Nicholas Carman left on a bicycle trip in 2008. Since then, he has have chosen to spend more than half of each year on the bike; to ride bigger tires, off-pavement; and to cover less distance every year, in trade for riding over mountains and drinking with locals. Nicholas has spent time working in bicycle shops and restaurants, as a pedicab driver and a marine forklift operator, and increasingly, as a freelance writer and photographer. Recently Nicholas has spent time on the 1000 Miles Adventure Route and the Adriatic Crest route. He shares words, images, and ideas at Gypsy by Tradeand Instagram @NicholasCarman.
We’re not talking about the Mountain Dew flavor here, folks. There are a few things we are stoked to talk about though: the route, the ride, and the scholarship. The Route So what is all this Baja buzz? In a short synopsis, it is a route developed by Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carman during the … [ Read More ]
A letter from Nicholas Carman: We are in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa, a little town in the karoo that white people like to visit. There is said to be an house resembling an owl that attracts visitors, but I haven’t seen it. It’s a nice town, for sure, as the small grid of dirt roads … [ Read More ]