The Cleanest Line

Month: June 2012

Training for the Bike Ride I’m Not Training For

Training for the Bike Ride I’m Not Training For

Jun 29, 2012 June 29, 2012

by Bleeding sunburns and limping – those were my earliest memories of people returning from RAGBRAI. What’s that? You don’t know what RAGBRAI is? (I’m just as shocked when people don’t know what RAGBRAI is as the Canadian who realizes that Americans don’t know who… Read More

Ghost Ship: A Lost Skiff 1500 Miles Off the Coast of Japan

Ghost Ship: A Lost Skiff 1500 Miles Off the Coast of Japan

Jun 28, 2012 June 28, 2012

by Position: 29°11.9 North, 170°35.2 East “It’s a whale,” yells Tracey from above deck. I’m eating humus below in the salon with Dani, after forgoing Kelvin’s lunch of fried Kim Chi with rice and seaweed. Wildlife sightings are like breaking news aboard Sea Dragon, sometimes the only demarcation from… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Stepping Stones

Dirtbag Diaries: Stepping Stones

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jun 26, 2012 June 26, 2012

by Jessie Stone has a resume that would make any dirtbag proud — raft guide, pro whitewater kayaker and member of the US freestyle kayak team. At the end of that list is medical doctor. And the director of the Soft Power Health Clinic in Uganda. Read More

A Sort of Homecoming

A Sort of Homecoming

Jun 15, 2012 June 15, 2012

by Dude at curbside didn't budge from his chair. Gave me a bored look. "Can you take my bags?" I asked. He sighed. "How much they weigh?" "'Bout 65 pounds each. I already checked 'em in online." "Still gotta take 'em inside," he said, barely moving. "They're too… Read More

Hitching to Oz

Hitching to Oz

Jun 14, 2012 June 14, 2012

by Recently, I had the opportunity to hitch a ride from Indonesia to Australia on a sailing yacht my friend owns. I had been working at home for a good while, and was starting to get itchy feet, and this seemed like the perfect way to get back on… Read More

Trevor Gordon’s Artful Life

Trevor Gordon’s Artful Life

Jun 12, 2012 June 12, 2012

by Patagonia Surf ambassador Trevor Gordon, 22, is not just a guy who, in the words of Dan Malloy, “surfs just like Curren.” Here we take a closer look at Trevor’s land-based talents. Michael Kew: How would you describe your art?Trevor Gordon: A bit folksy. Colorful,… Read More

Captain Bumbly and the Hammershark

Captain Bumbly and the Hammershark

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jun 8, 2012 June 8, 2012

by Kelly Cordes Dammit Hammershark, I mumbled as CFS and I began rapping from Mammoth Terrace – 10 pitches up El Cap – to the ground, in the dark. Someone had forgotten our food bag. Granted, Hammershark had nothing to do with it, but he was outvoted. (We had… Read More

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