Category Archives: Cycling: North America / On the Road

Email from America – a very baffling roadsign

Following on from my post about signs: Eric, traveling by recumbent tricycle through his native United States at the moment sent us this photo with the following interpretation: “should a truck, rounding a curve, lean to 30 degrees or less, … Continue reading

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Pacific West Coast campsites

We have stayed in some great campsites down the Pacific West Coast. Here’s the cream of our crop for reference: British Columbia, Canada Ruckle Park, Salt Spring Island – very primitive, right on the water front, no cars allowed in … Continue reading

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Steinbeck on the American psyche

As we say a fond farewell to the United States I’ve been getting all philosophical and thinking how on earth I can sum up this country full of pleasant surprises and unpleasant shocks, and our brief time here. I’ve come … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Baja

We’re about to cross the Mexican border, and have been doing some research on the route. Here’s a few useful resources in case anyone else is planning the same: John Benson Travels – very comprehensive, and recent, blog Lonely Planet … Continue reading

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San Diego – where the sun always shines, and the people are guardian angels for cycle tourists

After over 2,200 miles of pedaling we arrived in beautiful San Diego as the sun was setting, and the afternoon mist cleared. It reminded us a bit of Vancouver, a fitting finale to the North American part of our journey. … Continue reading

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‘It’s a mile, on the flat…’

If there’s one important lesson we have learned whilst on the road, it is to take non-cyclists’ estimates of distance and gradient with a huge pinch of salt. Don’t get me wrong, people are very keen to help you out … Continue reading

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Cycling the Los Angeles beaches

Weird as it sounds, LA (city of incomprehensible urban sprawl and undisputed land of the automobile) is actually a rewarding place to cycle around – as long as you stick to the beach that is. From Santa Monica to Huntington … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving here in the good ol’ US of A. Traditionally a harvest festival, the celebration dates back to 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The pilgrims settled there were struggling to survive, in their first Winter … Continue reading

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A BONAFIDE double rainbow in Big Sur!

Another double rainbow moment – this time for real!

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Road trip: V – the wanderers return

After three days of sensory overload Vegas style we packed our bags and sought solitude in the desert on our way back west. The Mojave Desert may be desolate in parts, but there are still plenty of sights to distract … Continue reading

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