February 4, 2019

I’ve got a suitcase pressing into the back of my head, a brake lever digging into my shoulder, and my arm wrapped around one of our bike wheels. “Este es Cuba!” – This is Cuba! – explains our “collectivo” taxi driver as he shoves and scrapes our bicycles into the back...

January 6, 2019

I often find myself comparing ourselves to others. Comparing our journeys with theirs. Our tolerance of hardship, our fitness, our setups, our willingness to push ourselves to – or past – our comfort zones. “Where did you start your journey?” “How many kilometres do yo...

January 6, 2019

We needed a holiday (from our holiday), so booked flights to La Paz, Mexico with the plan to rent an apartment in La Ventana, a tiny fishing village in Baja California Sur. We had been on the road for six months by this stage, so when we rolled into town we were defini...

December 15, 2018

Las Vegas. What a place. After returning our van we spent three days exploring the city, which was difficult if not impossible to do on a tight budget. We did manage to hunt out free activities to do though, which included watching flamingoes in the garden of a fancy h...

December 1, 2018

A couple of days off the bikes were in order after our adventures on the Kokopelli trail. We took this opportunity to go for a day hike in Arches National Park and had our socks blown off! There was so much incredible scenery crammed in to such a small area. The Devils...

November 19, 2018

“You don’t have to practice being miserable”. These were the wise words of Conrad, our AirBnb host in Helena, Montana.

We had started the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in Banff with all the intention of riding the whole way to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, where the ve...

October 9, 2018

After a delicious lunch in Eureka paid for by a very generous lady, it was time to head to our campsite for the night. 

Looking on Jamie’s phone we could see a ‘free camping’ spot located on the map. We cycled on to find a huge patch of lush green grass perched next to...

October 4, 2018

FIFTEEN CENTIMETRES of snow for Banff itself on Thursday - this was what a bus driver had told Gabi. Checking the forecast on the internet didn’t hold much more promise - subzero temperatures, the snow-line creeping ever lower. With great trepidation we embarked on day...

September 24, 2018

After spending a whole day baking chocolate chip cookies and savoury muffins (we still have a terrible fear of being hungry!), we were ready to board the two night Alaska Marine Highway passenger ferry from Haines, Alaska to Prince Rupert, Canada. The wonderful thing a...

August 23, 2018

It seems we spend about eighty percent of each day thinking about food, talking about food, or actually eating food. We had read about the bottomless hunger of bicycle tourists, but had never experienced it ourselves until now. The moment we finish breakfast we think a...

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The running total

Kilometers pedalled: 1633
Metres climbed: 20 529
Punctures: 2
Bears: 15
Moose: 12
Squirrels: 40 thousand
Beavers: 1
Deer: Lots
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