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Out of the bubble......... One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.-- Henry Miller

Nope, I am not getting up today....

USA | Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | Views [80]

.......... don't want to! Nauseous, dizzy, achy and incapable - can't imagine being on the bike today!" It is 4 am and I am still horizontal, high above the Pacific ocean, deep in the forest, in the tent. We had left Petrolia a couple ... Read more >

Found on the Lost Coast of CA (October 10th)

USA | Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | Views [112]

A truly remote place close to home. One doesn't have to travel that far to learn and be amazed. After a heartfelt visit with family in Eureka and recovering for a couple of days while visiting, eating, cleaning ourselves, laundry and bicycle maintenance, ... Read more >

The Olympic Discovery and Adventure Trail (September 23rd)

USA | Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | Views [99]

The adventure part of the trail is a 25 mile single track through some remote areas of forest on the northern part of the Olympic Peninsula.  Weather promised to be good and that is why we decided to go that way instead of due south. A bit ... Read more >

Photos: Back in the USA

USA | Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery

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It's all about the town sign now!

CANADA | Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | Views [112]

21st of September. We have enough mental and physical strength left almost every day on this tour to race for the town signs. Only my knees are hurting every once in a while to remind me of my age and after a few hours my neck demands for me to understand ... Read more >

Vancouver island on the 13th of September

CANADA | Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | Views [89]

There is a lot to say about life on a bike, but I don't have the words for it...maybe a jumble of them, like: Freedom, moving, exposure, LIFE, feeling, hearing, listening, soaring, purring, smelling, working, sounding, flying, gliding, having, giving, ... Read more >

Photos: Canada

CANADA | Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery

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The M/V Columbia (9/1-9/4 2015)

USA | Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | Views [116]

"It's the simple things that matter" I heard about people say when they are on their death bed. Like watching how the leaves move when the snow falls on them.... I think, traveling the way we do brings the simple things to the foreground again. On the ... Read more >

Took a wrong turn in Albuquerque - or: A not so good day! (Thursday the 27th of August Haines Jct)

USA | Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | Views [101]

All the locals tell us winter came early. It was summer just two weeks ago! Well, it's pretty obvious! Rain, snow, cold...August, Winter in Alaska!  We are now in Canada, the Yukon and we are in awe about the free camping facilities provided ... Read more >

Meeting up again with Adela and Kris (8/22/15-8/24/15)

USA | Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | Views [87]

First time we met was right before Cusco, Peru in September 2013. They were riding north - we went south. We all had stopped at some ruins for lunch going in opposite directions and then wound up spending the night...couldn't stop talking! We let them ... Read more >

On the road again (Tuesday August 18th)

USA | Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | Views [129]

....and our super host family called us with the weather report about 38 miles out of town: " Big hail (he reported the size of ice pieces falling from the sky, but it escaped my memory) in the Matanuska Valley, temperatures are dropping. "How about ... Read more >

Arriving in Anchorage with a BANG, BANG! (August 13th 2015)

USA | Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | Views [162]

  We assembled the bikes about 10pm at the airport in company of a stuffed brown bear and a goat. Last thing was to pump up my rear tire. James did the honers while I was futzing with my luggage and then there was a gun shot ... Read more >

Touring from Alaska 8/13/15 - thoughts on the way...

USA | Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Views [118]

Thoughts on the way to Anchorage: All the good byes are breaking my heart and yet I feel the excitement like a b'day or a wedding day or like a funeral I get to be present at my own death. I realize - just looking at the young travelers at ... Read more >

Photos: Alaska

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The short way home...Buenos Aires -San Francisco (March 7th- arriving in Marin March 8th)

ARGENTINA | Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Views [96]

San Francisco is the next destination. No need to bore you with the details, the delayed flight, the changes. Even leaving Marisa's house required some creativity and we wound up taking two cars since the taxi couldn't fit the bike boxes, the luggage ... Read more >

Photos: Back home in California

USA | Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Buenos Aires 26th of February until the 7th of March.

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | Views [553]

Our last station in South America before heading home. We are staying with Marisa in her tiny little apartment and we got invited to dine with her family where we meet old and young mixed in harmony and respect. I learn a lot from these latino families.... Read more >

Off the bike for almost a week and then a 50 hour bus ride to Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | Views [521]

The time has come, the time is now....we are heading back north on a bus. There were moments in time when I was hurting on the bike. I looked longingly at one of those big touristy busses (or any bus for that matter), thinking how wonderful it would ... Read more >

the day after - few days at the end of the world.

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Views [752]

The friendly/funny young men who carried our bikes to the basement last night were no where to be seen the next morning and the person behind the desk gave us a look like: "you are kidding me, right?" when we ask for help to get our bikes out of there.... Read more >

Tierra Del Fuego!!!!!! Can you believe it????

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | Views [601]

(18th-22nd of February) With a strong Mt bike rim on the rear I felt confident again riding my heavy set Gurly through the next and last phase of this journey. We camped at the border to Chile..there is this tiny little "pizza pie" corner of Chile we ... Read more >

February 13th:The wall of fame - on our way to Rio Gallegos

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | Views [1117]

We met Sean from Wales who entertained us immensely with his dry humor underlined by his heavy accent. He was clearly a minimalist. With very little gear he was cycling - I think it was three month -around the southern parts of Chile and Argentina. He ... Read more >

El Chalten (10th-12th of February)

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | Views [1305]

Not just a resting place, but the beginning of pavement! Highly overpriced......Better: Everything is expensive, of course! How could it not be! We are at the chopped up coast of Chile - way down at the bottom. Far away from the world as we know it. ... Read more >

The trek back to Argentina on the way to Lago Desierto on February 9th

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | Views [1762]

Now off to the 7km single trek we heard so much about. You can never be fully prepared for what is to come, but - for me- it's good to inform myself as much as I can! I really don't quite get when people are afraid to see pictures of what is to come ... Read more >

The cruise, but it was just a ferry across Lake O'Higgins. You get what you pay for.

CHILE | Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | Views [481]

They loaded more and more bicycles on that ferry - there were two ferries and this was the cheaper version. That boat will make it, but I actually had to convince myself...it looked old, very old and creaky/cranky. Our cheerful captain kept disappearing ... Read more >

O'Higgins!!!!!!! (February 7th)

CHILE | Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Views [449]

We set out in a leisurely manner - O'Higgins (saying it out loud in a british sort of way is kind of fun....try it!). The sun was out and what looked like a drowning world only yesterday was looking new and hopeful this morning on February 7th. We reached ... Read more >

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