It’s 5pm on a Sunday evening and an icy gust is shaking the tent like it’s a flimsy piece of washing on the line. The gusts ripple over thick grasslands that in turn roll into jagged peaks while a shaggy llama grazes nonchalantly nearby.
Colombia’s breathtakingly beautiful and breathtakingly steep coffee country takes you from quaint pueblas to rugged mountain roads while truly testing your cycling mettle! Our travels by bike from Jardin to Salento and everything in between.
“If everything you’ve done up until now is just a warm up – then South America is the main game!” It took one day of cycling in Colombia to realise exactly what this meant…
What happens when a hurricane wipes out most of the road on Baja California’s little used Highway 5? Pushing, swearing and maximum speeds of about 10km per hour!
BIKE touring makes you a wee bit Bipolar. About once or twice a minute my brain explodes over the conflicting emotions that comes with pedal-powered travel. On one hand, I could murder a juicy burger, or a gooey pizza (or five). I’m constantly cold, tired, and hungry and the sight of noodles is beginning […]
I’M hunched over my bike in Kangding, China, feeling a pedal stroke away from cardiac arrest, when it hits me – I’ve made a bloody horrible mistake. I’m unfit, I’m unprepared and I’ve picked one of the worst places on the planet to discover it. Just 10 minutes earlier we’d pedalled out of our flea […]
IT’S 11am on a snowy pass in central Kyrgyzstan and even five layers can’t keep out the claws of a bitter wind. My tyres crunch over ice, snow and frozen mud as I push the last few metres to the top and there’s barely time for happy snaps before the sheer cold forces my stinging […]
SAYING goodbye to a warm bed and a hot shower is tough. Knowing three (4000+) mountain passes and 320km lie between you and your next one is nothing short of heart-breaking. And so it was (pathetically) with a heavy heart and sluggish legs that we began the slow push uphill out of Khorog after two […]