Posts By: James

Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Being from Utah, I’ve got a somewhat jaded perspective when it comes to cycling climbs. Many of the climbs that are accessible right from Salt Lake City top out at nine or ten thousand feet. In...
Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

I’m convinced Lycra has some effect on brain chemistry. There’s something about putting on a cycling kit that makes people want to take a normally pleasurable activity, like riding a bike, and...
The Final Trailer Mods!  Organized Obie Accessories

The Final Trailer Mods! Organized Obie Accessories

Well, if you know me, you realize I should never use “final” and “mod” in the same phrase.  But just go with it for a title… This week, I put the finishing touches on...
Pimp My Trailer 2: Sliding Bicycle Storage Tray

Pimp My Trailer 2: Sliding Bicycle Storage Tray

I used this long weekend to replace something I had built in our trailer that had been bothering me for a while.  I tore out the bicycle storage platform and replaced it with a much better (and...
Pimp My Trailer: Adding a Bicycle Repair Stand

Pimp My Trailer: Adding a Bicycle Repair Stand

Stef frequently says that I always have to have some sort of RV project going.  She’s teasing, but she’s also correct.  In fact, when I run out of projects, I’ll sometimes do some...
Park, Pedal, Play:  Buellton, California

Park, Pedal, Play: Buellton, California

We’re trying something new here. Stef and I recently spent a week in southern California using the RV as a base camp for cycling (and for work, but nobody wants to hear about that).  We liked...
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground, Buellton, CA – RV Park Review

Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground, Buellton, CA – RV Park Review

Flying Flags RV Resort is one of the Highway West resorts, and its location in Santa Barbara wine country in Southern California put it in the ideal place for us to spend a week checking out the...
A Safer Shore Power Connection? Testing the SmartPlug

A Safer Shore Power Connection? Testing the SmartPlug

A few years ago while visiting our friends at Advanced-RV, we learned about a new type of shore power connection they were putting on their rigs, The SmartPlug.  (We like visiting Advanced-RV...
Our Experience as Pure3 /Lithium Travato Test Pilots

Our Experience as Pure3 /Lithium Travato Test Pilots

A few weeks ago at their dealer event in San Diego, Winnebago announced their Pure3 Energy Management System, which brings 48 volt lithium power to two new models, the Travato 59GL and 59KL.  Russ...
A Detailed Review of Winnebago’s Lithium-Powered Travato 59KL!

A Detailed Review of Winnebago’s Lithium-Powered Travato 59KL!

This is another really long RV review, but we are reviewing the whole coach as new.  And this is not just a review of Winnebago’s lithium Pure3 Energy Management System.  (Just to set your...