you have any suggestions for books to read, please comment below!

How a bike saves your life

I love how over the last couple of years there has been so many informative (and entertaining!) infographics all over the internet. If you have ever wanted to become healthier and adopt some new habits, cycling should be one of them.

 

still not convinced?

 

  • 20 bikes can be parked in the same space as 1 car
  • Bikes are 50% faster than cars during rush hour
  • Adding 30 minutes of daily cycling saves us $544 in medical costs annually
  • The average person loses 13 pounds in their first year of riding

Makes the idea of cycling seem like a piece of cake now! (a piece of cake that you will burn off after cycling! a win-win!)

 

Biking And Health

 

 

Enjoy your ride!