Pedal Adventures is a collection of stories about cycling, life, family, road schooling, and a nomadic travel lifestyle. We're a nomadic family with a basecamp in Colorado. In search of singletrack, smooth roads and occasional surf. Living an imperfect life perfectly.
Wow, time flies! We’ve already been in Costa Rica for 2 weeks and it has not disappointed. Leading up to this trip we certainly had some anxiety as this is our first trip out of the United Stated since Axel was killed. Luckily our exit from the USA and into Costa Rica was very anticlimactic! We flew out of Denver, CO around 6AM, through Houston, TX and landed in Liberia by late afternoon. From there it was a 45 minute shuttle ride to Tamarindo. We opted to hire our own shuttle because we had a surfboard and large stroller (Chariot) on top of all of
To celebrate this lead-up to the holidays, I have joined forces with nearly twenty other outdoor bloggers to pull off a massive giveaway celebrating families who spend time outdoors together. Enter to win the #ThankfulForFamilies #OutdoorFamilies giveaway! Steps to Enter: Post a NEW photo of your outdoor family on Instagram making sure to include both #ThankfulForFamilies AND #OutdoorFamilies and tell us why you love your family! Follow ALL of our awesome participating hosts to win! Tap on MY photo (@pedaladventures) to see where to go next. Follow that host, and find THEIR awesome prize in their feed. Tap on their photo to see where
We’ve been under a winter storm warning here in SW Colorado for the past few days. We had an unbelievable September and October Indian Summer but now it’s time for winter to take hold. If you’ve followed this blog long enough you’ll know that winter is not ‘our season.’ Funny that we moved here to ice climb and backcountry ski … but those days are behind us for now. We’re in the processing of packing up and heading to warmer temps and we’ve rented the house until April. So where are we headed? The first stop is Costa Rica. We’ve been craving the tropics, walking
We’ve all seen them on the ski slopes: 3-year-olds shredding black diamonds with the parents chasing behind. But where are these little shredders when the snow melts and singletrack appears across the mountain? With the invention of balance bikes, bike parks, and lightweight pedal bikes there is no reason your child can’t start learning to shred singletrack. Start with these five tips and watch your little one rip. TIP 1: START THEM ON A BALANCE BIKE Learning to balance, lean, and get your feet down when you’re in trouble are important skills to learn early. And nothing does that better than a balance bike.
In some ways we have an ideal set up with a basecamp in Colorado and the ability to travel. But living between the lines sometimes gets rough. We’re not fully nomadic so we don’t quite fit in with those families that are traveling x amount of months/years in their campers or around the world. And we’re not at home much so we can’t just plug into the community as easily as we could if we were home more. So both ways of living take effort. Don’t get me wrong we love this lifestyle and don’t want to trade it in but living in the middle