Stories from the Road

Uphill to Oracle

Contributor: Maren Sounders February 7, 2022 – Today I biked 23 miles, almost exactly the same as yesterday. But whereas yesterday’s journey was mostly flat and on a car-free path, today was on Rt. 77. Fortunately, for most of the way there was a wide shoulder. But I pushed up a slight but relentless incline totaling …

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A Community For Hope

Contributor: Elsa – @healmyplanet I’ve stopped counting the number of miles I’ve been riding. My objective was to make a solo cross-country trip biking from New York City to San Francisco while working (not easy to take three months off the grid); I didn’t care about piling up miles.   I would have never thought …

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Slap the Wall

Contributors: Chuck and Susan Atkinson Susan and I have been involved with Warmshowers for almost 11 years. Prior to hosting here in Shkoder, Albania, on an annual basis, we never hosted more than 3-10 guests. We consider ourselves expats. In 2010, we flew with our recumbent trikes to this side of the pond from the …

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Wo-man’s Best Friend

Contributors: Iris Joschko and Zuri Cycling round a beautiful country full of rolling hills, shimmering lochs, dramatic mountain ranges and breath-taking views all with your best friend – my dog Zuri. The most beautiful way to travel and truly embrace a country and its unique people. As travelling companions, Zuri and I could not be …

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Homemade Heroes

Contributor: Marcus Macdonald Lying prone on a sack of maize, hitchhiking in the back of a truck in Mozambique, I decided that I needed a new way of travelling. In Malawi, I bought a second-hand bicycle for seventy-five US dollars and a pair of Royal Mail panniers. For better or worse, when I was in …

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Mostly Heaven on Earth

Contributor: Mick Elmore I gave Hell a miss. Heading south to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Dexter-Pinckney Road, I saw a sign that it was only about 30 kilometers out of the way. I stopped and thought about it. I had detoured further on the trip, including 45 kilometers from Appleton to Green Bay in Wisconsin …

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