Magic and Madness. Or something in between.

Prince Rupert in August is a fair bit more pleasant than Prince Rupert in December. For a town that get’s 229 rainy days a year it was surprisingly sunny, and I got to catch up with Ben & Kerem! Whom I met as they were riding down Vancouver Island last December as I was heading north.…

the Weird and the Wonderful

Not all too surprisingly Canada is lovely in summer too. Although the extremely brief transition period between winter and summer seems to confuse nature too. It’s a strange feeling to be sweating and hot and cycle past big lumps of ice. Or at 27 degrees celsius wanting to jump in the lake, but the lake…

Reindeer, Rocks and Royalty

The past few weeks have been an amazing collection of awesome scenery, Lots of rocks, large… and small. Wonderful encounters, and mad weather. I know that it can be windy in Iceland. It’s the biggest issue. I don’t mind cold, I don’t mind snow and I don’t mind the occasional windy day. But when it’s blowing a gale…

The Market, The Mountain and Mohammad

I am so happy with the map I found! It even shows the tiniest zig-zaggery roads that google won’t show me! Google is not so great in Korea. They have their own version called ‘naver’ wich is very difficult to use for me as my Korean is rather terrible.

Tents, Tramps and Temples

  It has taken me a while to warm to Korea. I guess after coming off the massive high of Japan, New Zealand and Australia, nothing would quite compare. And this was my problem. When I stopped comparing and started looking around with fresh eyes I finally started to enjoy this weird and wonderful country.

Shikoku Shakedown

Road 30 looked nice. Road 30 was closed. Even better! I’ve learned in Hokkaido, a road closed-sign usually only means the gate across the road is closed. And the road will be perfectly rideable and beautifully quiet. I was right.

Hills, Heat and a Horny man

My arrival in Takayama was celebrated with a huge firework display. Different from your usual fireworks as the big fire spewing barrels were handheld by daredevils until they exploded. (the barrels, not the guys) It started off with a few big bangs that would’ve damaged ears for miles around. Not mine though. My hearing has…