We can happily report that our summer tour is in full swing and that we are cooking up some tasty things. We are currently staying with an incredibly generous friend whom we met via Warmshowers.org (for those who don’t know, a bike touring version of Couch Surfing) in Portland after biking down from Victoria over the past week (and staying with a couple of Nick’s college friends living in Washington State along the way). It has been a beautiful journey thus far, among the encompassing greenery, snow capped mountain peaks, and sun-rayed seascapes as we’ve covered several hundred miles. We are hitting our stride with cooking campside from our pannier pantry and have been pleased with the quality of meals we have been able to create given the oftentimes sparse offerings of small local markets on places like Whidbey Island, Washington.
We are charting our journey via maps and blog postings on our website, pedalinn.com and are active with Twitter and Facebook for (which are easy to link to via our website). We are also posting the recipes from many of our meals via the blog when Internet connectivity permits (we have a notebook filling up with recipes and much of what we are cooking is archived in photos, if not written down on the net). It has proven difficult to update the website & blog regularly as biking and camping and cooking daily are full-time tasks, while some rest days have found us in the middle of nowhere without internet and a multitude of errands to run (eating and laundering, to name two). But you can see a stream of consciousness of what we are up to in words and photos via facebook and twitter. If you haven’t already, follow us and we’ll keep you updated. We also have been logging our miles on the daily via Cyclemeter, which pushes our route to twitter and facebook via google maps. It’s kind of a big deal. Lastly, we've been using trackmytour.com to do just that in notes and photos- check it out. More updates soon!
Nick + Lindy
$8,069!!! Wow!! It's so wonderful to experience this outpouring of support and interest in bikes, food, and adventure. What an inspiring process and an exciting thing to be connected with so many lovely new people who love and support the same things that we do.
We are so excited to share this adventure with you!
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Apr 14, 2012 - May 14, 2012 (30 days)
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The Tricycle: Sweet Pedal Inn Schwag: custom designed and hand assembled Pedal Inn matchbox, exceedingly cool Pedal Inn headtube badge sticker, and thank you note. Plus, recognition on our website as a supporter. International backers add $2 for extra shipping costs.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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The BMX: Above, plus the digital edition of our pocket guide, The Pedal Inn Weekender: A Concise Guide to Adventuring and Indulgent Eating (iPhone + iPad, Mac + PC compatible)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The Cruiser: Above, plus the print edition of our pocket guide, featuring beautiful original paper art designs and photography by Nick + Lindy.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The Hybrid: Above, plus the digital edition of our cookbook (iPhone + iPad, Mac + PC compatible)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The 10-Speed: Above, plus the signed print first edition of cookbook with 50+ original recipes, full of amazing photos, color paper art, insights, and stories from our adventure. International backers add $7 for extra shipping costs.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The Fixie: Above, plus a large professional quality print of any photo in our web gallery or Flickr site featuring travel, bike, and food photography. Many more great photos to come! Also, a personalized post card from the road! International backers add $10 for extra shipping costs.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The Mountain Bike: Above, plus a custom developed Pedal Inn recipe from our bike tour--just for you!--sent from the road by postcard.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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The Racer: Above, plus your Pedal Inn cookbook featuring an original paper art hard cover.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Loaded Touring Bike: Above, plus a custom dinner party by Nick + Lindy for you and five friends featuring original Pedal Inn recipes. (Proximal to San Francisco or along our tour route, coordination required)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The Loaded Cargo Bike: ding, ding! Calling all bike shops, book stores, and bike + food loving businesses, this one is for you---> 15 copies of our Pedal Inn Cookbook and 15 copies of our Pedal Inn Pocket Guide to feature in your shop, sold on your terms.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The Full Tour: The Loaded Touring Bike, plus a recipe inspired by your unique personality and tastes, named after you and featured in our cookbook.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The Full Guided Tour: Meet us in San Francisco with your bike and we'll go on an overnight camping tour with you and a friend! We do the hauling and give a sampling of our wonderful cooking with recipes featured in our cookbook at a beautiful and proximal Bay Area location. Includes 2 copies of the cookbook and pocket guide, plus plenty of Pedal in schwag.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012