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.
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.
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.
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?
Flat, good roads, give me the opportunity to think, reflect and wonder while biking. You maybe think you have all the time thinking while biking but if speeding downhill you need all your concentration to make it down as fast and safe as possible.
Ever wondered about the force of nature creating our earth? Massive volcanoes, tip peeking out of the earth as a dimple that just erupted, covered in dusty snow. Volcanoes created this landscape, they are still changing the surface of the earth, but with lower impact than humans do on day-to-day basis.
Born on a different cloud. My soul feels stripped to the bone and my heart vibrates more open than ever.