Biking in the Woods

Phew! Getting to bottom of a pretty steep (for me) trail through the woods last week. My Specialized Turbo Levo full suspension carbon fibre bike with 29″ wheels, one of the best tools I’ve ever bought (among which I include my 2003 Tacoma 4×4 and my iPhone).

Photos by Chris Deam

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Biking in the Woods

  1. Hi Lloyd – How do you secure the bike if you’re in town or do you only use it for this kind of thing? Seems like the kind of thing thieves would want.

  2. I carry a chain in my backpack and scout out an off-trail location and lock the rear tire to a tree if available. I also disconnect the power. So if someone wants to steal it, he’ll have to carry a 50 lb. weight with tires that do not roll. Since I’m usually way out in the woods, unlikely that anyone can carry that weight too far.

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