As much as I try and savour each and every moment, it’s inevitable that over this long journey, individual sights, sounds and experiences are sometimes lost in the blur of daily motion and change. They queue up in days so … [ Read More → ]
There’s nothing like a little meteological spice to add flavour to a bicycle ride.
In fact, it’s one reason I love to travel on two wheels. There’s no sidestepping oncoming elements as you might within the cocoon of a car. … [ Read More → ]
It’s that time of year, when vast brushstrokes of forest flare a brilliant burnt-orange, as trees turn in perfect, orchestrated unison: one last, startling swansong before winter takes hold.
Then, as the wind picks up, leaves begin to fall, collecting … [ Read More → ]
Yet again I find myself overwhelmed by the sublimity of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. In September 2009, I used this series of backroads and forest tracks, neatly sewn together by the Adventure Cycling Organisation to trace the … [ Read More → ]
So, just 120 miles to go to the end of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route… Seeing as Jeff and Anna had ridden on ahead the day before (while I faffed around at the post office), I had a little … [ Read More → ]
Silver City is my last stop before Mexico. And it’s proved to be something of a find: alternative, liberal-minded, quirky and very bike friendly. To those familiar with Wales, it’s like Machynlleth in the desert (so without the rain). Yet … [ Read More → ]
One last storm. Or so I hope.
The ride from Pie Town to Silver City, just 120 miles from the Mexican border, proved to be a little more challenging than we were expecting. The gauntlet was thrown down one last … [ Read More → ]
Bike tourers like to daydream. After all, those long, open roads furnish a lot of thinking times. Life thoughts to be processed, aspirations to be shared, views to be aired. So after the Night of the Fire Vigil, Jeff, Jason … [ Read More → ]
At last! I’m back on the Great Divide Mountain Bike ride, having deviated off route after hitting a few massive storms, like this one and this one. I’m also now riding with brothers Jeff and Jason, who I … [ Read More → ]
For this next segment of the ride, I’m travelling with Robert – who came on one of our trips in Northern India and then joined me on an epic, impromptu high altitude hike and bike – and his friend Chris… [ Read More → ]