The Trials and Tribulations of a 320-Mile Bike Trip Raising Climate Awareness

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This was my bike, the Caleb, donated to me for the trip by Organic Bikes. Made in Vietnam, most of the frame is rapidly renewable bamboo.

A bamboo bike is sort of like a flashy red convertible in the bike world, I realized. Strangers stopped and stared -- and wanted to touch it. The Caleb really has a gorgeous frame, and as an attention-grabbing environmental message, it was totally effective.

It also earned me the nickname "Bambi," by day two.

Photo: Mairi Beautyman