Conception Bay to Loreto :: Lone but Beautiful

We leave Santa Rosalia early and spend the day climbing up, down and around a meandering Highway 1. The road sneaks inland then naturally comes back to the shore to catch glimpses of the ever-beautiful Sea of Cortez. Eventually we make our way toward another oasis on our route, the small town of Mulege.

Kai climbing into Mulege

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Palapas & Hot Springs :: San Felipe to Puertecitos

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…]

On the Road Again :: Look Ma, No Shoulders!

After a decent rest with family and friends, it was time for us to head north to Omaha so that we could catch the Amtrak to California. We got a really late start and although the roads weren’t heavily travelled we were pedalling pretty slowly. You don’t realize how much a week or more off the bicycle can affect your ability to ride well. [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…]

Visiting the Eco Stars of Swanton

This past Sunday we headed north to deliver rain barrels to Swanton Elementary School. Despite the rain on Sunday, it felt great to be on the road, even if for only a couple of days. We were also eager to test some of our new gear – our Hilleberg tent, Ortlieb panniers and bags, our Kleen Kanteen bottles, some new clothing for Kai and our MSR XGK-EX stove [Read More…]