Tag Archives: adventure

A monumental mistake in the land of monuments

“SHORTCUTS make long delays” – JRR Tolkien. It turns out we’d forgotten this little pearl of wisdom while route planning the road south to Monument Valley. In fact, while packing up to farewell Moab and ride steadily uphill on Highway 191 we forgot more than just the sage advice of Frodo Baggins, but apparently any advice […]

Bush bashing the backwaters of BC

  LAUGHING in the face of death is tough. Screaming, swearing, shaking and almost peeing your pants instead is much easier. Unlike the time I discovered I could burp the alphabet without vomiting, this wasn’t a fun lesson to learn. But then cycling Canada’s Yellowhead Highway was about as far from fun as you could […]

Chasing the sun on the wet cycle south

  LEAVING Whitehorse was tough. Tough because we’d enjoyed doing our best impersonations of Hobbits a little too much, tough because the road ahead featured about four towns in 1000km and tough because we’d gotten a bit too bloody fat on our three week holiday. And so it was with heavy hearts and heavy arses that […]

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