Its sounds are almost as impressive as the sight itself. An incessant soundtrack of gurgles and murmurs; of deep, resonant rumbles and thunderous crunches. In this frozen river of ice, a soft, ethereal blue light seeps through cracks and crevices, …[ Read More → ]
El Calafate-El Cerrito-Tapi Aike-Cerro Castillo
On the bolt-straight roads of the Argentinian pampa, my handlebars stay true, but my mind wanders… For this a pensive place, and one that stirs memories and emotion; like a calling to fill this …[ Read More → ]
Note to self: never neglect the road less travelled. It’s so easy to do, in the rush from a to b. For that yearning sense of arrival, we sometimes sacrifice a little of the journey.
Indeed, as much as …[ Read More → ]
Sometimes, it feels ok to stop riding, stretch the legs, and remind myself what life as a biped feels like. Especially when I find myself in a spot like Los Glaciares National Park, in Argentinian Patagonia.
Comparable to Chile’s well …[ Read More → ]
El Chaltén-El Calefate; 220km.
I’ve quickly come to realise that riding in Patagonia involves strategic hops from one windfree or rain-sheltered enclave to another. Like hallowed secrets, the exact locations of these sanctuaries are passed around between the international touring …[ Read More → ]
I celebrated my 40th doing what I love most. Riding my bike, and camping out. I slept with the porch of my tent open, so I could look up at the half moon and the stars.
Everything came together …[ Read More → ]
La Junta-Puyuhuapi-Villa Amengual-Villa Mañihueles-Ñiregua-Coyhaique
Lest my writing fall too far behind my cycling, here’s another collection of photos from the Carretera Austral (more of an introduction can be found in the primera parte). This latest instalment covers the stretch from …[ Read More → ]
Puerto Montt-Caleta La Arena-La Poza-Punta Hualahue-Rio Negro-Galeta Gonzalo-Chaiten-Santa Lucia – approx 280km
This initial instalment covers just the first few hundred kilometres of the Carratera Austral – the 1250km route that connects forests to fjords to mountains through Chile’s southern …[ Read More → ]