Tag Archives: cycle touring

The home stretch – Plymouth to Bristol



How many times have you heard that well used cliche “Live for the moment”? Well we’ve lived through  some very unexpected moments during this trip. For instance the moment the front tyre went pop at a very bad moment in Turkey. The moment when Kirsty woke up to find an Uzbek taxi driver was massaging … Continue reading The home stretch – Plymouth to Bristol

Halfway, OR – West Yellowstone, MT



20th August – 2nd September 2016 Hell’s Canyon provides everything you’d expect from its name. The air is hot and dry with the sun beating off the sides of the red rock walls on either side of the road. We disturb some vultures who have been feeding off an unfortunate raccoon in the road. They then … Continue reading Halfway, OR – West Yellowstone, MT

Port Angeles, WA – Halfway, OR



I always used to find it amusing that American films had to put Paris, France or London, England when captioning a location. To us it seems obvious where these places are but of course in the USA London could be any one of 5 different places in any one of 5 different states before even considering the … Continue reading Port Angeles, WA – Halfway, OR

Vancouver to Victoria



19th July – 3rd August 2016 So we’ve crossed a few borders over the last 2 years and almost without exception they’ve all gone smoothly. Getting into Azerbaijan took a while but they gave us tea and Snickers while we waited. Getting out of Uzbekistan was delayed when they asked for registration slips from hotels for … Continue reading Vancouver to Victoria

A change of plan but not a change of direction 



Just before we left Bristol, Freecyle brought cycle touring guru Tom Allen to our door. He needed a phone and we had a phone we didn’t need. Once we’d explained why we were having a clear out he offered the sage advice that the best way to plan our trip was to not make too many plans. Anyone who’s seen … Continue reading A change of plan but not a change of direction