Scenes from Guerrero Negro

We ended up spending a good chunk of time relaxing in our oasis at Hotel Malarrimo in Guerrero Negro. It was quiet and peaceful. The hotel had wi-fi (that we could actually connect to from INSIDE the room!) and a restaurant attached so some days I only moved from our room to the dining area and back (*embarrassing*).

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Cycling to Rancho Maria Teresa :: The Questioning

Hwy 3, suddenly lacking a shoulder and drastically deteriorating!

Our second day of cycling in Baja California was a tough one. The nice wide shoulders of the day before quickly disappeared and traffic was fast and heavy. Throw two mountain passes, a couple of military checkpoints, and a fierce headwind into the mix and you’ll have two frazzled cyclists on your hands at the end of the day.

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Big Sur :: Pfeiffer State Park to Ragged Point

Big Sur, California

The ride through Big Sur was spectacular. With the Santa Lucia mountains to the east of us, the Pacific to the west and the sun shining down on us, it was hard not to have huge smiles on our faces, despite all of the intense climbing.

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From Monarchs to Redwoods :: Monterey to Big Sur

After soaking up dunes and beach time in Marina, we cycled down the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then the Bay Coastal Trail, which led us quickly past Sand City and into Monterey, CA.

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Cycling the Wabash Trace Trail :: Iowa

After a peaceful overnight in Elmo, Missouri, we continued riding the quiet Missouri roads toward the Iowa border. Our destination was the trail head for the Wabash Trace Trail, located in Blanchard, Iowa. The trail would take us over 60 miles north to Council Bluffs, and only a few miles short of Omaha, Nebraska’s Amtrak station. [Read More…]