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Posts Tagged ‘north america’

Liz & Scott

Posted April 16th, 2012

Liz & Scott

“We have been touring for about 30 years. We were inspired by Liz’s friend Pamela, who cycled solo through Africa in the early 1980s. We now have 4 unpublished journals, including Rome to Madrid, the TransAm (USA) and the North Sea Cycle Route. Still wondering what to do with them!”

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Kai & Sheila

Posted April 11th, 2012

Kai & Sheila

Our motto: Actions express priorities. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Our goal: Simplify life so that we can focus on work that is important and meaningful to us.

In a call to live more sustainable lives, we’ve committed ourselves to changing our lifestyle to better reflect our values. We’ve miminized our belongings, paid down debt, quit our jobs and built our own tiny, off-grid, home (180 square feet).

We’re currently learning how to live simply from the seats of our bicycles. We consider our self-supported and open-eneded bicycle tour around the world a pilgrimage, one in which we hope to discover community, hope and people affecting change through every day action.

Join us at www.2cycle2gether.com

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Christi & Tauru

Posted April 5th, 2012

Christi & Tauru

Christi and Tauru are currently (April 2012) riding in Chile, on their way to an 18-month journey across roughly 16,000 miles and 15 countries on a tandem bike from Argentina to Alaska.

Along the way they’ll stop at schools for the visually impaired to talk about their story in hopes to raise awareness. You see Christi is blind and Tauru is going blind. They hope to inspire others with disabilities that anything can be accomplished.

This isn’t the first time they’ve set out on a long adventure. In 2009 they completed a trip across the US.

Follow them on their blog: http://twoblindtoride.org

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Christine McDonald

Posted September 10th, 2011

Christine McDonald

“I didn’t even own a bike when I was 23 and decided I wanted to try bike touring. I borrowed one, bought the cheapest panniers I could find, took an overnight bus to my starting point and explored my home province of British Colombia for a month.”

“I was hooked after that and convinced a girlfriend of mine to buy a bike and join me for a 6 month trip down the U.S. west coast, the Baja peninsula, and then around Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.”

“The two of us did another trip through Kyrgyztan and Tajikistan where we ran into some very cold weather in the Pamir mountains! Generally, we love dirt roads, high mountains and getting away from civilization on our bikes. We’re trying out a change of pace this fall, though, with a tour around sunny, warm Cuba :)”

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Jaime & Nigel

Posted August 9th, 2011

Jaime & Nigel

“We are a Canadian/Australian couple from Perth, Western Australia. It’s been a dream of mine (Jaime) to cycle across Canada for about 5 years, inspired by a friend of mine who cycled from Montreal to Vancouver. I mentioned it to Nigel while on a bike ride a year ago and surprisingly he was keen!”

“We decided that we would use our ride to raise funds and awareness for old-growth conservation in British Columbia, an issue that we both hold dear. We started out on our trip May 1st, and are currently midway through our journey and have cycled over 5000km on a round-about route to Southern Ontario. We expect to finish this trip at the end of October on Vancouver Island, but hope to do more adventures in the future! Possibly for other conservation concerns?”

“We’ve loved travelling Canada by bike as it is a fantastic way to see the backcountry and the wildlife, and also to meet so many great people. We are blogging our journey at www.tilthelasttree.com

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