Long grasses and wizened oak trees, atop manicured knolls so idyllic I’ll forgive them for their ferociously steep inclines. It could be Middle Earth – I can easily picture hobbit holes burrowed into its perfect hillocks. Or Devon without the …[ Read More → ]
It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful, alluring metropolis than San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, particularly when the sun is shining in all its glory, and a new season is being ushered in. After 10 days of dirt …[ Read More → ]
This Sunday I’ll be arriving in the Bay Area – after a 26 hour train medley from New Mexico – for a 12 day bike tour.
My plans aren’t completely formed as yet, except that I’d like to ride amongst …[ Read More → ]
Our Californian adventures are drawing to a close with a final dirt road leg to San Diego.
From this border city, only a few days lie ahead to Los Angeles: a mellow road ride north through the beach communities of …[ Read More → ]
The journey west continues to unfold…
Our perfect, Celluloid-blue Californian sky takes a turn for the worse in Joshua Tree. With 80mph gusts of wind to contend with, we find ourselves seeking refuge in a motel whose clientele has included …[ Read More → ]
Nancy I have both been riding Surly Trolls, hardy little bikes I’d have no hesitation in recommending for unbeaten path travel.
I’m planning a rundown on kit and setup at some point. In the meantime, California has provided some colourful …[ Read More → ]