About US

IMG_3134We are Boulder, CO-based New Englanders.  Husband & Wife, Aunt & Uncle, Brother & Sister, Son & Daughter, Puppy Dad & Mum, Best Friends. Roading cycling and running are our church/happy place/office space and they are how we chose to explore the world.  Sunshine worshipers, outdoor enthusiasts, ocean lovers.  Wanna-be foodies, recipe-maker-uppers, coffee adorers. Photographers. All Boston sports team rule, obviously. We are early adopters/investors at Skratch Labs, an all natural sports hydration product based in Boulder, CO.  Pamela is a physical therapist, running coach  and helped kick off an all women cycling team based in Boulder which is on it’s 8th season + growing. Jon is an event + marketing + social media guru currently involved in BOCO Gear, GIR and a few other start ups yet to be mentioned.  This is our story of why we bought a Sprinter Van and where it will take us. We have recently embarked on a year of travel and living in the van with our bikes and our dog.  Follow @RoamingRobos (#RoamingRobos) on Instagram to see our adventures and you will also get to hear about the adventure of Penny (@theroaming_pennylove) our 6 yr old wonder pup and how she adjusts to life in our van, aka Ellie.

22 thoughts on “About US

  1. When I click the link to get to your FB page is says the page does not exist. Do you have a FB page for you or your dog?


  2. Your map link isn’t working- it goes to /about. But that’s not my main thing- if you are coming to the Pacific Northwest I’ll help you find somewhere to put the van in Portland and get you involved with the local biking/beering scene. June is Pedalpalooza, which includes the 10k-strong Naked Bike Ride as well as about 300 other rides covering all sorts of topics- history of a neighborhood, Karaoke In The Park, and my favorite, the [bike-related] traffic signals urban wonkery ride.

    Of course, any other time you come is fine too 🙂 We did a 6mo Latin America trip by motorcycle, so I have an idea of what you’re getting into.


  3. Having already completed over 20,000 miles in our RV with 2 dogs and a cat we can attest that it is a brilliant lifestyle.


  4. Just saw you’re post on Instagram that you are on MV. We live in West Tisbury. If you need a place to park the van or have a moment to meet we would love the opportunity!
    We place our order for a Sprinter last month!


    • Jim. Sorry we missed you. We rode around the island and didn’t take the van as we biked to WH from Bourne, around the island, ferried back and road back to Bourne. We are still in the cape if you want to see the van and ask questions send us a DM on Instagram..guessing that’s where you saw we were on MV. Happy to meet at Pie in the sky in WH. Love that place. 😉. Jon.


  5. Hi Jon and Pamela. I’m the Australian who met you having a coffee on Alpe D’Huez in 2014. Ages ago I saw the article on your adventure in Cyclingtips and thought ‘I know them!’ I tap in every so often to see how life is going. Just wanted to let you know that I’m heading to Alpe D’Huez with my wife this year and I remembered your advice about catching the train from Grenoble to Annecy – thanks for that, tickets are booked. I hope your ‘living the life’ journey continues for a good while longer. Cheers.


    • Bruce!!!!!

      Great to hear from you. Thanks for the note and the memory. That was such a great day on two wheels. We hope you and your wife are well. You’ll love the train ride. So relaxing and efficient. Funny that you saw the piece in CyclingTips. It was fun when we started and then or riding focus shifted so we didn’t do as much with those guys. Neil wanted “drama / adventure”. We’re do dry for them…LOL.

      We wish you you safe travels and if you and your wife make it to the US to visit, you’ve got a place in Boulder to call home with us.



  6. Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear messgae!

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  7. Good morning Jon and Pamela,

    I hope all is well.

    I just reread the great article in
    Bicycling magazine as I am here camping with my wife and dog at Golden GateCanyon State Park in our “new” home state of Colorado where we relocated from the east coast 17 years ago. The similarities between our lives are numerous between the love of biking, running, dogs, being east coasters, restless with the travel and adventure bug, love of coffee, writing, BoCo gear, the need for PT, especially after running 5 marathons (ran BOSTON the year after the bombings) and living in the Denver area. Also dealt with and currently dealing with fertility issues. The similarities are endless it appears.

    Would love to meet up for a ride or a run one day if your ever still for a moment or near the suburbs south of Denver.

    Your story in the magazine was inspirational and illustrated that you must enjoy the present and do what moves you and what brings you joy. Do it now and have no regrets later since often the source of our regrets are not the things we have done but rather the things we have not done. I need to follow this advice better myself. With a careeer with no opportunity to work remotely, I have dreams of traveling like the three of you.

    Oh, and my first dog as a child was named Penny.

    I’ll read your blog and get inspiration and live vicariously through you all now.

    Stay safe, happy, and well,

    Fellow east coaster


    • Thanks for the message and kind words. We wish you the best in the roller coaster ride of fertility. We’d be happy to connect for a ride, run, coffee etc. As for being in south Denver, it’s not often we are there, but do we leave the bubble of boulder :-). We don’t want you to live vicariously thru us, but we want to enable people to follow their heart and dreams…so we know that one day you’ll also be out there traveling and exploring. Hope to connect in the near future. cheers. Jon


      • Sounds great Jon.

        Let me know how we can connect; email or cell etc. to meet up one day.

        After moving to Colorado I discovered I have a cousin and her family that live up in Boulder that prior to a family reunion we never knew about. My wife and I go up to Boulder occasionally for a visit.

        Stay safe and well. Bobby


      • Bobby. You can email me at keeper jon at g mail dot com. 👍


  8. Hey you Two,

    my name is Kim and I work for a production company in Germany. We produce content for a YouTube platform. It would be nice if we could get in touch to tell you further informations.

    Let me know if you are interested, we would be happy to get a short feedback from your side!

    Kind regards,


  9. Hello! My name is Olivia Richman. I’m a writer with a traveling website: MRV: The Buzz. I’d love to talk to you guys about your adventures and write up a feature for our website! Let me know if you’re interested (couldn’t find an email): olivia@stonebridgepress.com. I look forward to hearing back from you! Thank you,



  10. I read on one of your posts about not being able to drive a 100 mile dirt road in Alaska when you are 70. That is totally not true! You will be surprised at what you can do when you are 70 (and older).


    • Shane,

      Thanks for the note and vote of confidence. We agree with you. I don’t think we wrote Drive, but ride (our bikes). We wanted to do some things while were had a more able body and were able to recover quick to explore more. That was our point. We understand that many things can be done in ones 70s and more as our parents are still active, ride, play sports etc, but we wanted to do so while we could go a bit further! Cheers.


  11. Lourdes Sharuette

    Hello guys/
    We are converting our ford transit high roof and we are avid mountain bikers. My question is did you build your own slider for your bikes? Do you have a template?
    thank you!


    • I did build the sliders myself. I didn’t have a template and I didn’t make one while building them either, sorry. Hope your build goes well and let me know if you have any other questions.


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