In this video 'Fietsvlogger' (bicycle vlogger) Jessica explains more about her Santos Travel Lite+ bicycle.
Jessica de Korte
“You don’t have to cycle around the world for adventure!” – Linda and Dirk are not top athletes or record holders. They are simply enthusiastic touring cyclists from Belgium. For 10 years now, the two of them have been travelling on different routes within Europe.
Linda & Dirk
Camping in someone else's garden. Sounds like fun! People share their land by Campspace, mostly unique spots in the middle of nature. A countryside backyard or a romantic cabin in a forest for example. I am cycling to Hazerswoude in The Netherlands, where I will stay at a plant nursery.
Jessica de Korte
Cycling along the tulip fields in The Netherlands is such a great thing to do. Unfortunately Keukenhof is closed now, due to the corona crisis. But Jessica visited the park and the flower fields in Holland a year ago and went for a bike ride, which she likes to share.
Jessica de Korte
Travelmaster 3+ PX
Composer Yann Tiersen, famous for his soundtrack of the French film Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, built a music studio on Ouessant, an island in Bretagne. For his album Eusa (Breton for Ouessant) he made several field recordings, of the sound of the sea for example. With the GPS-coordinates in her phone 'Fietsvlogger' Jessica is looking for the spots, on her bicycle of course.
Jessica de Korte
After more than 30 years of corporate life, this Dutch-Flemish couple decided to take the plunge and start traveling the American continents.
Only when you have been here you would understand what they mean with Patagonian winds. Only when you have been outside when nature is a raging beast you understand when they say the wind can be brutal and can drive you insane.
What a coincidence, being born in ‘65 and turning 54 while Frank turns 65 the next day, being born in ‘54.
How do you know that you still will have to bike quite some steep part up-hill? When oncoming motorcycles have switched their engines off.
I'm making my way up to Canada and go through some of the less populated areas of the U.S. It's noticeable in Montana as they even have cattleguards on the roads connecting to the freeways.
Why is it that when you are in your “nothing box” you come up with the most brilliant ideas, think of the most beautiful sentences and construct a great story, but once you find the time to write them down they have all gone? I can go into my nothing box when biking is not too difficult, not too strenuous and preferably monotone. Bit like getting in a runners high.
We spend the week with Romain from France, and encounter a black bear while cycling from Jeffrey City to Teton National Park Wyoming. We cycle on the Trans American bicycle route.
Planning with the certainty you will have to be flexible to change is a given when you are travelling by bike. We did not reach Molleturo on Saturday evening but for the first time during our biking travels we spent a night at the community center of a 35 people counting community.
The do's and dont's of transporting your touring bicycle by aeroplane. By Spinning South.
Instead of going on the highways to Moab I decide to go through parts of The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It will be fun they said, and sure it was :D
While cycling through the US I come across many different personalities, one of them being Walker out of Louisiana.
Tag along as I discover The Big Easy; we talk to street artists, dine out, go to the WWII museum, Cafe Du Monde, Bourbon Street, and just hang out with me being me!
Jessica has made it to Miami, a very busy city, loads of traffic lights, but they can skip the traffic jams on the bicycle. There are cycling lanes everywhere! "We didn't expect this at all, but cycling in Miami is like a dream. Unfortunately we don't have much time for the beaches, but we enjoy the beauty of the palm trees and the sea."
It gets hot in Florida, but Jessica also faces some thunderstorms. Some serious ones. She has to cycle pretty fast, but fortunately a restaurant provides shelter. In the state parks they get some huge camp sites, meant for RV's and they meet more alligators.
It's hot again. But the sea is refreshing. The pool on the campground? The HOTTEST ever! Jessica visits the Kennedy Space Center and tries to keep going in the heat, drinking plenty of water.
I cycle and wild camp through Florida! See what I see and join me as I embark on my 13,000 km ride all over the US.
I have arrived in Orlando, Florida, United States, to go on my most adventourus route yet. 13,000 kilometers, 16 states, two countries, 47 national parks.
How silence can sooth the nerves. Being at a place without sound pollution, only the crashing of the waves. Think about all the noise pollution our civilization is forcing up on us. When was the last time you did not hear any artificial sound?
This summer we came in contact with the Swedish Youtuber Marcus Perfjell (Bikflow). Last year he cycled to Nepal, now his plan is to go to America.
From Philadelphia we take the Amtrak train to Savannah. Pretty easy to bring your bicycle on the train. Tropical heat! Happily Savannah has a lot of parks with wonderful trees.
East Coast Greenway - Florida. There are alligators everywhere in Georgia and Florida! The locals are used to them, but they are driving in huge cars.., we are cycling!