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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day! Check out Project Tandem!

Happy Earth Day, everyone!  It’s actually perfect that it’s Earth Day because I was going to write about Project Tandem this week, and they are ALL about the environment.

What is Project Tandem?  Nate’s cousin, Morrigan, is currently on an 11,000 mile bicycle ride across the United States.  She and her colleague, Alan, are collecting “overlooked stories of everyday Americans and their opinions and actions regarding the environment.”  Mo and Alan are about 7,000 miles into the trip and happened to ride by our neck of the woods this week.  Yea!

We met them at the Half Moon Bay Coffee Company for breakfast (this place was good and affordable, by the way).  Sadly, I ate the biggest breakfast…but I’m not the one biking 1000’s of miles. Shoot.

It was so good seeing them and really fun to hear their stories from the trip.  I can’t wait until the Project Tandem documentary is complete…it’s going to be awesome!  To read more about their trip, find out how to donate, and more, visit their website.  They are also updating the Project Tandem blog from the road.

Look at those bikes!  Morrigan is carrying 90 pounds of equipment, Alan 110 pounds.  I can barely ride a bike with just myself down the street! (That’s kind of not a joke…I tried to ride a bike for the first time in a long while last year and what they say is NOT true…it was absolutely not like riding a bike! How embarassing.)

Now go do something nice for Mother Earth.  Maybe Morrigan and Alan will catch you at it as they ride by your town!


  1. 1

    Hey – That is so great that you guys connected with these crazed bikers! They look like they could use a few dozen doughnuts ( in great shape) According to their blog,they have met a lot of amazing people on their trip and you are right – they will have plenty of wonderful stories – and with lots of beautiful photos too. Too bad they couldn’t crash inland there with you but I guess they have miles to go before they sleep… Thanks for the link!

  2. 2

    cool project. that must be such an adventure!

  3. 3

    those two are very inspiring!

  4. 4
    Jessica Hansen

    I can’t believe they are out there in CA. Where did they start from? Maine or something, right? Wow. Biking with all their stuff, camping each night. Crazy kids. Cool.

  5. 5

    7000 miles so far….I can’t even wrap my head around that number of miles biked. And they’re still smiling. Wow! Can’t wait to hear the stories and see the pictures they’ve taken.

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