THE TRAIL BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES

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Where the Careterra Austral (CA) ends at Villa O’Higgins there is no more road. To get to Argentina one must take a ferry across Lago O’Higgins then traverse a road that turns into a trail for 12 or so more km’s crossing the Chilean-Argentinian broader to arrive at Lago Desierto where you can take another ferry. (Alternatively ….  Read More

DOWN FOR A MONTH

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We think our decision to jump ahead and study for a month in Guatemala was a good one. Although not fluent, we are a little more at ease with the Spanish language and can at least converse with people a bit more and definitely understand a lot more. “Poco a Poco” has become a common ….  Read More

CARRETERA AUSTRAL

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The Carretera Austral (CA) in Northern Patagonia on the Chilean side is known in the America’s cycling circuit as one of the top dirt rides. The CA is over 1,200 km’s with most of it being ripio (gravel/washboard) that starts in Puerto Montt and ‘dead ends’ at the town of Villa O’Higgins. We skipped ahead from La Paz, Bolivia missing ….  Read More

THE WHIRLWIND OF PANAMA

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POSTED IN: CENTRAL AMERICA, FEATURED, PANAMA, POSTS BY MIKE, UPDATES Not overly extensive in its’ cycle lanes, Panama city had a wonderful path along the Malecon from Old Town to new town! We didn’t leave ourselves much time for Panama trying to max out our time in Costa Rica and then make our flight home for Christmas. Needless to say ….  Read More

COLOMBIA

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“The only risk is wanting to stay” is touted as Colombia’s new slogan for tourism after years of internal conflict that veered tourists away. In recent years there has been a significant increase in tourists in Colombia and rightfully so as this country has a lot to offer. Vast changes in landscapes from the Caribbean ….  Read More

COST OF BUILDING A TOURING BIKE?

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Well at least what it cost us. At first, the idea to build our own touring bikes was both exciting and daunting. We researched for days (ok, weeks) to find out what would work for us. We found lists compiled on other tourers’ sites to be a valuable resource along with their reviews of various ….  Read More

%$^& THE DEATH ROAD … WE RODE EL CHORO

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Mike and I arrived at the Casa de Ciclistas in La Paz after a hairy entrance through the outskirt town of El Alto and a seamless coast down the “Autopista” (freeway) to find our friends Billy, Simon and Olivia who we met in Cusco, Dave from the UK and Kurt from the States. As one does we ….  Read More

CHRISTMAS IN CUSCO

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Christmas away from home is always hard, you miss time with family, friends, and age old traditions. But having Skype to stay connected to loved ones makes it easier and so does being surrounded by new, like minded friends, good food and new traditions. This past Christmas we shared with 30 some other travelers and ….  Read More