Up and Over the Sierra de la Giganta

A brick-laid and tree-laden walkway in Loreto.

A walkway in Loreto’s tourist section.

The day brought a mix of emotions. We had just spent some time intensely examining both our relationship to our travelling around the world by bicycle as well as our relationship with each other and those around us. We were ready to get back on our bicycles, feeling more secure in our intentions for the future but we were also feeling a little [Read More…]

Lessons in Fresh Water and Baja River Sand

A mined riverbed in Baja, Mexico.

Stuff we consume has to come from somewhere, right? Whether its drinking water or construction aggregate, unless you produce it yourself, someone somewhere else has to get it for you. And, unfortunately, while getting this stuff for you, sometimes other folks don’t carry front and center your best interests or the best interests of the environment.

The following are a couple of examples of things that should be obvious [Read More…]

Palapas & Hot Springs :: San Felipe to Puertecitos

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Looking Back at San Felipe

Although we love the privacy that a hotel room offers us we left San Felipe with anticipation rising. Adventure lay before us. Over the next week we would be riding through some of the most remote and least traveled areas of Baja California, on some of the roughest roads. Besides travelling through a couple of small fishing villages that had little in way of [Read More…]

Palms & Petroleum :: Lompoc to Refugio State Beach

Eating lots of oranges helped us get our work done faster!

We ate lots of oranges while working in Lompoc!

We left Lompoc, California, with peace of mind, knowing we had tackled many large ‘to-do’ items on our year-end lists. Well rested and feeling ready to get back on our bicycles and the road, we made a quick side trip to a post office to send home our third box of gear deemed ‘unnecessary’, then we set our eyes on [Read More…]

Adjusting to Life on a Bicycle

Railroad Run Trail outside of Saratoga Springs, NY

Railroad Run Trail outside of Saratoga Springs, NY

Into our second week on the road, we’re still trying to find a daily rhythm that works for both of us. We’ve been focusing on the basics: riding, eating & sleeping. It sounds simple enough, but in reality, all three take some planning and forethought when you’re first starting out, especially if there are two of you, with potentially different ideas [Read More…]

Wanderlite Daypack : An Exceptional Alternative

Wanderlite Daypack

Including rest days while on a long distance bike tour are an important part of extended travel. So, out on the road, when we’re not on our bikes but still somewhere we want to explore on foot, both of us will require a bag of some sort to carry our essential belongings around with us.

Although we’ve considered the simple option of slinging a shoulder-strapped front pannier over each [Read More…]

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