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Experiencing the desert - heading east

Sunday, 10 Mar 2019 | Views [47]

Tuesday, March 5th  Fast pace line from Palm Desert to Mecca and then we took a side road ( Box Canyon Rd) which turned out to be closed to traffic. Due to mud slides/flash floods, the road has practically disintegrated in places through this ... Read more >


Leaving the Pacific Coast.

Sunday, 10 Mar 2019 | Views [39]

In San Diego at a beautiful sunset I realize, that we are going to say good bye to the Pacific for a while, heading east..a bit north/east to visit James’ brother in La Quinta before riding due east out of one desert and into another. I am not ... Read more >


From the snow to the blooming desert of Anza Borrego

Sunday, 3 Mar 2019 | Views [75]

March 2nd in La Quinta.   In San Diego at a beautiful sunset I realize, that we are going to say good bye to the Pacific for a while, heading east..a bit north/east to visit James’ brother in La Quinta before riding due east out of ... Read more >


We are three, together and on the road.

Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 | Views [91] | Comments [1]

San Clemente, CA 2/23/2019 Three very different characters with the same passion for cycling, (but maybe even slightly different styles of cycling/touring). We have pretty much similar world views..... an architect, a social worker and a doctor.... Read more >


Big Sur Coast.

Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 | Views [69]

February 20th Sycamore Cove Canyon Campground 5 days of tailwind pretty much made up for the hard times we had entering Big Sur. The coast of Big Sur is amazing in any weather as long as you can keep cycling and not get blown off your bike by the ... Read more >


On the road again...

Friday, 15 Feb 2019 | Views [82]

Thursday February 14th   We had two days of Sunshine, going over Devil’s Slide through Santa Cruz to Monterey - up that steep Hill with the campground on top. Enough to feel secure again.......storm coming? What storm? Blue skies ... Read more >


Getting out of the bubble after 4 years of preparing

Friday, 15 Feb 2019 | Views [78]

Saturday February 9th First day “on the road again” Home sweet home didn’t let us go that easy! An AMAZING good bye gathering at the Java Hut in Fairfax so joyful and loving. I filled up my “tank” with all that ... Read more >


Photos: Africa bound

Friday, 15 Feb 2019 | Photo Gallery

Leaving home - riding down to San Diego and across the continent.
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Nope, I am not getting up today....

Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | Views [944]

.......... 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)

Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | Views [907]

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)

Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | Views [798]

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

Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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

Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | Views [745]

"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)

Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | Views [701]

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)

Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | Views [702]

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)

Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | Views [755]

....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)

Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | Views [756]

  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...

Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Views [703]

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

Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Back home in California

Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Last daze in Marin

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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