I realized when it was too late to do anything about it that the breaks on the bike I was riding did not work. I was barreled down a cobblestone road in Guatemala on a 24” girl’s 10-speed bike, which had been converted to a single speed bike by simply cutting the gear cables and removing the shifters from the handlebars. In front of me was my twin sister on a combatively dangerous and small bike and a guy we had met about an hour before that convinced us taking this bike ride was a good idea.Read More
Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH) provides life saving support to over 15,000 Haitians patients at the FOTCOH medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti. Every year, hundreds of volunteers travel to the FOTCOH clinic to provide medical care to Haitians in need.
I wrote this blog from 2008 until 2013, and looking back, I can't believe how much I wrote. I don't remember the login information for the blog anymore, nor do I have the email address that is associate with it, but the blog hasn't disappeared from the internet yet, which is great, because I probably saved the writing on a computer that is long gone. I loved Books on Wheels, and I loved traveling with Ward. I will write it all out in a book or an article one day which will be titled "My adventures with Books on Wheels" or "Funny stuff my friend Ward said."Read More
When Ward and I were traveling a lot with Books on Wheels, we kept a blog about our adventures, and got the opportunity to do some writing for print publications. I really enjoyed writing this article for Urban Velo, because the guys behind the magazine were fine with letting us write as we liked, and they were modest with their feedback and editing, so it really felt like we wanted it to feel- like story telling that brings you a long with us on the road.Read More