Rowerowa sztafeta, jakiej jeszcze nie było. Dookoła świata!

Hello From the Air

We’d like to applaud your research and final fitting out of your new van. We lived in our old VW van (no pop up) for six months hauling the bikes and cooler in and out, freezing while giving the catalytic heater a two minute burn with the door cracked, coming back from rides and showering in camp ground heads in cold water sinks, and thinking that there had to be a better way. We had built a sea going 32′ sailboat ten years prior to this adventure and moved aboard to go cruising. This involved a reevaluation of all of our systems, as our original design had been such as to accommodate function with shore power and anchored out. We had a nice corning glass stove for cooking with power, cold plate refrigeration powered by either a hydraulic motor running on engine power or electric shore. Perfect for that time but no good for long distance cruising–thus a total redesign. Having seen two propane explosions at sea this was not my preferred fuel–we stuck with a good kerosene stove–bit of a drag, but at that time a fuel readily available throughout the world. The lovely kerosene heater went deciding to use the stove for heat when needed. Showering usually consisted of sun shower heated sea water on deck, using Dawn detergent that makes good suds in salt water followed by desalting with minimum fresh water. We did keep the power water necessary to run the shower but had learned that a foot pump for galley and head saved huge amounts of fresh water–this the only disagreement I had with your configuration. I have been doing a recent time-motion-consumption study with respect to doing dishes in our house in Gunnison. I have a nice touch kitchen faucet that enables me to shut the water off and on with the touch of a finger. Just turning the water off after cleaning and item and placing it to drain and grabbing the next one adds up to almost 10 minutes of useless water running down the drain. We lived aboard and sailed for three years, but my wife never got over being seasick even after a week or so at sea. This wasn’t going to work, so we obtained a 29′ fifth wheel, no slide out, loaded bikes, boards, kayaks, snow shoes, etc. and took off. We’d done a lot of research on this puppy as well–plenty of water 60 gal, good head, good stand up shower, nice queen bed. We thought we might enjoy this for a year or two and it was very easy compared to life at sea, but we somehow ended up living in the 29′ Alpenlite for 22 years. Gunnison is great–mountain biking and wild flowers in the summer, back country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter. Happy this spring as calves drop–no problems so far–mothers look fine. Certainly enjoyed your talk at the Library and your books. Stay well and be sure to do something fun each day. Stay well
Hi Dick,
All I can say is WOW! Those are some amazing adventures!! I only wish you’d sent some pictures. I agree with you about a manual pump helping to conserve water. I’m working on some sort of water system right now for the Octabin (with these great blue barrels I recently scored), and am thinking of trying a manual or foot pump for that reason.
I try to do at least one fun thing every day, and also take the time to appreciate it… Thank you for the great advice and the great stories
I just finished Learning To Fly and couldn’t put it down, for so many reasons. My long-time partner went off in a new direction, my beloved dog moved on to Rainbow Bridge and my health has been questionable. I’ve truly felt lost, somewhat like the captain of a ship at the helm on a voyage to nowhere. Learning To Fly has again shown me optimism, and how can I thank you enough for the effort you put into your book? I too have enjoyed gravity sports, since the early 80s, and Learning To Fly has instilled a burning desire for me to return to the air. Thank you, Steph.
Crested Butte, CO
Half Dome 29
Hi Bill,
I’m really sorry to hear about the challenges you’re having. Hold on. You know things will change again, that’s how it works. I’m glad that LTF has helped. And I hope you will find a way to fly again
Hidden desert oasis :)
Description: Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news I’m looking forward to hitting the road full time for a...
I’m looking forward to hitting the road full time for a year in a couple weeks. In the meantime @craigasaurus and I are selling/giving away everything we own and putting the finishing touches on the adventure mobile. Honestly I feel scared and excited at the same time. There are a lot of unknowns, and that’s the beauty of it all. Anyone recently go through a big life transition and care to share some words of wisdom? #outdoorwomen #sheexplores #craterlake #hammock (at Crater Lake National Park)
Tomoa Narasaki and Miho Nonakaof Japan finished on top in Munich at the seventh and final IFSC Bouldering World Cup of 2016. Narasaki's stellar performance was enough to defend his spot atop the Overall rankings, and Shauna Coxsey of Great Britain impressed with a Silver despite winning Gold in the Overall rankings at Vail.
Narasaki needed to best teammate Kokoro Fujii to win the Overall, and the twenty-year-old did just that when Fujii missed out on qualifying for Finals by Top attempts. It was the first Overall victory of his young career. With Narasaki's win, Alexey Rubtsov of Russia was forced to settle for third behind Fujii and 2015 champion Jongwon Chon of Korea could not make a second Overall podium.
For the Women, Coxsey had already sealed the deal at the previous event in June, but Nonaka maintained second place with a victory in Munich to improve on her third-place finish last year. Despite falling just short to 2015 Overall champion Akiyo Noguchi of Japan in Finals, Melissa Le Neve of France still secured her first Overall medal with a strong Finals performance.
The complete report, pictures, video replays and highlights can be found on thededicated event page.
The best Bouldering athletes in the world will compete at Olympiapark in Munich this weekend for the seventh and final IFSC Bouldering World Cup of 2016.
Munich has concluded five IFSC Bouldering World Cup series since 2010. In 2014, the third most populous city in Germany attracted more than 6,000 Sport Climbing fans to the grand Olympic Stadium - host of the 1972 Summer Olympics - for the IFSC Bouldering World Championships. This year, the tradition continues on August 12th-13th with a new cast of elite Bouldering talent.
Don't miss the live streaming on Saturday, and be sure to visit thededicated event pagefor the complete press release introducing the competition, 2015 replays, start lists and further event information.