Mike in Europe: Bike Touring Southern and Western France. The last leg.2 Aug 30 Michael / plog
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
Mike In Europe: Not Bike Touring Around Italy – a Mid Tour Break2 Aug 3 Michael / plog
Leaving the bike behind and hopping on the train for a non pedal powered trip to see family and a few favorite Italian places.
Mike In Europe: Exploring the Jungfrau region by bicycle5 Jul 17 Michael / plog
One of the original aspects of bike touring that drew my interest was the ability to explore areas on my own at a slower pace. Sometimes days of loaded down riding just for the sake of making distance can take some of the fun away. In order to get back to having fun I decided to remove the panniers and head out into the mountains to explore the Jungfrau Region by bicycle instead of taking the day off. I’m glad I did.
Mike In Europe: Bike Touring the Moselle & Rhine Rivers1 Jul 11 Michael / plog
A week of bicycle touring the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. Two of Europe’s most popular cycling routes. Pedaling down the Moselle River from Luxembourg City to Koblenz and then up the Rhine.
Mike In Europe: Beginning My Bike Tour – From London to Maastricht5 Jun 23 Michael / plog
Cycling from London to the Netherlands through France and Belgium on a Surly Cross Check. The start of my European bike tour.
A Different Bike for a Different Type of Tour7 Jun 7 Michael / gear
Riding on a train in Ireland during the first week of backpacking about Europe during the Summer of 2010 I saw several groups of travelers boarding with lightly loaded touring bicycles. The moment I saw this I thought that it would be a great way to see Europe…
Take me… to the volcano!5 Mar 14 Michael / plog
“I have less than six months to live. The Waponis believe they need a human sacrifice or their island is going to sink into the ocean. They have this mineral your father wants so he hired me to leap into their volcano.” Joe Banks, Joe Versus the Volcano
Gear Stuff, Mike’s bike14 Feb 24 Michael / gear
Bike Touring Nerdery
Tulum to Bacalar: Coastal Bike Touring at its Best5 Feb 6 Michael / plog
The final leg of our bike tour in Mexico… onward to Central America!
There is nothing to say here6 Jan 24 Michael / plog
Nothing to say here, just some select photos from the last leg our bike tour in Mexico…
Juchitan to San Cristobal, Uphill Headwind3 Jan 14 Michael / plog
Sometimes Pedaling Nowhere means pedaling uphill and into the wind…
Mexican Haircut & Random Thoughts on Our Bike Tour in Mexico15 Dec 27 Michael / plog
A few days not riding in Oaxaca gave us some time to groom and reflect. Here are some thought about our bike tour in Mexico, so far…