Asia’s best-kept bicycle touring secret As a bicycle touring destination, Korea is still largely off the radar of many Western tourists. This is changing as cyclists discover the comprehensive network of riverside cycle trails and endless options for backroad biking.
Asia is an increasingly popular destination for cycle touring. Bike the popular routes through Thailand or Laos, and you’ll cross paths with other two-wheeled travelers on a daily basis. The destinations covered in this book see just a trickle
The Final Hurdles After conquering Great Divide Route’s highest point, Indiana Pass at 11,910 feet, you’d think riders could let out a sigh of relief. The tough stuff as over. They’d glide across New Mexico and sail across the Mexcian
After the vast empty spaces and rolling hills of Wyoming’s Great Basin, we were ready to test our mettle on some big mountains. Colorado called. The Cowboy State is home to the Great Divide’s most momentous climb: Indiana Pass (11,913
Private Road. No Trespassing. We’d learned to love navigating with online maps, but his time they’d steered us wrong. Did we continue? No way. We were riding Eastern Oregon, a place some claim is the Redneck Capital of America. Most
“Those roads are probably still buried under three feet of snow. You’ll have a tough time making it through.”The forest ranger in McCall confirmed what we’d begun to fear: it was still too early in the season to attempt the
The high Himalaya looms large in cyclists’ lore. Over the years we’ve been privy to plenty of tales of ferocious headwinds, debilitating altitude sickness, and freak summer snowstorms. Finally it was our turn to ride some of the world’s highest
Bicycle touring in Oman? Yes, OMAN! That low-key country just down the road from Dubai, snuggled up next to Saudi Arabia (where it’s actually illegal for women to ride bicycles) and Yemen (in the midst of a nasty civil war).
Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries on the planet. Almost everyone who has the opportunity to visit Iran, falls in love with its warm and generous people. The country certainly has its challenges, but there are many misconceptions
A blogging break Our last update was from Bangladesh. That was almost 12 months back. Since then, we let the blog slide. Of course we could trot out numerous excuses for the lapse in online communication. Limited internet access. A