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Before visiting, I knew 5 things about Norway: The roads are really, really steep. Everything is crazy expensive. Vicious mosquitoes and midges attack any unprotected flesh. The weather is stormy and unsettled all year long. The wild camping is wonderful.
Africa is a place that can appear both exciting and slightly intimidating for cyclists planning a bike tour. Alongside amazing cultures and landscapes is a fear of the unknown. Not nearly as much information is out there for Africa, compared
A tunnel of trees, YES! Boring? no. We weren’t supposed to cycle Finland just yet. The plan was to bike all the way through Sweden and up into Norway. Then I got a toothache. The kind of toothache that’s impossible
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Random Saddle Tales
Hanoi held us for almost a week. A combination of comfortable lodging, crunchy baguettes and travel fatigue conspired to keep us pushing back our departure “just one more day” again and again and again. While much time was spent holed
“Which way now?” “I dunno.” The road suddenly split into two and we were stumped. One narrow dusty track continued straight on. The other, the more travelled of the two judging from the tire tracks, veered off to the right.
I’d spun Hokkaido into some kind of cycling nirvana. A Shangri-La of sorts where a smooth ribbon of road cut through the countryside. A bike tourist’s Eden of tailwinds and temperate weather. A utopia of sane drivers, safe roads and
“The most stunning, unique route in Oregon.” Who’d want to miss that? Not us. Bikepacking Oregon’s enthusiastic praise had us sold: Steens Mountain is one of the most spectacular places anywhere. The dramatic rise of this fault block mountain above the