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"KAVU revolves around doing what you love out in nature's playgrounds, from deep wilderness to your local park..." I absolutely agree. And, my no longer crusty sun baked nose says thanks , crossing the sunny Sahara desert

In a great visor amongst the camels has never been so much fun!




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The original Buff Headwear has got to be the most versatile all weather piece of gear that I carry in my panniers. I've covered up from the sun, hail, snow, frost and rain. I have worn a buff on my head, face, wrist and one time for fun I pulled one on as a skirt. Great colors, materials and styles are available from buyobuff.com





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Sleeping well with help from Cocoon. I can't say enough about their air light pillows and silk sleeping systems! Thank you
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When I was hit by a bus going 94km/58mph but somehow uninjured, some said that my shredded panniers acted like airbags, others claimed my Ortlieb panniers must of been my angels. All I know for sure is when I called NRG Enterprises, they could not have been more supportive and sent me a second pair of new back roller classic panniers and a travel bag rack p├áck. Wishing you guys in Nelson, BC, Canada, a big ol´e flying angel thank you! 

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Oh-la-la Trifosi shades! Right when I
thought I would be squinting my way
through Patagonia here comes a great
pair of sunglasses. I appreciate it


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After my mountain hardware skyledge 2.1 suffered an untimely pole and zipper death in Africa, Hilleberg provided me with a new tent. I can't wait to sleep in my new home. Thanks!

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Jacks R Better makers of ultra-light weight sleeping quilts.  My high sierra sniveler is going to work out well while winter cycle touring in Patagonia.
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Icebreaker's thanked me for sharing the icebreakers love and like most great relationships, I assured them it was mutual. 
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Recently,  I received an e-mail, it was a questionnaire that a bicycle touring website gives to women cyclists.  They wanted to know how many pairs of panties I am packing in my panniers.  I told them that my "be the adventure" panties where none of their business.  However, if they wanted to know what kind of PANNIERS I was packing I would love to talk about it. So here it is.  I love my Ortlieb panniers and if you must know, YES, they really do keep my panties safe, completely dry  and condensation free in all conditions.  
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Thanks Wilderness Supply for the dry bags and stuff sacks. You certainly know how to make getting robbed alot fun!



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Positive Cycology is a lifestyle brand dedicated to kindness and compassion for all people who share the road through apparel, accessories and campaigns. Promote kindness on the road. Shop our store. Pass It On.
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Thank you to the people who share their homes and lives with me as I travel---The sweet oversized Pakistani man who guarded my door all night as he slept spilled over into a broken plastic chair with his AK 47 slumped by his side. The Iranian guest house owner who on my behalf said good bye to the 9 well meaning military bodyguards and the Ethiopian prostitutes with who I stayed up laughing all night long after I was mistaken for a porn star.  And to all of you for purchasing t-shirts and making individual donations.

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