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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 […]

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 […]

Alaska Part Two: 500 Miles Of Nowhere

  SUNLIGHT streamed through the wide streets of Fairbanks as we pedalled out feeling like battered war veterans. My legs still felt as though they’d gone nine rounds with a cricket bat and my backside still burned from the saddle sores that brought me to my knees days earlier. We might have survived the Dalton […]

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