Tagged with Cycle touring

Surly Ogre – A Quiver of One

Surly Ogre – A Quiver of One

Fairly shortly after our trip to the Chilcotin’s in the fall of 2014 I was offered a 22” Surly Ogre at an amazing price by the good folks at the best bike shop in Vancouver, Mighty Riders. After some deliberation I went for it and so for the past months I have been gradually breaking … Continue reading

Chapeau! Headgear for Two-Wheeled Adventures

Chapeau! Headgear for Two-Wheeled Adventures

Cycling caps have always held a certain fascination to me. Close-fitting and cut to fit well under a helmet their small brims provide just enough shade when riding to mean the difference between visibility and blinding glare. For our recent Chilcotin’s trip we were lucky enough to be provided with a couple of winter caps … Continue reading

Araucanía – The Monkey Puzzle Trail

Araucanía – The Monkey Puzzle Trail

Leaving Villarrica, Panthea and I rode north into a quietness. In part, we’d lost our lively companion Cass. Moreover, our pace matching changes in landscape and season, we found ourselves sinking – synching – into an autumnal stillness. With our return home to urban chaos imminent, perhaps I was finally savouring the here and now … Continue reading

Beach riding at the bottom of Patagonia

Beach riding at the bottom of Patagonia

Bitter at having spent too much time on paved highways, slogging in the wind, since El Chaltén, I spent a considerable amount of time staring at Google Earth in Puerto Natales. If you ask any locals, there is only one way to get to Punta Arenas, short of crossing back into Argentina: the highway. We … Continue reading