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Go With Less

PEARL iZUMi features a lifestyle of living lightly with its Crew members Dillon Caldwell and Nicole Pressprich who built up a cargo van to lessen their impact on the world around them. They travel around competing in gravel races and events throughout the Western United States. They have learned in the process of living in a limited space all of the things they don’t need, and only keeping the items of value to them.

Checking in With Strawfoot Handmade

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Checking in With Strawfoot Handmade

Readers of this website might know of Strawfoot Handmade‘s bike-related products. Garrett and Vince make saddle bags, musettes, and other on or off-the-bike portage solutions. In recent years, Strawfoot has pivoted to make more than just bike bags, or bags in general. With the growing popularity of Sprinter van buildouts and other forms of mini-RVs, Garrett began making insultated window shades for the various van models, allowing the owners to not only reflect heat but offer a bit of privacy from the outside world. As you can imagine with the increased popularity of van buildouts, Strawfoot is very busy. When I was in Santa Cruz before the Sea Otter Classic, I checked in with Strawfoot, who had just moved into Rock Lobster’s old space

Check out Swallow Bicycle Works’ Sprinter Van Setup

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Check out Swallow Bicycle Works’ Sprinter Van Setup

Sprinter van conversions come in two forms: prohibitively lavish and budget. The duo that makes up Swallow Bicycle Works went for the latter, but that doesn’t mean they’ve omitted the necessities. Head over to the SBW blog to see their Sprinter Van conversion and read about how they live on the road with bikes!