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Mama Bear Camping: Lopez Island 2018

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Mama Bears and family once again did the long journey to Lopez Island. This time many of us did something that will horrify you. Wait for it...... We drove a car to Anacortes Ferry. Ugh why couldn't this have been easier?

Click here for recap of Lopez Bike Camping 2017

As much as I loved taking the Clipper to Friday Harbor it required a lot of waiting and with a child who can be difficult at times and prone to public meltdowns I wasn't too sure if I had the mental capacity to do this. Then again, driving requires a whole different mental capacity.

Since our family doesn't own a car, I did an extended day rental on a Car2Go. What kind of gear did we plan to stick in the car?

-2 folding bikes
-Wike Trailer
-Then the camping gear, so much stuff.

After waking up semi early I played a mean game of tetris with the car space and managed to get everything inside. Sorry, no pictures. The drive is about 1 hour and 40 minutes and we left early, just in case. By the time we got to Mary…

Tern Vektron: My first 300 miles

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I've always wanted to write a review of low milage. Every time I come around to writing something about one of my bikes I've put in thousands of miles, yeah.

Remember how I sold the Edgerunner? Well, the money was kinda of sitting in a pot waiting for some other bike. I was hooked on the Tern Vektron when it hit Interbike. I wanted a low step-through folding e-bike with an integrated rack and whoohoo, Tern delivered.

Um, as I write this they have introduced the cargo version, the GSD, and wow but let's get back to the Vektron.

First of all, the bike is complete. When I mean complete, it has fenders, lights, rear rack, Yepp compatible, and a bell. I mean, even normal bikes don't have that. In addition it's a mid-drive folding bike. Oh and guess what, you can charge your phone. I think of it as the mini version of my long ago Edgerunner. Oh and it FOLDS!

If you are looking at a review about specifications this one does the bike justice: Bike Radar Vektron Review.

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