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DIY Ford Transit Conversion

I had never done a van conversion and had no idea where to start. So I took to Google and YouTube.

The amount of data online quickly became overwhelming. I was lost in a rabbit hole of information. There were so many decisions to make. How big of a battery bank will I need? Should I install a shower in my van? Roof racks? Swivel seats?

I had to focus. It became clear if I were ever going to finish my van conversion, I would have to break it down into manageable steps.

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Top 10 Fitness Truths for People Over 50

Sticking to your program will be hard at times. Use this list of hard truths as a reminder of what it takes. It has helped keep me focused and on track. Hopefully, it will do the same for you.

Getting Fit Over 50 and Finding Your Balance

Not only does losing your mobility put you at an increased risk for depression, but in a recent study, losing it has been shown to decrease your life expectancy by as much as ten years.

Here’s the good news. With training, your balance, and your ability to get around can be improved and extended. 

The Benefits of Physical Activity

If you are new to running, understand this, humans are the most proficient long-distance runners nature has ever created. Any inability to run has been eliminated from your genes centuries ago. It wasn’t that far back in history, that if you couldn’t run, you would die. Everyone can run.

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Bicycle Touring Mexico During COVID

The two-lane road to Chichen Itza was extremely overgrown. The jungle had completely taken over the shoulder. Every time I heard a car or truck approaching from behind, I had to pull off to the side of the road and let them pass.

The heat was also a major issue. Mid-day, I had to pull to the side and sit under a tree. Again, I was suffering from heat exhaustion.

I was eventually able to continue but decided to stop for the night in the colonial city of Valladolid.

Bicycle Touring Morocco – Part 4

When I reached the ridgeline, the wind was howling. In total, it took me over 14-hours of cycling to get there from the coast. I was in bad shape and completely underestimated how difficult the climb would be. Despite my condition, I had to push forward. I still had 90-miles to go, but luckily, it would be mostly downhill.

As I coasted down the mountain, the temperature steadily increased. After many hours, my body was finally warming up. The sky cleared; moreover, once again, I was enjoying my bicycle tour immensely.

Bicycle Touring Morocco – Part 3

The climb out of the small surf town was brutal. It took well over an hour and was easily the steepest of my life. Towing a trailer and surfboard didn’t help.

Words cannot describe the view at the top of the ridge. Seeing the peeling lines from that altitude is easily a top-five highlight of my bicycle touring career. A full-on, this is why I do this moment.

Bicycle Touring Morocco – Part 2

The next morning I left well before sunrise. With camping off the table, the plan was to ride 80 miles to the coastal town of Essaouira.

The day started on the wrong foot. In the dark, I somehow managed to make a wrong turn. I ended up cycling through an extremely rundown shantytown on the Southern edge of Safi. I stood out like a sore thumb. Admittedly, all the stares made me anxious. I was definitely off the beaten path.