Category Archives for Bike touring

Biking the Great Divide Route

Dates: September 5th – October 9th 2018 Countries: Canada and USA Distance:  1240 km Number of riding days: 24  Wildlife highlights: elk, moose, black bears, fall colours Link to photos The world’s longest mapped mountain bike route: how could we not want to ride it? Once we set on our minds on it, we were […]

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Baja Divide Cape Loop, Mexico

Dates: February 14th – 20th 2019 Country: Mexico Distance: 309 km Number of riding days: 6 Wildlife highlights: roadrunners, playful dolphins and a bobcat Link to photos Trip Report- February 22nd 2019, by Adam and Julie -The Baja Divide is a dirt-road bikepacking route that runs the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. We decided […]

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Biking Canyonlands, Utah

Dates: October 27th – 30th 2018 Country: Utah, USA Distance: 156 km Number of riding days: 4 Wildlife highlights: herd of Bighorn Sheep Link to photos Unexpected highs in the depths of Canyonlands  – December 7 2018, by Julie –   There are few occasions in my life that I can recall having been able to add time […]

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What’s in the numbers

– October 8, 2018, by Julie and Adam – Earlier this summer, on a road in northwest Canada, we met three cyclists within a matter of hours of each other: one who has spent the last two and a half years riding north from Argentina, one headed west looking for work a few hundred kilometers away, […]

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Responsible happiness

Detour off the Pamir Highway, Tajikistan My friends tease me for being a maximizer, a person who “needs to be assured that their every purchase or decision was the best that could be made”. Now that we’re getting close to home I’m slowly transitioning from bike touring to ‘normal life’. I am spending less time figuring out how […]

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Getting inspired by reality: lessons rolling by in Laos

Our experience of Laos seemed very different to what our friends and guide books described just a few years ago. I had imagined pedalling along forested roads with almost no traffic. What I saw instead was cleared land, extensive burning and many trucks and (expensive) cars. To be fair, we also passed many signs for protected areas down side roads away from the main road we were traveling, but overall this was not the still-pristine tropical cyclist’s paradise others before us had described.

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