Our First Stage :: Cycling USA Video

Our shadows chase us the entire way, rejoicing in the sunlight while we do all the work.

It seems like only yesterday that we pedaled out of Burlington, Vermont to begin our around the world adventure. As you may remember, we were supposed to leave way back in April of 2011 but had to take care of a tiny project before we [Read More…]

Map Giveaway :: New York State & Canalway Trail

The last few weeks we’ve alternated between riding our bicycles, visiting with friends and family, and Amtrak hopping across the country. We’re currently in Berkeley, California, taking a break to visit with some dear friends. Updates of the last few weeks are in the works but, for now, we wanted to post about our map giveaway.

Rather than recycle or send home the maps we used while in New York, [Read More…]

The End of the Trail (Canalway Trail, that is)

The weather we’ve experienced while riding the last couple of weeks has been better than we expected. Even on the nights that brought rain or freezing temperatures we felt comfortable in our four season tent and winter sleeping bags. As Friedel and Andrew of TravellingTwo.com pointed out recently, “Summers are too hot, and the bike paths too crowded. Spring [Read More…]

Adjusting to Life on a Bicycle

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…]

How Fear Can Overwhelm Us :: Day 7

BEARS!!!!

Due to lack of photos taken on the last day of our first week, I failed to mention the events of Day 7 in our last post, yet it exemplified the classic unpredictability that comes with long-distance cycle touring. It also offered a lesson about fear and acceptance. Ignorance is not always Blissful

After getting a very late start out of Queensbury, NY, we [Read More…]

Week 1 On the Road :: Searching for our Natural Rhythm

“The physical lifestyle is rewarding. You feel like you’ve accomplished something at the end of the day.” ~Laura Burch, of Burch Family Farm & Restaurant in Fort Ann, NY

WOW. We’ve been on the road for over two weeks now and the time flies by! We’re staying with some friends in Chicago at the moment and finally found a moment to [Read More…]