End of the road, the furthest south I'll ever go with a bicycle. Tierra del Fuego National Park, Patagonia. Also the start of the road north, two and a half years to Alaska. This is Lara, the bike that will get me there. Basically, my wife 🤷🏼♂️ We've travelled four continents together and I wouldn't want to do this on anything else. As a massive gear nerd I've spent years trying to fine tune my setup and now I think I finally have my perfect rig. Capacity for three weeks of food in a pinch, 17 litres of water, and with tent, clothes and sleeping gear that should keep me alive down to around - 20c. The 30L backpack on my rack can be easily taken off and worn for long hike-a-bikes, and Lara is light enough that unless carrying a lot of food and water I can lift the whole thing onto my shoulders and walk with her on my back. My whole up to date gear list is on my website for anyone curious what I'm carrying. Link in bio.
Since the beginning of December 2018 we are in Africa 🌍! This means it’s our 1 year anniversary 🎈 🎉 🥳 Since we entered this colorful, interesting and chaotic continent, we we were overwhelmed by the hospitality, warmth and generosity of the people. We are looking forward to our next months on our way to South Africa 🇿🇦
"みんなランクルで通り過ぎる2泊3日の道。俺たちは自転車で12泊13日かけて走る。自転車旅行は冒険じゃないなんて人もいるけど、実際ある程度危ない。 まぁここには道なんてない。無数にある轍の一体どれが正しい轍かなんてわからない。 The road for two days and three nights that everyone passes by the Toyota Land Cruiser. We run by bicycle for 13 days and 12 nights. Some people say that biking is not an adventure, but it is actually somewhat dangerous." | Regranned from @ninin.yonrin Use #bikewander to be featured!
"Can I have the same bike for the next part of my journey across Africa? 🤔😏 From Lusaka (Zambia) to Kachere (Malawi) 1003 km in 10 days ridding in on all kinds of road. Today, I rode 4000km on my bicycle with my luggage on the Africa's roads" | Regranned from @joworldride Use #bikewander to be featured!
"Wondering for a moment whether I’m doing the right thing trying to follow the almost invisible trail in whiteout conditions while riding the tail of the Femundsløpet dog sled race a couple years back" | Regranned from @pedalhound Use #bikewander to be featured!
"Me encanta subir montañas y hacerlo lo más alto posible (aqui a 4090) en bici es una sensación increible de superación y libertad. Poner la tienda a la noche después de una jornada tan exijente y contemplar las estrellas hace que todo siga fluyendo" | Regranned from @unmundoenbicicleta Use #bikewander to be featured!
"Paso sico We crossed the Andes from San Pedro de Atacama via Paso Sico to Cafayate. Paso Sico marked our last high altitude (+4000m) pass of our trip. We descended straight into one of Argentina’s wine regions, Cafayate. Cafayate marks the end of high altitude cycling in South America. From now on it should be 'easy' going not counting the infamous wind of Patagonia. Fingers crossed she will be in our back most of the time 🤞🤞" | Regranned from @outdoorroamers Use #bikewander to be featured!
"I just released "El Fin Del Mundo" the first video of my trip from Ushuaia, Argentina to Alaska on YouTube! Link is in my bio @where_is_karl. It only took 9 months to get this out, I promise the next one will be much sooner! Like it, share, and subscribe! Happy pedaling!" | Regranned from @where_is_karl Use #bikewander to be featured!
"I have a saying that I’ve held onto for years: “if I don’t cry or bleed at some point (preferably not at the same time), it’s not an adventure”. I’ve come home from multi-day trips and realised, with genuine disappointment, that I’ve only been for a bike tour – nothing *happened*. And while nothing going wrong (hopefully) indicates experience and preparedness, it’s just a holiday. Another saying that I carry with me on all adventures is: “fix your problems”. When these catastrophes arise, treat them as a test, and find a way to beat them. Find a way to get back on the trail. Find a way to your finish line. But it doesn’t always happen. It can’t always be your day. As much as I’ll put everything I’ve got into making it my day, it simply won’t always be. Shit happens. While on one hand, an adventurer needs to apply all the grit and creativity and determination in the world to get through the adversity, she also needs to make a smart call every now and then. Realise that she can’t clear this hurdle. Realise that she *can*, but she *shouldn’t*. One more saying: “live to fight another day”." I wrote some words on 'Anatomy of a Scratch' - when to push through and when to walk away - on the @apidura journal.. link in bio! @shandcycles" | Regranned from @jennytough Use #bikewander to be featured!
I had no idea if I'd be able to reach Laguna Esmeralda with my bike, but there were no signs prohibiting bicycles so I decided I might as well give it a go. At least a dozen hikers I met on the trail told me it would be impossible, but as it turns out it was merely 'difficult' rather than actually 'impossible'. People often get those two mixed up. Only a couple of hours of dragging Lara through peat bogs and I made it to the Laguna. Worth it! 👌
"🇬🇪Este fue el día más difícil que tuve en el año. Tuve que empujar -casi cargar- mi bicicleta por 10 kilómetros porque era imposible pedalear☃️. ¡Nos tomó horas salir de ahí! Al menos fue divertido✨. ENG. This was the hardest day of the entire trip. I had to push my bicycle up the mountain for 10 kilometers☃️. ¡It took us hours to get out of there! At least it was fun✨. 📸@mike__tj" | Regranned from @berber_poli Use #bikewander to be featured!
Welcome to Patagonia! After a couple of weeks partying it up in Buenos Aires I jumped on a flight down to Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. From here I'll be spending the next couple of years pedalling slowly north through the Americas, following the mountains all the way up to Alaska. I'm giddy with happiness to be here and to be back in the wild where I belong. Fin del Mundo, the end of the world. What a place to start!