Chitty Chitty Wonk Wonk - Outside Magazine

This article appeared just as I was settling down into the new Microship lab on Camano Island, Washington… for what I thought would be a 2-year development project. The piece is a reminder of the danger inherent in publicly predicting expedition plans; boat-building has a way of dragging on for decades, and life keeps evolving.…

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CQ Calendar, 1998 - cover

I got to be a “calendar boy” twice with the bike – first in the Bicycling Magazine calendar of 1988, and then a decade later in this one by CQ Magazine. I was in the Microship lab in Santa Clara at the time, not on the road… I remember riding BEHEMOTH to a nearby park…

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I love this article. The author does a wonderful job of introducing the pioneers of net-connected travel, each breaking new ground in different ways.  Re-reading this 16 years after it was published, I want to throw a party for my fellow paleo-technomads… it’s been a long road, even wilder than any of us imagined! I…

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King of the Information Highway by Mike Cassidy, SV Dispatches San Jose Mercury News Sunday, June 2, 1996 Photo above: “Steve Roberts and his talking, computer-equipped bicycle have traveled thousands of miles together.” RICK E. MARTIN — MERCURY NEWS Steven Roberts is an analytical man who knew better than to become too attached. He and…

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I do not speak Dutch, so this was an easy interview! All I had to do was sit there, and occasionally demonstrate something… this took place near Orlando during one of my speaking tours, and then aired in the Netherlands in April. Hoe is het Mogelijk – BEHEMOTH Fiets “How is it Possible?” BEHEMOTH on…

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This cute video is a little feature on my BEHEMOTH bicycle during the time I was at UCSD (San Diego) beginning the Microship project. It’ll Never Work was a BBC children’s program showcasing new inventions in science and technology, and it ran seven seasons (1993-1999). This is from Program 6 of Series 2 (1994), and…

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This is one of my favorite videos from my 30 years of building technomadic machines… it came at a heady, exciting moment when the new “world wide web” was hitting public consciousness. I had a lab at UCSD at the time, working with teams of engineering students on the Microship system, and this delightful Australian…

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At the cusp between the BEHEMOTH bicycle era and the beginning of the Microship project, this very well-written article appeared in Silicon Valley. I was just winding down a long mothership trek around the US, hauling the bike to speaking gigs and schmoozing for lab space to build the Microship, and the author did an excellent…

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