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

Trip: Alaska - San Francisco, CA

There are [14] stories from my trip: Alaska - San Francisco, CA

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

USA | Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | Views [1244]

.......... 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 [1127]

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 [1131]

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 [1001]

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 [1102]

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 [1001]

"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 [912]

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 [997]

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 [937]

....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 [953]

  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 [900]

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

USA | Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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