Tag Archives: Bicycle touring

Beaches, blow flies and Baja’s cactus carraterra

BEACHY and bright San Felipe proved to be the Tampa, Florida of the Baja. It was filled to the brim with snow-birds (Americans and Canadians escaping winter) gringo expats in varying states of “sh*t-faced” and opportunistic Mexicans keen to flog as many patterned blankets, bejewelled skulls or sombreros as possible. Mostly, they just sold cheap tequila […]

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 […]

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