February 2014

Archives

Knives Out

10,704 km so far. There are knives in my belly. Not literal knives, you understand. But they might as well be, for the pain I’m feeling. It’s safe to say that I now know what it’s like to be shived. While riding a bike. Up a mountain. OK, let’s start at the beginning. The Preamble […]

Read more

Grateful Photo #59

The Cobber body cooling neck wrap.  ♥

Read more

On Pause

10,625 km so far. We chose poorly. Hindsight, and all that, but we really shouldn’t have taken a rest day in Son La. The town offered little to entertain us, and our hotel was less than perfect. Yes, it had a beautiful view from the window, but the rice fields are awash with mosquitos, so […]

Read more

Grateful Photo #58

Tummy friendly porridge.  ♥

Read more

Another One For The Record Books

10,625 km so far. Since today’s ride was to take us over the infamous Pha Din pass, where Heaven meets Earth, I was going to call this post “A Hellish Ride To Heaven”. But, as it turns out, nothing about the day was hellish. I might even say it was heavenly. I’d definitely say it […]

Read more

Grateful Photo #57

A little patch of shade.  ♥

Read more

Letting Our Muscles Recover

10,531 km so far. We decided that we would take a day off in Son La. Not because there’s anything here we particularly wanted to see, but because our bodies are tired from the past few days of mountainous rides, and our minds are tired from thinking about all the mountains still to come. We […]

Read more

Grateful Photo #56

Sunlight.  ♥

Read more

A Tremendous Ride

10,531 km so far. Today ranks as one of the best rides we’ve done on the trip. It helped that the first 60 km or so were virtually all downhill. But the easy ride was only a small part of the attraction. Villages And Vistas With visibility up to 25 km, we finally got to […]

Read more

Grateful Photo #55

Sugary drink at the end of a long hot climb.  ♥

Read more
Go top