On Enjoying the Little Things

I have no inherent talent for most of the things I do. I am a slow runner, a mediocre mountain biker, my skiing technique is average at the very best and, admittedly being afraid of falling and exposure, I get gripped way too easily. All in all, progressing quickly in any of these sports doesn’t…

2017: A Year in Short Format

I have always found the way humans perceive time as mysterious and fascinating. While a single day can seemingly drag on for ages and the water in your pot seems to take longer to start boiling if you stand before it, waiting – when you look back on past events, it feels as if time…

Rocky Mountain Headwind: Touring the Icefields Parkway

A year ago, Taylor and I returned from our big bike tour extravaganza from Vernon, BC, to Monterey, CA. You know, the one that showed us that it all, in fact, goes, boys. To commemorate, I have decided to recount the only bike tour I managed to go on this summer – on my own,…

It Goes, Boys: An Adventure in Numbers

On this Christmas Day, it seems fitting to reminisce a little about Taylor’s and my two-wheeled adventure as roughly two months have passed since we made it back home. Granted, not a day passes that I don’t think about this most amazing trip of my life and what it has taught me. However, I have…

It Goes, Boys: It All Comes to an End (Days 44-48)

We are back in Canada. Back home. Our epic adventure has come to an end. However, it is not truly ‘over;’ the memories and experiences we’ve made have become a part of who we are as individuals. They have shaped our character and our view of the world. They have inspired and amazed us. They…

It Goes, Boys: Back at Sea (Days 33-36)

We are getting closer and closer to San Francisco. Now travelling on California Route 1, we have left the highway that has been our constant companion since the Olympic Peninsula. We have also left the big trees behind us and have regained a coast that is, in its vegetation, most unrecognizable from the one we…

It Goes, Boys: Flats and Trees (Days 29-32)

This first section of California has been rimmed by mighty coastal redwoods – the tallest trees in the world. Our lives pale in comparison to their grandeur and old age – to them, we must be like ants are to baby christmas trees. Day 29: Rest Day in Crescent City Herbie, Laura, Jackie, and Dave…

It Goes, Boys: California, Here We Come (Days 24-28)

California has welcomed us with open arms. This milestone being reached, we start the third and final chapter of our big adventure after almost four full weeks of riding bicycles. However, Oregon did not let us leave without throwing a few challenges at us. Day 24: Sunset Bay State Park to Bullards Beach State Park,…

It Goes, Boys: Friends (Days 19-23)

The Oregon Coast has been incredibly good to us thus far. It has blessed us with fantastic weather, great new friends and pedalling partners, and overall wicked good times. From spending time with our hosts Angela and Jim in Cannon Beach, to riding the past few days with awesome company, the Oregon chapter of our…

It Goes, Boys: Welcome to Oregon (days 14-18)

The past few days were ripe with the reaching of milestones; the biggest one being to enter Oregon, the State of no sales tax. It’s like we’ve reached the second chapter of our adventure. So far, it has been a most relaxing few days. But our last few days in Washington State were not bad,…