The rain’s coming down in a steady stream causing the rustic dirt road to turn from bad, to worse and then to something resembling a river. It’s just day one on the tough but stunning Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route and already we’ve found that sweet cyclist spot of physical pain mixed with jaw-dropping scenery.
There were just three kilometres left to the top. Three. Measly. Kilometres. By foot it would take just over 30 minutes, hell in a crowded mall on your hands and knees it would take under an hour. But at the rate we’d been going, pushing up 20 per cent dirt grades on one of Colombia’s […]
“Sir! Sir! Taxi Taxi!!” Nothing screams Thailand’s southern beaches like an over zealous tuk tuk tout. And nothing screams “lose some weight and do something about that mop you call hair” like a tuk tuk driver mistaking your gender and assuming your bike is a pricy ornament. It had been just one day since […]
DEAR old China was the stopover that was never meant to happen. But somehow the end of our bloody long stint in the Asian empire swung around faster than a headache on new years. I was ready to leave – hell I’d been ready to leave for 12 months – but as much as China […]
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 […]