Welcome to our newest sponsor… Bikewagon.com

We are very excited here aboard Kitty Hawk to welcome our newest sponsor Bikewagon.com…..


Transportation is critical when you’re away from (or without a) your car for months, or years, at a time and these bikes fit the bill perfectly.  They are comfortable, light, have a wide gear range and are easy to fold and store when not in use.  Don’t get stuck with a tiny slow bike….check out bikewagon.com !!!

We recently received our new Montague Paratrooper folding mountain bikes from Bikewagon and we had a great experience.  Dale and the folks at Bikewagon helped us screen, evaluate and finally select our new bikes and accessories.

If you are looking for a new folding bike for a sailboat (or for a regular bike or folder for on land) check out their website and see what they have to offer.  (Don’t forget to mention you saw them here at learntoliveaboard.com too!!!)

Our new bikes only took about five minutes to un-box and assemble.  We can have them off the boat and on the dock fully assembled in less time than that now, after a little practice.

IMG_2059They’re so pretty !!!!…..



The best part is,  for a full size bike, they fold and store in the salon out of the way while we are underway…..


As soon as I can find a reliable video editing app I will add a video of Kim assembling the bikes in Oriental before we departed……

Testing out our SPOT Tracker

Some of you may already be aware, based on our Facebook posts, that we acquired a “SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger”.  Since we have some time before we return to Kitty Hawk, we have been running a few tests of the functions.  The device can send texts and emails with preset custom messages to a list of recipients that range from “help” to “everything is ok” along with coordinates and a link to a real time map. The device can also send an SOS to the GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordintion Center.

Over the next few weeks we will be experimenting with a way to show the map permanently here on the blog. Please bear with us as we attempt to do this as it may result in several “new post” alerts…..here’s the first attempt using the link….



this is hopefully how it will look…..



Delorme is SPOT’s largest competition and their year of service plus the device usually runs about $164 more than the SPOT.  The Delorme was recently reduced on Amazon, so the Inreach is currently cheaper.