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Posts Tagged ‘south america’

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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Alex Gauquelin

Posted March 2nd, 2012

Alex

“I started thinking about bike touring while reading Rob Lilwall’s story ‘Riding home from Siberia’. I took my first long trip in south America in spring 2011 and I’m planning my next one in Asia on a Hase Pino tandem for September 2012.”

Follow Alex on his website: www.alexavelo.com

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Harriet & Neil Pike

Posted January 22nd, 2012

Harriet & Neil Pike

“In 2008 we were coming to the end of a 2 year backpacking trip in Asia, and were tiring of that form of travel.”

“We’d met plenty of cycle tourists in the Stans the year before, had liked the idea and decided to try it out with a cycle home to Oxford from Istanbul. The freedom and joy at being outside all day soon had us hooked on two-wheeled travel, so we headed to South America the following year and spent 19 months cycling on that beautiful continent. Out there we soon discovered that our favourite rides were on quiet roads in the mountains, well away from traffic and the big cities.”

“Stories from our trips are at Pikes On Bikes  and we’ve set up Andes By Bike, which has route information and maps of many of the small routes we cycled in the Andes.”

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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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Laura & Paddy

Posted April 18th, 2011

Laura & Paddy

Laura and Paddy, a couple from London, set off in May 2011 for a 15-month circumnavigation of South America by bike visiting each of the 13 countries.

In the past they have cycled the length and breadth of the UK and have covered 1,000 miles of the North Sea Cycle Route. It was so much fun that they decided to give up their jobs for a proper adventure to see a continent that neither of them have visited before.

They are cycling and camping around South America and are looking forward to some amazing scenery, meeting friendly people and pushing themselves with some challenging cycling over the Andes and through the Amazon rainforest.

You can follow their adventures at www.pedallingabout.com

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