Category Archives: Trip Reports

Brew Hut: Dilemmas in the Mountains

Staying at a hut now poses us with a dilemma: is it right for us to subject other hut-goers to spending a weekend with our toddler (as great as he is)? On the one hand, surely we should not be … Continue reading

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Quarry Rock: The Trial Hike

Quarry Rock is a nice hike when we want to experiment with our abilities. We first went there with Gili’s dad when I was still recovering from my broken arm injury five years ago. We also went up there when I … Continue reading

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Washington and Idaho: Hail, Warm Showers and Sunshine

Plan B Our trips are known for their rocky starts. So we were not surprised when we were all packed and ready to go on our first four day ride when it started hailing and blowing winds like in the … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Cycling the Wild Far North

How (not) to Take a Vacation Some people know how to take a vacation. They book a week or ten days in a resort or a hotel, spend some time on the beach, eat well and have a good time. … Continue reading

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Victoria: A Wet Ride and a Warm Stay

On the last weekend in November, literally hours before selling our car, we headed to Victoria for the weekend. Of course, the car only served us to reach Tsawwassen – from there we were on our bikes, as usual. We … Continue reading

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Seattle: Post Election Weekend of Urban Cycling Exploration

It was a stressful week with the US elections taking over everything and everywhere. For some reason, not in my worst nightmares, did I ever thinkĀ Donald Trump would become the next president. I followed the elections a little bit (because … Continue reading

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France: Cycling in the Place Where You Can’t Go Wrong

On Airport Ordeals, Bike Boxes, and a Toddler in Tow We heard from several people that “you can’t go wrong” when going to France. However it seemed that in the beginning everything was going wrong. We arrived early in the … Continue reading

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Yellow Aster Butte: 24 Hours Car-to-Car

Sometimes everything goes smoothly. After a few ordeals on trips this summer, this is not something to be taken for granted. After we got our carĀ back from the mechanic in Whistler, we both felt it was time for a weekend … Continue reading

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Welch Peak: Uncomfortably Numb

We had spent the last few hours scrambling along a narrow ridge. The rock was rotten, every boulder seemingly just waiting for one of us to free it, such that it could roll down the mountain side. Every now and … Continue reading

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Illal Meadows: Our First Families’ Hike

Our friend Line invited us and a few other families to join a hiking and camping trip to Ilal meadows. We’ve been there twice before and in fact we just talked about going there again with Neil since the access … Continue reading

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