Yearly Archives: 2013

A Mini-Guidebook to Cycle Touring in Central America

The Number One Question: Why? This is often the first question we are asked, and perhaps the most difficult to answer. Why do we cycle tour? Why travel at all? Lots of books and articles have been written listing reasons … Continue reading

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Cycling + Sex Hotels = Big Bang

Lately we developed a serious obsession with one of the most successful TV shows of all times, “The Big Bang Theory”. When people ask me how did we start watching the program, as it is well known that we don’t … Continue reading

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Pipeline Protest: Putting the Rest of Us to Shame

Two weekends ago we went to an anti-pipeline protest in Duncan, on Vancouver Island (there were simultaneous demonstrations all over BC). The demonstration was small, much smaller than it should have been: where were the rest of the 5,000 or … Continue reading

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Living the Moment in Central America (Video)

For five months Gili and I rode our bikes around Central America on a journey from Panama to Belize and all the countries in between. Not taking the direct route allowed us to explore, connect with people, take our time … Continue reading

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Sloquet Hot Springs: The Thirty Something Trip

November. The month of desperation. The month in which we change our clocks backwards and let darkness set an hour earlier. The month of rain, as the Guns n’ Roses song goes. It’s also the perfect time of year to … Continue reading

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Mt. Seymour: A Few Favourites

Mt. Seymour is probably my favourite hike on the North Shore. When we parked the car, I realized I probably share this sentiment with many others, but despite the full parking lot we didn’t see that many people on the … Continue reading

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The Chief: Escape from the Fog

The fog engulfed us for over a week. I woke up each morning just to see a dense grey cloud outside our window, with no sign of the sun. Yes, it led to a mysterious atmosphere: I imagined stalkers lurking, … Continue reading

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Princeton-Keremeos Loop: Apples, Samosas and Plenty of Sunshine

Thanksgiving long weekend offered another opportunity for a short getaway. While most Canadians were busy eating turkey and pumpkin pies, we were free to do as we wished, although we did eat a very good pumpkin pie. On Friday I … Continue reading

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Steveston: A Fall Ride Full of Treats

As fall arrives we need to think about more “close to the city” activities. The ride to Steveston is one of our favourite rides in the area, and it is especially appreciated during the shoulder seasons. The first weekend of fall this year … Continue reading

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Blowdown Pass: The Perfect Combo

The forecast looked good for the weekend, so we were excited to get out for yet another September hike. There is something really great about hiking in September – usually we are more in shape, I am actually enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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