Mama Bear Camping: Lopez Island 2018

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

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.