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Guest Post: If bikes could blog

Ned and Charlotte’s bikes have had an unusual existence since our arrival. It is partly because we are in a region of Guatemala with high mountains and lakes. But it is also partly because Ned and Charlotte are generously taking … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Under the volcanoes

I’m Ned’s dad. My partner, Shenagh, and I are spending two and a half weeks in Guatemala and southern Mexico.  We would never have considered doing this (it is very far from our New Zealand base) if it had not been … Continue reading

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Adios Fellow Pedalers

Goodbye Ned and Charlotte. It’s been a pleasure sharing a part of your amazing adventure. Now you are in Mexico and heading south while I’ve retraced my steps north to San Francisco to put my bike in a box and … Continue reading

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The Wild West

As one would expect there is an abundance of wild life in California and certain things a cyclist needs to know. Notices posted up in the state parks alert you to some of the dangers, such as poison oak and … Continue reading

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Long distance cycling and advice on cheating

The best way to cycle is to stay in the saddle but there are times, especially for us elders, when for one reason or another, cheating is essential. There are times for example when it’s positively dangerous and foolhardy to … Continue reading

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Fat Dog

I have to say something about Fat Dog because he’s a legendary figure on the Berkeley scene and has been ever since he came to the University of Berkeley California as a medical student just when the swinging sixties were … Continue reading

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Halloween

In the cafe in Point Arena I saw a headline in a local paper, “Only 11 shopping days to Halloween to find your perfect costume.” As we know Halloween in England is a pale relation of the American version but … Continue reading

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New Arrival

I joined Ned and Charlotte in a town called Willetts after a train and a bus ride north from San Francisco. I have to point out I am Ned’s Mum, so I would say it’s exceptionally big-hearted of the two … Continue reading

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