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Thank You

This blog post is dedicated to all of you: our friends, family and followers. To anyone who has ever liked or commented on a photo I’ve posted on Instagram or Facebook. If you’ve told a friend about our blog or social media accounts or our bicycle journey. Perhaps we’ve met on the trail[...]

Nima

Nima: A Tribute

Some of you may already know, but I know that many don’t, that we have two cats, Nima and Ollie, that we left under the care of our neighbor Nick, before departing on this journey. A few months ago, we received an email from Nick. In the email, he mentioned a strong limp in Nima’s[...]

The Mayor Maxwell

“It is an inescapable reality – to love anything or anyone is to risk loss. And a relationship with an animal carries a double-edged sword. While we enjoy the unconditional love of our animals, we know that odds are better than good that even if they enjoy a long and healthy life, we will[...]

Letting Go – Running

Before road cycling and bike touring, there was running. For 16 years, now half my life, running has been my escape, my therapist, my medicine, my church, my religion. I’ve probably run at least 50 races over the years, ranging from 5k to 50k and tens of thousands of miles. I’m not a fast[...]

Just Drink the Damn Wine

Just Drink the Damn Wine As we near our departure date (107 days, to be exact), I’ve noticed my use of “special things” around the house increase. Special things are those items that may cost more than I would normally spend on something, gifts from friends that I would never buy for[...]