Let’s go to Mexico

Las Vegas is a great place to be leaving. Especially if you happen to be heading towards Death Valley, apparently the driest hottest place in North America. Yeah. Right. Is all I have to say to that. Maybe it was just my luck that at the start of January a big storm came rolling through…

At Opposite Extremes

In Colorado the roads can get rather busy.I had left the comforts of Lucy & Stevens home in Placerville with a belly full and a great night sleep! It was good after a couple of fairly chilly nights out there. They had shown me picture albums of their vacations, my reaction was; “WOW! Where is THAT!?”…

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

It was -19 degrees celsius when I left Jackson hole. (-3 F)Good thing I ran into Brian & Hannah the day before and they had invited me to stay, they’re no strangers to bicycle touring and it was lovely to spend an evening with like-minded folk.That morning was the first time since Northern Canada that I…

Warm Welcomes and the Legends of America!

“This one is on me, and Welcome to America!’ Said the waiter at Billy’s diner in Burlington. What a lovely surprise! I’d just stopped in for a cup of soup as I was getting a little chilly. I’d already been in the country for four days and came across some glorious converted rail tracks from…

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…

The Dempster Delights

The Dempster Highway, Canada’s only all-weather road to cross the Arctic circle, was officially opened in 1979. That same year, in the Netherlands, a girl was born and decided to go cycle that road in winter one day. Oh hold on…. That plan didn’t develop until about a month ago. Still, being the same age as a…