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,…

Skis in the Thicket: A September Attempt

Mountains are among our greatest teachers. As such, no day spent among them is ever a waste. Even when a plan doesn’t fully unfold, a mission remains unaccomplished, and a goal isn’t reached, it is still worth it. For failure is one of the most valuable lessons to be taken away from the teachings of…

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: Hola, Frisco! (Days 37-39)

Taylor and I finally made it to San Francisco! It took us 39 days (with 4 rest days thrown in here and there) and 2,548km to get here. We pedalled non-stop for roughly 140 hours; that’s almost six days of straight biking. We are so incredibly proud to have made it here in our own…

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: The Beginning (Days 1-4)

You can get really far on a bicycle in four full days of riding – even if you are at the very beginning of your adventure, when there are still so many unknowns (not exactly knowing how much your body can handle being only one out of many). I am saying this because I am…