Friday, April 24, 2009

We heART Bikes

I can't remember exactly how I found the We heART Bikes Fundraising Art Show, but the 'open to everyone' caught my eye. Anyway, I got a few images prepared and submitted them. I hope they help raise some money for the cause.
The Reno Bike Project, which puts on the event, is a non-profit that promotes the bicycle in many ways. They, like other bicycle co-ops, understand that bicycles are not a standard luxury for everyone. Check out their website here:
Colorado has a host of bicycle collectives. Organizations like this are great places for donating old bikes and parts that are still useable. We plan to pedal to the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-Op this weekend and see what they've got going.
Happy Friday,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcome to phone updates. Should be useful for the Colorado Trail this summer. LK

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ginger Ninjas and The Pleasant Revolution

As your resident earth loving, bicycle riding, thirty-something, I decided it would be appropriate to find something blog worthy for today (Earth Day). I pulled up my favorite search engine, Blackle, and typed in the words "reduce carbon footprint bicycles". About a quarter of the way down I noticed a link that caught my eye:

"Green Ninjas took their rock tour around Mexico by bicycle, greatly reducing the carbon footprint normally associated with rock concerts."

Obviously, I had to check the link out. I discovered that the Green Ninjas are actually the Ginger Ninjas and they toured from Northern California to Southern Mexico on bicycles. They even powered all of their equipment with our favorite human powered machine. Their tour is called The Pleasant Revolution.

You gotta check out the video above!

Here's to a low carbon footprint,


Monday, April 20, 2009


The irony is so thick...

Today is my birthday. It is also the birthday of Adolf Hitler. And this year, today is also Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This Jewish holiday commemorates the 6 million Jews that died during the Holocaust and is different every year. It usually occurs somewhere between March and April.

As you may remember, Chris and I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz when we first got to Europe. It was an experience that neither of us will ever forget.

My birthday wish is this: when you get a chance today, take a moment to feel peace and love toward your fellow humans.

Be well,


Friday, April 17, 2009

Back from Montana

I had the chance to do a little road trip with Chris' family to Montana. On the drive up we stopped in Jackson and made a quick trip into Grand Teton National Park.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Life is Bicycle

"Shouldn't it be - life is like a bicycle?" my 13 year-old nephew asked. And when I replied, "No, it's supposed to be artsy...", he just looked at me and said "oh...okay".

I discovered the world of self publishing and decided to do a small project before diving totally into the Bicycle Geography book. Today I finished and published a photo book called, Life is Bicycle.

The book is available through the Blurb website here:

By Leslie Kehmeier


Friday, April 03, 2009

The New Project: Bike The Colorado Trail

The wanderlust continues. We've could have gone either way after our global adventure; feel satisfied and go back to way the life was, or keep coming up with new ideas. And yep, you guessed it, we're working on the latter.

Our new project is an ultra-light tour of the Colorado Trail. Chris recently informed me that the gear list is very short and does not include a tent or sleeping bags. Hmmm.

The trail covers 530 miles with 60,000 feet of climbing. I guess it's time to start training camp. We're looking at a July start, so we should have time to get our legs and lungs in shape.

The Colorado Trail starts in Denver and ends in Durango. Elevation ranges from 5,500 feet to a high point of 13,334 feet. A good portion of the trail hovers above 10,000 feet. The trail was completed in 1987 and is a joint project between the Colorado Trail Foundation and USFS.

Stay Tuned...