Cold. Tired. Uninspired. Bored? The last week of riding was my toughest mentally and physically yet. For three days I felt like I was on the world’s largest yo-yo – ascending huge climbs, only to drop a long way down again. I had one particularly amazing day that renewed my spirits, but the three after … Continue reading Up against the divide: Cajatambo to Tarma
After more than seven weeks on the bicycle and a couple of days exploring Quito, it was time for a break. I was feeling perpetually tired and my legs were definitely getting sluggish. Over the course of my trip, I'd heard from numerous backpackers how wonderful the Galapagos was and that even though it's expensive, … Continue reading Break time: A detour to the Galapagos
A few people have asked to see my route map. I can't figure out how to embed it in WordPress, so here's the link: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/18240178 Basically, it's been Bogota - Suesca - Villa de Leyva - Paipa - Mongui - Paramo Ruisa - San Gil - Zapatoca - San Vincente de Chucuri - San Rafael - … Continue reading The route so far
The cartoon at the top of the post was created by Rob Buchanan, the Revelstoke Review's brilliant and award-winning cartoonist. Rob's brilliant and almost every Monday morning he'd come into the office with a hilarious cartoon. People have told me they bought the paper just for the cartoon. My work was space filler between the … Continue reading Freedom 37.5!
Almost three months ago - far too long ago in hindsight - I walked into my boss' office and gave in my notice of resignation from my job as editor of the Revelstoke Review. It was the beginning of June and I'd just worked all day Sunday, followed by a very long Monday getting a … Continue reading One week to go
This is an old trip report I wrote in February 2015. This has been a weird winter in Revelstoke. We've had lots of snow, including a couple of epic days, but for the most part, the big storms have come with rapidly warming weather and snow has turned to schmoo and schmoo has turned into … Continue reading A trip up Avalanche Mountain