Some of My Crazy Favorite Moments on a Cycling Trip from Belgium to Swiss

When I tell people about my bicycle travels, I often see them wondering, “Why would you do such a thing?” For me, an important reason is the countless little adventures you bump into on the road. Here is an account of my favorite crazy moments from a 10-day solo cycling trip through France in 2017. …

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Halfway to Somewhere

Arriving in New Orleans about four days ago, marks the halfway point of our journey. We have biked some 1600 miles thus far and if we decide to “finish” in San Diego as we have planned, we have about that much to go. Emma and I left New York City on a cold windy grey …

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A Life on Wheels

In 1974, I cycled 10,000 km across Central Africa.  I was arrested in Idi Amin’s Uganda and sentenced to have my beard removed.  What a cheek!  Next came Zaire (Congo), and on entering a game park, a notice said, “Do not leave your car;” nothing about bicycles, so I carried on.   I was also incarcerated …

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An Unlikely Friendship

Isn’t it funny how two paths can cross unexpectedly and then never quite diverge from one another?   On February 1st, 2017, I received a routine message on Warmshowers. Paul was, unsurprisingly, looking for a place to stay in Austin, Texas. He and his friend had embarked on a bicycle trip across the US and …

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Milan to Rome

Last summer, four of us cycled from North of Milan to Rome.  Although there were four on our trip, we did a rider-swap in Florence, so there were only three of us at any one time. We identified our start and finish points and then plotted the most attractive route.  Research showed that we could …

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World Travelers Guest on Bike Life Podcast with Their Bike Life Book

We are happy to share this exciting new book coming out by Tristen and Belen, called Bike Life, a coffee table book which includes the extraordinary experiences of being a member of our community.  Click below to see a sample or you can use the link to pre-order. Thank you to Tristen and Belén for supporting …

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