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Posts Tagged ‘tandem’

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

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“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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John & Rachel

Posted January 4th, 2011

“We ride a Thorn Raven Discovery tandem which we got for our wedding present nearly five years ago. This year (2o1o) we’ve been taking a break from work, and spent September to December riding from London to Istanbul,” say Rachel and John.

Read more about their trip on: www.fitzgeraldfreewheel.wordpress.com

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Chris & Janyis

Posted November 10th, 2010

“You don’t choose your passions – they choose you. And it’s passion that keeps us going through the rain and the headwinds, the cold and the aching limbs. The twilights with no camping in sight, the mountain pass that just won’t arrive, the never ending straight roads and the mad chaos of the capital cities. But when the cold turns to sun, the headwind dies, the campsite arrives and the breathless climb up the mountain leaves you speechless, it all makes sense and there’s no place on Earth you’d rather be.”

A wonderful thought from Chris and Janyis, who’ve been touring together for 3 years, including a 3-1/2 month tour in Europe.

“The tandem puts you to the test – physically and emotionally. You can’t get away from each other, so you have to work together, welded together by this strange frame, cycling in unison whether you want to or not. A beautiful tour and a beautiful bike, this was a special trip that closed a personal chapter but opened our minds to new possibilities and potential….”

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Patrizia & Brö

Posted October 10th, 2010

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Patrizia & Brö started exploring the world in 2003 on their tandem bicycle, through parts of Africa and South America, the Middle East, Central Asia and via China and Nepal to Southeast Asia. They took breaks in Switzerland (2006) and Singapore (2008) and now they’re on the third stage of their trip, including Japan and South Korea.

They write: “During the past years we had the chance to get to know kindhearted people, to cycle through lonely and breathtaking landscapes at temperatures ranging from -25°C to +50°C, to visit busy cities and remote villages, to pedal over mountain passes and endless deserts, from 420m below sea level to 5,897m above sea level, to travel by boat, bus, train, yacht, lorry, motorcycle, horse and on foot, wandering, wondering, exploring, admiring. In short, we could – and still can – enjoy our lives as globetrotters, travellers and guests of foreign countries, people and cultures. All this we would love to share with you on these few pages. We are pleased that you are taking part in our journey!”

Somewhere On Earth is their website. Their motto: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

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