Okay, so Kurt Sandiforth is not technically a Beaconite, but he did stay in town for over a year while replenishing himself spiritually, physically, and financially for his ongoing trip around the world by bike. We received a brief update from him yesterday:
I’m doing great. Now in Mendoza Argentina. Just put in some hard miles across the dry and barren Atacama.Finally super close to Patagonia!I just did a year in review blog post as well as a kit list. I changed up my set up while in Lapaz Bolivia. I’m now running rack and pannierless. It’s a perfect set up for the fat bike. The less burdened it is, the better it handles.And yea I’m loving the fatty as the everyday rig in my vagabond wanderings!
It’s been a year since I worked with film maker Marc Schriebman of Super9Films to create a short documentary about Kurt and his journey. The film was conceived and shot during the final weeks of his preparations to resume his world trip. From the standpoint of a fellow cyclist, I was of course in awe of his long-distance racing exploits. From the standpoint of Wigwam and home economy, I was enthralled with his extreme DIY–Kurt designed and built the racks for his bike, and then designed and sewed up the bike packs and bags, too.
Follow Kurt’s adventure at bikegreaseandcoffee.com.
Feature photo by Case.