With Ecuador famed for its Avenue of Volcanoes – as coined by German explorer Alexander von Humboldt back in the 19th century – I took the opportunity to stretch out my legs by tackling the climb up to Volcán Pichincha, … [ Read More → ]
After a medley of trains, planes and even a nocturnal bicycle ride across LA (with dumpster-diving feed en route), here I am back in Quito. Or rather Tumbaco, a small town squeezed between steep, quilted hills, set some 12 kms … [ Read More → ]
I’m back from a few nights camping with James, whose company I greatly enjoyed while riding through Utah’s Canyonlands in 2010, one of the South West’s premier 100 mile dirt road loops.
This time, we biked from Flagstaff to the Grand … [ Read More → ]
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Coconino Loop is a bikepacking journey around the Coconino National Forest, Northern Arizona. Concocted by Scott Morris, of Topofusion fame, and his buddy Chad Brown - both bikepacking fiends – it knits … [ Read More → ]
If truth be told, I’ve become a lax mechanic since owning a Rohloff. Internal gear hubs will do that to you. My Rohloff has run faultlessly for the years I’ve owned it, bar a change of bearings after many thousands … [ Read More → ]
Just a quick post to announce that I’m back on the road, making my way west once more…
I’ve stopped in Flagstaff, home to some of my favourite trails in the States, to meet up with ‘Minimalist Master‘ Gary … [ Read More → ]