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It’s a rare treat to have both time to write and a good internet connection with which to post on our blog. Thanks to the hospitality of our host, Alex, we have been blessed this combination, allowing me to play catchup a bit.

To begin, Rebecca has been interviewed a couple of times recently and the first of pieces has now made its way online. In the interview, she shares her thoughts about traveling by both sailboat and by bike, the good and the bad, her likes and dislikes. Please check it out.

“We have a slight advantage over most couples when we decided to sell virtually everything and go traveling and sailing!” — Rebecca

I’d also like to bring your attention to our latest sponsor, All Things Boat. Among other things, the site has a comprehensive resource on solar-powered generators, and Kevin, the author of the piece, had this to say:

I have written a thorough article that compares the best solar generators that are currently on the market. These units allow you to travel or live off the grid while maintaining power to many devices and appliances. It is a nice compliment to a fixed solar panel system. The benefit, of course, is that these units are all portable. So, in the case of emergency (boat taking on water) or natural disaster, you can grab these self-contained units and remain powered up. We are looking forward to trying ours out on the sail down to Baja.

As I noted in my last post, our plan was to ride to Monte Albán and we completed the 1000′ climb to the archeological site yesterday shortly after noon. The scale of the site is truly impressive!

The trip was not without drama though. On the way back to our friend’s house, Rebecca managed to pick up her first puncture of the trip and as you can see below, she did it with authority! Go big or go home, right?

How’s that for a puncture!

Amazingly, even with a puncture of this magnitude, we were able to get the hole plugged and sealed on the side of the road and then ride home, a testament to Stan’s NoTubes sealant.

Stan's NoTubes

Sealed, thanks to Stan’s NoTubes and a generous helping of tire plugs.

Love Bacon!

Given the placement of the hole, so close to the rim, it still makes me a bit nervous. Tomorrow, our plan is to visit one of the local bike shops and to have them add a patch to the inside of the tire. If that doesn’t take, we may just be forced to replace it. Just another piece of the adventure, right?


  1. Nice article on Rebecca! Also glad to hear the fix of the tire worked. That is quite a testimony to your choice of tire that you made. As always enjoying following along with you

    • Even though the tire was holding air, we ultimately did take it to a bike shop to have them apply a patch(es) to the inside of the tire. That and we renewed the sealant. Hopefully, those two things will help the repair to last.

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