360 By Bike Will Be On Hiatus for the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech

I just wanted to let everyone know that there will be an interruption to the normal flow of content here. For the next few weeks, I’ll be attending the 22nd UN Climate Conference (COP22) in Morocco. I’ll mostly be writing for The Verb, a newswire service that brings technical expertise to environmental news coverage and syndicates … Continue reading 360 By Bike Will Be On Hiatus for the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech

Azerbaijan, The Land of Fire: 19 Photos From the Road

Baku, Azerbaijan/Bakı, Azərbaycan to Tbilisi, Georgia/თბილისი, საქართველო – 635 km this section (Total Mileage: 9,426 km/40,075 km) Tracing the name Azerbaijan back through history, one arrives at the Old Iranian word Āturpātākān, meaning The Land of Fire. In these lands, oil and gas deposits were known to turn earth to flame. Hindu and Zoroastrian worshipers used oil in sacred rites and channeled gas … Continue reading Azerbaijan, The Land of Fire: 19 Photos From the Road

The First Pedal Strokes

Hey! Well, this is it. I’m headed out tomorrow. I’m done with a year teaching English, done with a year in Jishou, soon-to-be missing the mouth-numbing food of Xiangxi. A week ago, I was nervous. There’s an uncountable amount of things that can go wrong on a trip like this. Some days, things as simple … Continue reading The First Pedal Strokes