Saturday, January 17, 2009

Welcome to my bike blender blog adventure!

Hello hello friends and family! Tomorrow i head out for beautiful Guatemala to work at Maya Pedal, a bicycle shop that transforms old bikes into pedal-powered farm equipment for indigenous farmers. Pretty amazing organization doing incredible and fascinating work (i highly recommend you check out their site). The website was passed along to me by my wonderful girlfriend Natalie, who's doing pretty exciting stuff in Africa right now (you can reach her blog here). Anyhoo, i checked out their stuff, fell totally in love and decided i had to go.

While i'm there i'll be trying to learn as much as i possibly can, document every weld and wheel spoke, meet every fascinating character i can and then put it all up here.

I'm pretty excited, i know its going to be an amazing trip. Many thanks to everyone who's helped me plan and get ready for the trip. Much love to you all- wish me luck!

4 comments:

Living Now said...

a freind just sent me this link. i am traveling right now and this interests me, however the link on your blog is dead. give me an email. jmfundal@gmail.com

justin

Susan said...

Hey Justin!

Glad you found this blog and you're interested in it. Matt is enroute to Guatemala now and probably won't get online for several days. Here's the link you wanted: http://mayapedal.org/

Hope that's helpful. Are you traveling in Central America? I'm sure Matt will be glad to connect with you once he's touched down and is near a computer.

Susan

Crystal said...

I think he made a mistake when inputting the link. This one works: http://www.mayapedal.org/ .

Matthew Corson-Finnerty said...

Justin, thanks for the heads up on the bad link, i appreciate it. It should be working now.