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Show 32: TransAmerica Trail, Heinz Stücke and Winter Camping


This week we cycle the TransAmerica Trail from Oregon to Virgina with Melanie. We also talk to the famous Heinz Stücke, who tells about how his bike was stolen in Russia. And we share lessons from a winter camping trip. All in Episode 32 of our bike touring podcast. Play in new window | […] Read More »

I’m a cyclist, get me outta here!


923km Cedar to Garson We’ve heard a lot of bad things about the Trans-Canada Highway through Northern Ontario. Wild truckers. Plenty of traffic. No shoulders. “They’re all true,” says one cyclist we meet in Michigan. “I stuck a hacksaw out the side of my bike to make the cars give me more room. You should […] Read More »

Just Imagine


532km Baudette to Cedar Just imagine: 8 flat tires in one afternoon. And then imagine fixing those punctures on a road without shade, when your patience is already wearing thin after dealing with a broken rim – one that should have lasted much longer than it did – and being rejected from a campground because […] Read More »

A wheelie bad day


There’s nothing quite like cycling a long distance to a town, only to be confronted with a sign at the municipal campground that says ‘no tents’ – even though there’s lots of space for tents and all the facilities to boot and no suggestion of where tenters might be welcomed…. This was our introduction to […] Read More »