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    Huaraz to Ayacucho

    It seems like most cyclists end up staying in Huaraz for more time than they originally plan.   There is a plethora of valleys and hikes to explore, the city has a certain ambiance if comfort with some great places to eat but not too […]

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    Finding Balance

      “The first rule of the cycletouring club is no taking buses”; James (big-sur.co.uk), another fellow cycle tourist we had met in Colombia, and I joked about this over a good breakfast and coffee one morning …   For whatever reason, maybe with the global […]

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    Back in Canada …

    October in Canada is getting rainy and cold. This time last year we had just crossed into Washington state and were cycling around the Olympic Peninsula. But wait a second, Canada …   Questions you are probably wondering: – I thought you were in Honduras? […]

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    Conquering fears: how a once hydrophobic girl became a divemaster

      Fears are things that can hold us back from experiencing life. While people who meet me now would never believe my previous fear, old friends, family and even Mike remembers how completely and deathly afraid of water I was. So much to the fact […]

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    A few reflections this Canada Day

      Over 10 months on the road and biking through a few different countries I reflect this July 1st, my first year being outside of Canada on this national holiday of Canada Day where in 1867, Canada officially became the Dominion of Canada. We didn’t […]

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    That’s it, we are sending everything home

    “We are sending everything home” Mike said to me on our arrival across the Mexican border in Tecate as we opted for a cheap hotel and passed out on the bed.   The 92 km ride form La Jolla, California to Tecate, Mexico wasn’t that […]

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    Happy Holidays

    Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. May it be shared with loved ones and be filled with joy and laughter!   Missing our friends and family but glad we have each other! Like it? Please share it: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share […]

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    Search Effort for Mr. Turtle

    It is with great sadness that we announce the loss (read ‘misplacement’) of our dear friend, Mr. Turtle.   He was left mistakenly on a high pass. For those traveling the road it was just after the summit of Harris Grade before descending down into […]

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    Avalon School Outdoor Education Assigment #1 Responses and Assignment #2

    Hello Avalon School Outdoor Education Class!!   Thanks guys for your responses. We’ll include them here with some feedback.   Part One: Food Storage   The response we got back regarding food storage was a little to be desired, here’s what the class came up […]

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    On the road… almost

    After a busy summer, Mike and I quit our jobs on August 19th and since then have been scrambling to get everything done in preparation for our trip. This left us with two weeks to look after securing all spare parts, to finish our bikes, […]

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