Stories from the Road

Solo Bikepacking & Camping Around the Top of New Zealand South Island

Contributor: Felipe Spina Embarking on a 42-day solo bikepacking and camping adventure around the top of New Zealand’s South Island turned out to be an incredible journey filled with unexpected challenges and breathtaking landscapes. My decision to hit the road was a spontaneous one, triggered by the impending end of my work contract and the […]

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A 70th Birthday Treat

Contributor: Christine Chappell I’ve always wanted to do a long cycle ride. Not just a day, but weeks or even months. Eventually I decided the time was now. I negotiated time off from grandparent duties, voluntary work, families, friends, the garden, the husband. And in my 70th year I took off for a month. I

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Biking the Baltic: A Tale of Lost Luggage and Found Adventures

Contributor: Stefan Koehler When life throws unexpected curves at you, the best way to tackle them is with resilience and a sense of adventure. Here, I, Stefan, alongside my fellow traveler, Connie, an unlikely duo of seasoned and newbie bike tourers, embarked on an extraordinary journey along Denmark’s picturesque Baltic Sea Coast. Little did we

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Goodbye, Old Friend

Contributor: Phil Blumenkrantz I’m suffering separation anxiety – not from a girlfriend or job or my recently-deceased cat. From my Panasonic PT-3500. It’s been six months since I parted ways with the touring bike I’d ridden almost exclusively since the mid-80s. My sense of loss hasn’t softened. Each time I would complete a trip, I

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